Welcome to MoLI –a museum of literature for the world’s greatest storytellers.

A partnership between University College Dublin and the National Library of Ireland, the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) is a new landmark cultural institution in the heart of Ireland’s capital city. Picturesquely located on the southside of St Stephen’s Green in one of Dublin’s finest historic houses, MoLI draws inspiration from the work of Ireland’s most famous writer James Joyce. It celebrates our internationally-renowned literary culture and heritage from the past to the present, inspiring the next generation to create, read and write.

Immersive multimedia exhibitions, priceless artefacts, 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.


“The 21st Century museum is not a place that simply remembers what went before. It is a site of vastly different experiences, inspired by the past while imagining the future, through an open door and with an open mind.”  

Simon O’Connor,
Director of MoLI