Due to the measures put in place by the Irish Government to combat the spread of COVID-19, The James Joyce Cultural Centre is closed to the public. There are no tours taking place at present.
The James Joyce Cultural Centre, situated in a stunning Georgian townhouse, offers the visitor historical and biographical information about James Joyce and his influence in literature. See the door to the famous No 7 Eccles Street from “Ulysses”, a recreation of his living quarters in Paris, art exhibitions and more to bring the author and his works to life. With the help of audio guides in French, German, Italian and Spanish*, interactive displays and knowledgeable walking tour guides, you will discover a piece of the literary history of Dublin. Our walking tours appeal to visitors with a casual interest and Joycean experts alike while our shop has a great selection of books by and on Joyce as well as other Joycean memorabilia. We run monthly evening lectures between September and June. You can also book a private walking tour.
Only the ground floor of the Centre is wheelchair-accessible.
*The audio guides are only available for individual visitors, not for groups.
October – March
- Mondays: Closed from 1st October – 31st March
- Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm
- Sundays: 12 – 5pm
April – September
- Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm
- Sunday: 12 – 5pm
Last admissions are at 4.30pm and our exhibitions close at 4.50pm.
- Christmas period: Centre is closed from 12.00 noon on Friday 20th December and centre re-opens at 10am on Thursday 2nd January 2020.
- St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday 17th March 2020.
- Easter Sunday 12th April & Easter Monday 13th April 2020.
Admission to the Centre, including temporary exhibitions:
- Adults: €5
- Students/Concession: €4
Group rates (10 persons or more)
- Adults: €4.50
- Students/Concession: €3.50
Group payments must be made in a single transaction.
If you are a tour group that is interested in visiting the James Joyce Centre be sure to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or+353 (0)1 8788547 to discuss your visit. Due to limited capacity in the Centre, groups must book in advance to ensure availability.
The James Joyce Centre also hosts walking tours for public and private groups, for more information have a look at our tours page here.
How to get here
The James Joyce Centre is located on North Great George’s Street which is close to O’Connell Street in Dublin 1.
O’Connell Street is serviced by most main bus routes including:
1, 4, 7, 7b, 7d, 8, 9, 11, 13, 16, 38, 38a, 38b, 40, 44, 122, 123, 140, 747,
Aircoach Route 700 and the Dublin hop-on/hop-off bus tour.
Nearby Parnell Square is serviced by bus routes
40d, 46e, 63, 118 and 120.
The nearest LUAS stop to the centre is at Parnell Street.
Connolly Station is a close walking distance (5 – 10mins) to the Centre for DART and commuter rail users.