Locally referred to as No.29, this museum is more formally referred to as Dublin's Georgian House Museum. The house dates back to the late 1700s and it, along with nine other houses, was fully restored by the Electricity Supply Board in conjunction with the National Museum of Ireland in 1988. It opened to the public in 1991.
The house is a recreated up-market, five-storey residence of the late 1700s to the early 1800s. It houses a wonderful collection of Georgian artifacts including furniture, art, clothes and ceramics.
The house has been carefully restored as closely as possible to how it would have looked in this time period. It allows the visitor to step back in time and view an authentic Georgian upper society dwelling. The restorers have even replicated items such as wallpaper, curtains, paint and carpets. Wherever possible, they have tried to restore the original décor.
The museum is open daily. Times vary depending on the day and there is an admission price, though concessions do apply. You can only see the museum using a guided tour which is included in the admission price and lasts about 40 minutes. The guides provide a wealth of information about the house, as well as the culture and customs of the Georgian era. There is also a short 10 minute video about the house before you take the tour.
The museum is located south of the Dublin's center. It is accessible from the city by foot or you can catch the bus or train. Both services run frequently. If going by train, get off at Pearse Station. There is also a café, serving light snacks and a gift shop. Note that you cannot take photographs whilst in the building.
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