Number Twenty Nine Fitzwilliam Street Lower is a Georgian House Museum. The rooms are furnished with original artefacts from 1790-1820, illustrating how life was lived in the late Georgian era by upper middle-class Dublin families. The museum is sponsored by the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) in partnership with the National Museum.
The Museum has been closed for some years to facilitate the construction of a new ESB Head Office Complex –
Information about the proposed reopening date is impossible to obtain. It seems reasonable to conjecture that the museum will never reopen.
In early 2021, the ESB applied to convert the building into apartments. In February 2021, Dublin City Council refused planning permission, stating that: “The proposal would reduce the range of cultural and tourist activities in the city core and would set an undesirable precedent for the loss of further cultural facilities in the city”.
Number Twenty-Nine is currently closed to the public, and is unlikely to reopen.
The website is currently offering virtual tours and historic information.