Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI)


A partnership between University College Dublin and the National Library of Ireland, the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) celebrates Ireland’s renowned literary heritage from past to present, inspiring the next generation to create, read and write. Situated across three architecturally stunning historic houses, MoLI is home to prized artefacts of the state literary collection such as the original copy of James Joyce’s Ulysses and a diverse range of boundary-pushing permanent and temporary exhibition spaces. MoLI explores the wide canon of Irish writing past and present, from internationally acclaimed authors to lesser known writers who have not yet experienced the level of public awareness they deserve. MoLI is open 7 days a week during the peak season (March-October) from 10:00am to 6:00pm (last entry at 5:00pm). General admission includes a guided tour, which are facilitated on the hour, however the museum is also designed to be self-guided and visitors can also decide to explore the museum at their own pace. Alongside the museum tour, MoLI offers tours of the historic house weekly on a Monday. MoLI is a museum for everyone and audiences of all ages, with our youngest visitors being able to enjoy our fun Litlab. The LitLab, situated on level 4, is MoLI’s dedicated family-friendly space, featuring children’s exhibitions and programming throughout the week. On the First Friday of every month, the museum opens late for free from 6-9pm, with access to the exhibitions, live performances, interviews and special screenings. MoLI also has a gorgeous cafe The Commons, readers garden and courtyard. In 2023, MoLI was awarded the Europa Nostra / European Heritage Award for Citizen Engagement and Awareness Raising.

Current opening times

Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Galleries & Museums
  • Arts & Culture
  • Mature visitors
  • Historical
  • Solo Visitors
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Retail On Site
  • Wifi
  • Food On Site
  • Toilets
  • Guide Dogs Welcomed
  • Guided Tours
  • Credit Card Accepted
  • Covid-19 Guidelines
  • Paid Visit
  • Paper Ticket Accepted
  • Families
  • Friends
  • Kids
  • Self-Guided Entry to the museum, cafe and gardens
  • Hourly Public Guided Tour
  • 12-24 hrs notice in advance
Enjoy a journey through the past and present of Irish writing with our welcoming, friendly staff at hand.

Contact details

  • Museum of Literature Ireland
  • UCD Newman House, No.85/86 St. Stephens Green
  • Dublin 2
  • Dublin
  • Ireland