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  • James Joyce Museum

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addressJoyce Tower , Sandycove


Phone+353(0)12809265

Fax+353(0)12809265



Opening Times

The James Joyce Museum will open on Saturday, 19th April 2014 after a recent closure to facilitate remedial works.

The James Joyce Tower, in Sandycove, was one of a series of Martello towers built to withstand an invasion by Napoleon and now holds a museum devoted to the life and works of James Joyce, who made the tower the setting for the first chapter of his masterpiece, Ulysses.

Beautifully located 13km south of Dublin on the coast road, this tower is the perfect setting for a museum dedicated to Joyce, a writer of international renown who remains, world-wide, the writer most associated with Dublin.

Joyce's brief stay here inspired the opening of his great novel Ulysses. The gun platform with its panoramic view and the living room inside the tower are much as he described them in his book.

The museum's collection includes letters, photographs, first and rare editions and personal possessions of Joyce, as well as items associated with the Dublin of Ulysses.

  • Operating Hours

    1 Apr - 1 Oct

    MON 10:00 - 18:00
    TUES 10:00 - 18:00
    WED 10:00 - 18:00
    THU 10:00 - 18:00
    FRI 10:00 - 18:00
    SAT 10:00 - 18:00
    SUN 10:00 - 18:00
  • Operating Hours

    1 Nov - 31 Mar

    MON 10:00 - 16:00
    TUES 10:00 - 16:00
    WED 10:00 - 16:00
    THU 10:00 - 16:00
    FRI 10:00 - 16:00
    SAT 10:00 - 16:00
    SUN 10:00 - 16:00

(subject to change)