On a plaque outside his family home, the famous Irish playwright and socialist George Bernard Shaw is described modestly as the "author of many plays". This same humble outlook is found inside his Victorian terrace house, which opened to the public in 1993.
Shaw is famous for over sixty plays including the iconic Oscar-winning Pygmalion, which was soon to become the hit musical "My Fair Lady", and also for winning a Nobel Prize for literature. His birthplace, situated on a terrace street in Dublin, is an archetypal example of middle-class Victorian living, and makes for an interesting visit for fans of Shaw and the 19th Century alike.
Restoration work on the home has re-created the Victorian interior, with the kitchen, drawing room, parlor and two bedrooms decorated as they would have been during Shaw's early life. Visitors can walk around at their own leisure, however tours of the house are also offered and are available in foreign languages.
For avid Shaw fans, there is also a book-shop on site stocking many of his most famous works.
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