Free entry to Number Twenty Nine with the Dublin Pass
Number Twenty Nine
Dublin Pass Benefits:
Free entry to Number Twenty Nine
Normal Price: Adult: €6.00 ; Child: €3.00
Number Twenty Nine is Dublin's Georgian House Museum and has been restored and furnished with original artefacts and period décor to bring the years of 1790 to 1820 back to life. Visiting the exhibition gives young and old alike a chance to experience what life was like for the fortunate who lived in such elegant townhouses, and the less fortunate who worked in them.
- Neoclassical design
- Period features and fittings
- Guided tour from basement to attic
Did you know
- There were at least 25 coach builders, over 30 gold and silversmiths, and nearly 50 cabinet makers working in Dublin in the 1790s – all of whom supplied their wares to grand mansions such as Number Twenty Nine
- The Empire style of the 19th century drew its inspiration from Egypt and was partly a bi-product of Napoleon’s military campaigns
- Dublin was undergoing a population boom in the 1790s, which grew 200% to the century
Things to see:
Décor and Furniture
Number Twenty Nine is exemplary of the dominant architectural styles at the time, including the neoclassical style. There are also glimpses of the Empire Style and Neo Grecian style, too, which were coming into play and popularity in the 19th century.
Because of the changes in décor, furniture and glassware had to match the luxury style of the properties so visitors can see paintings and ceramics, as well as silverware and glassware, dating from the late 18th century or early 19th century and all sourced by local Irish manufacturers. There’s also a wide range of paintings on show at Number Twenty Nine, including an impressive collection of prints, oil paintings, watercolours and sketches.
Join in on a tour and experience the grandeur of Georgian Dublin from top to bottom. As Number Twenty Nine Lower Fitzwilliam St. was first occupied in 1794, during a time of great change and expansion in Ireland's capital, the house is a great museum to learn about the lives of those living within it and those working within it. The tour starts in the kitchen area, which would have been a hive of activity, and continues into the spacious and elegant dining room and luxurious front and back drawing rooms on the first floor. These would have been the most public rooms in the house, where all the finery would have been on show to impress their guests. The tour then takes visitors through the private quarters and concludes in the attic of Number Twenty Nine, once home to the governess and the children of the family.
Guided Tours: Daily at 3 p.m. on a first come basis
How to get there:
- Bus: 7, 38, 38a, 39, 39A
- LUAS: Green line to St. Stephen’s Green
see the: full list of attractions included
|9th February – 10th December|
|Tuesday||10.00 - 17.00|
|Wednesday||10.00 - 17.00|
|Thursday||10.00 - 17.00|
|Friday||10.00 - 17.00|
|Saturday||10.00 - 17.00|
Closed: Sundays, Mondays, Good Friday (25 March) and from 10 December for Annual Maintenance Programme
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Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Dublin 2
+353 1 702 6163