Number Twenty Nine Fitzwilliam Street Lower is a Georgian House Museum. You go on a self-guided tour from the basement to the attic. 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 “temporarily 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 museum building into three luxury 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”.]
In the past, the museum was open mid-Feb to mid-Dec Tues-Sat: 10.00 am-5.00 pm. Closed Sun, Mon. Guided tours (on a first come, first served basis) took place each afternoon at 3.00 pm; group tours were on a pre-arranged booked basis (11.00 am).
Here is a video tour of the House: www.numbertwentynine.ie
Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Dublin 2.
Adults €6; concessions.