The Museum of Literature Ireland brings together the cultural resources of Ireland’s largest university and Ireland’s National Library in a unique location which has shaped the writings of Joyce, Newman, Hopkins and generations of students.
The museum is located in Newman House, a complex of historic buildings comprising two Georgian Townhouses and the Aula Maxima, a Victorian assembly hall. The buildings are the site of the foundation of University College Dublin by John Henry Newman and have close links with James Joyce, who attended UCD as a student.
MoLI celebrates our internationally-renowned literary culture and heritage, from the past to the present, inspiring the next generation to create, read and write.
An immersive multimedia exhibition, priceless artefacts (including Joyce’s own ‘Copy No.1 of Ulysses’), lectures, performances, cutting-edge children’s education programmes, historic house tours, digital broadcasting, research facilities and a café set in one of the city’s most beautiful and tranquil gardens make the Museum of Literature Ireland a major contribution to the local and international literary landscape.
Designed and completed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects, it opened on Culture Night 2019.