14 Henrietta Street
14 Henrietta Street
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
WINNER OF THE EUROPEAN MUSEUM OF THE YEAR SILLETTO PRIZE 2020. When you enter 14 Henrietta Street you’ll experience over 300 years of family and city life in the walls of one address. Our intimate guided tours bring you on a journey from the houses grand Georgian beginnings to the tenement dwellings of its later years. By connecting to the personal stories of those who called 14 Henrietta Street home the building’s hidden histories are revealed. This is your opportunity to discover their personal stories, to share in their memories and to walk in the footsteps of those who called 14 Henrietta Street home. “It really brought the human side of history alive for us”. Guided tours of the house will reopen at the end of July 2021. Experience our new Georgian Dublin Walking Tour: Henrietta Street and Beyond. Enjoy a journey through Georgian Dublin led by our award winning tour guides, taking visitors to some of Dublin’s most elite addresses and grand Georgian squares.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Leslie R
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating location with moving first-person primary source perspectives.
    Our guided tour was extremely well done. The group size was small enough to maintain everyone's attention. The guide was personable and knowledgeable. The mixed media elements of the tour enhanced it in wonderful and unexpectedly moving ways. The location itself and the stories it holds are fascinating. The Council made the right decision to preserve this space. I hope others join them in the preservation of the rest of this street. Fantastic.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Marilee P
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best New Tour in Dublin
    This was by far the most facinating experience we have ever had for a historical tour. I've been to Dublin several times and was looking for something new. The tour cosist of how rooms would have looked as a town house in the 1700s and as a 17 room tenement in the 1900s to 1970s ..One toilet for over 100 people living in the same building at the same time--even into the 1970s! Rooms are from pictures taken in the past. guide is good as well as great videos for each decade. Be sure to take the House tour...not the street tour...the sign up website is a bit confusing. Be sure to sign up in advance as it does sell out. Also no seats in the waiting area so don't come too early! There is a nice pub on the corner. I can not believe my relatives lived like this.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 July 2023
  • bikerbabe2014
    Dublin, Ireland283 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take a step back in time
    I highly recommend booking this tour. Take a trip through the centuries back to Georgian Dublin right up to 1979 when the last resident left. Excellent short films give a rounded history as you move through each of the rooms. Our tour guide was excellent. Well Done everyone!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 July 2023
  • SuzW300
    Columbia, Missouri127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-see attraction! A great snapshot room-by-room of Irish history
    Don't miss this tour! Centuries of Irish history reflected in a single building. Tickets are best purchased in advance during tourist season, as groups are limited. Our guide gave an informative talk in each room and the videos complimented the information. From mansion to tenement to 1970's apartment, this building has seen the ebb and flow of Dublin's landscape.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Derek M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit to 14 Henrietta Street
    Even though I'm a native Dubliner, born and raised when these tenements were still in use, I found it a fascinating piece of history, with an excellent guide. I would like perhaps to see more books relating to Dubling inner City history - possibly a small bookshop. I'm sure this would increase revenue to the museum.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 29 July 2023
  • jmillercaa
    Los Angeles, California14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating slice of Dublin history!
    Sheila did a wonderful job of bringing alive the evolution of an elegant Georgian house into a squalid tenement. Great snapshot into the real lives of the Irish wealthy AND the Irish poor. We enjoyed the mixture of Sheila's narration combined with well-done short films shown as the tour progressed. Highly recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Dave L
    Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit for locals and tourists alike!
    A really fantastic tour full of fascinating facts about Dublin that I never knew, even though I am a Dubliner born and bred. Our tour guide Gillian was fantastic, full of local knowledge and you could really tell how passionate she was about the tour and the history of Henrietta St and the surrounding areas. Well worth a visit for locals and tourists alike!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 31 July 2023
  • viole19
    Bray, Ireland8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    amazing amazing amazing.Just brill tour from start to finish.Our tour guide Donal was amazing.The museum is just like stepping back in time,just brill. They have resorted Henrietta house to an excellent standard. Everyone should visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Mauimim
    Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful afternoon
    What a wonderful afternoon . We had the wonderful Gillian guide us around this historic building . Managing to bring it to life with both song & story . The final room had more items I recognised than I would like , but I guess we are closer to being in history than we realise ! As a newly disabled person I’m amazed at how accessible it is . If only all places were this good . Staff were amazing and took very good care of me . Thanks so much !
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Linda
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent, informative, moving!
    Our guide Séan was excellent. He had so many facts and real life stories to tell. His knowledge of the house and its history was fantastic. The restoration of the house was done so carefully with many areas left as they were. The actual contents and personal belongings of some of the tenants who lived there made you feel like you were stepping back into their time, making it a very moving experience. Highly recommend visiting 14 Henrietta Street. I will be back again.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
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Rebecca C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
I have lived in Dublin for most of my life & this is by far the most evocative & vibrant & effecting visitor experience I have ever done. Centuries of history are brought to life in the most vivid & moving way. Incredible archive footage really brings Dublin's fraught tenement history into the here & now, bringing real human the stories to life. I was moved to tears at multiple points - some happy, some sad. Our guide Gillian was amazing - so passionate & knowledgeable & warm - her proximity to Dublin's tenement history made her tour all the more immediate & real & relevant. My family have started to tease me because I have not stopped going on about how much I loved my experience & how much I recommend them to visit.
Written 7 September 2020
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Margo37
Dublin, Ireland701 contributions
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Jan 2020
We had been attempting to visit this museum and made it at last. We were so lucky that we arrived about 10 minutes before the 3 p.m. tour was about to start and there were 2 places left, but we were 3 - and we were permitted to join.
Our guide, Evan, was very interesting and informative. We had history from when it was a grand town house used only in the winter months, down to when it was converted to tenements in 1870's. We saw Bartholomew Mosse's bed - ordered by him but he died before it was completed. He founded the Rotunda Hospital in 1745 which is nearby, the oldest maternity hospital in Europe. Children's toys in one room, a furnished flat on the basement level as it was when last occupied. Videos shown in three rooms with some benches for sitting on. Architectural models of houses in two of the rooms.
Entrance was €6 for OAPs and students and €9 for adults and takes one and a quarter hours.
Well worth a visit.
Written 8 January 2020
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Berni110
Dublin, Ireland583 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
A very interesting journey through Dublin history. On arrival we were greeted at reception & checked in promptly. Our guide Gillian was so friendly, professional, informative & showed her passion for her work through her stories which she told with heart & wit. The videos of times gone by & families who became “stats” were made human by Gillian who gave insight into who they were & told their story.
The journey through the house from times of wealth to the run down parts that became the home to over 100 people. The artefacts that remain are real talking points ( chamber pots, bar of soap, sewing machine, roller skates, blankets)
Would highly recommend this tour.
Great value for money & tour duration is approx 1hr 15mins.
Written 9 March 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
I visited the museum as a family group of 9, ranging from my mother aged 84 to youngest aged 14. My mother was transported back to her childhood as her own grandparents lived in 15 Henrietta Street. The guide was a True Dub and extremely knowledgeable, relating facts, stories and history of the house in its grandeur and at its worst, ie tenement. The atmosphere was amazing and at one point myself and my sister experienced "strange" eerie cold feelings in one of the rooms at exactly the same moment. At the end of the tour, we took a stroll up and down Henrietta Street taking in its splendour and seeing exactly all the history that we had heard during the tour.
Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed the event. Myself, having booked the tour, was a bit worried that it may not appeal to some members of our group, eg. My 14 year old nephew and my daughters boyfriend who is from Dundalk. These two especially enjoyed the experience as they said later that were unaware of how life was in Dublin city back then.
I would hugely recommend and encourage anybody to take the tour of this amazing understated and hidden gem, especially if you have any family connections to Henrietta Street.
Written 3 June 2022
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John S
Dublin, Ireland210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This museum is only open a couple of years and it covers the journey of the building - once the poshest address in Dublin to the 100 years of it being a tenement (1879 - 1979) and housig around 100 individuals in primitive conditions.

You are brought through a series of rooms with a short film shown in most of them. This tour is guided (in our case by Evan) which brings the whole experience to life as he is clearly enthusiastic (and informed) about the place.

Admission €9 (€6 for over 60s!!)
I recommend it.
Written 15 February 2020
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helben2017
Cork, Ireland28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Visited today with our son who lives in yhe city now. What an amazing tour. Our guide Fergus had a vast knowledge not only of the tenement building but also of the city itself. His lilting Dublin accent kept us all captivated and the hour and a half simply flew as we took a step back in time to what life was like for those who lived in the building. A brilliant tour well worth a visit
Written 8 March 2020
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Lindamhogan
Dublin, Ireland92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Just two of us took the tour this evening - with Phelim as our guide. So much history in this house !
The tour was so professionally delivered - had us engaged 100% of the time, a really interesting walk through (literally) the life and story of the house, street and Dublin of the time.
Highly recommend !
Written 16 July 2020
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Alan B
Dublin, Ireland36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Pat our guide was brilliant. The historical context and history of this fascinating building was explained simply and with great effect. The entire tour was captivating and a must do for all native Dubliners. Tours are intimate and must be pre-booked. The building itself is an absolute gem and expertly conserved / restored to give an accurate and compelling insight into the history and social context. Could not recommend it highly enough.
Written 5 February 2020
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Sarah O
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Really informative and enjoyable tour with Tour Guide Pat. He was extremely well informed and delivered the tour with enthusiasm and sincerity. The musuem have also pyt recent covid precautions in place ensuring I felt very safe and comfortable throughout the guide. Thank you to all staff.
Written 14 July 2020
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Margaret O
Dublin, Ireland58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Went here recently after reading a lot of positive reviews. Went with my sister and teenage daughters and they were just as fascinated as the adults. The fact that this is recent history just added to the place. All the stories told of former residents of the building coming back and their stories and donations were fascinating. A great addition to Dublin. I can't remember our guides name but he was very good and brought Henrietta St alive for us. Thank you.
Written 28 February 2020
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