The Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), a new landmark cultural centre in the heart of Dublin, has officially opened its doors to the public.
Located on St. Stephen’s Green – Dublin’s largest Georgian garden square – the museum is set inside the historic UCD Newman House, where noted Irish writers like Kate O’Brien, Maeve Binchy, and James Joyce formerly studied.
MoLI features a series of immersive exhibitions that tell the story of Ireland’s literary heritage, from early storytelling traditions to the finest contemporary writers. On display is a host of literary treasures from the National Library collection, including the very first copy of James Joyce’s Ulysses.
Designed by internationally renowned exhibition designers RAA, with lighting design by Michael Grubb Studio.
Offering immersive multimedia exhibitions, artefacts, lectures, performances, children’s education programmes, historic house tours, research facilities and a digital broadcasting studio, as well as a rather splendid bookshop and a café – not to mention the rather beautiful and tranquil gardens at the back of Newman House – the Museum of Literature Ireland is a major new contribution to Ireland’s literary landscape.