A little time capsule of family life in Georgian Dublin, Number 29 is a fascinating curiosity. Rooms are kept as close as possible to how they would have looked in the period from 1790 to about 1820. The differences between family living spaces and the basement servants’ quarters are, unsurprisingly, stark. Two elegant drawing rooms, with rich carpets and expensive blue wallpaper and crystal chandeliers, stand in sharp relief to the sparse housekeeper’s bedroom or the simple, homely kitchen. At the same time, however, the industriousness of the kitchen is quite a revelation—medicines and cosmetics were made here from scratch by the servants, in addition to all the family’s meals. The self-guided audio tour is informative, or if you can’t bear to be in a place like this without being able to ask questions, there’s a full tour daily at 3pm.
Number Twenty-Nine: Georgian House Museum
Corner of Fitzwilliam St. Lower and Mount St. Upper, Dublin 2
Our Rating Hours Tues–Sat 10am–5pm. Tours: 3pm Transportation
DART: Pearse. Bus: 15X, 49X, 50X, 65X, 77XPhone 01/702-6165 Prices Admission €6 adults; €3 seniors and students; children 16 and under free Web site Number Twenty-Nine: Georgian House Museum Other Last admission 30 min. before closing.
MapCorner of Fitzwilliam St. Lower and Mount St. Upper, Dublin 2 Dublin
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