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Museum of Literature Ireland
Open today, 10:30-18:00
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UCD Naughton Joyce Centre
86 St Stephen's Green
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Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

We’re delighted to welcome you to MoLI.

For directions and transport options, please see our Where’s MoLI? page.

Let’s stay safe together! In line with Irish government guidelines, our priority is to keep you safe while you have a relaxed and well-deserved visit to the museum.

What we are doing to keep you safe

  • Large, well-ventilated, open rooms At MoLI we are lucky to have many beautiful large, open rooms, allowing you to socially distance without difficulty. Make sure to follow the designated route through the exhibitions, and feel free to visit the gardens, shop and café while you’re here.
  • Hand-sanitation Visitors are required to sanitise their hands at the museum entry and exit, and at least once throughout their visit. There are many hand-sanitising stations throughout the museum, and staff on hand to answer questions.
  • General safety measures  We have implemented additional safety measures in line with Government guidelines, including:
    • Protective perspex screens at all ticket/shop desks.
    • Contactless payment where possible.
    • Increased cleaning schedules keep our physical environment safe.

Our Facilities

  • There is a buggy storage area on the ground floor, under the stairs beside the toilets. This area is not supervised and buggies are left at owners’ discretion.
  • Baby changing facilities are in the accessible toilet on the ground floor.
  • We do not have a cloakroom or locker facility in use in MoLI at this time.

See here for more about accessibility.

The MoLI Shop

The MoLI shop is open from 10.30am to 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday. The shop is also open bank holiday Mondays. A haven for book lovers, the MoLI shop stocks a wonderful selection of Irish literature and poetry for all ages, as well as a meticulously curated selection of local handmade crafts. A gift wrapping service is also available for those last minute surprises!

The Commons Café

At garden level you will find the celebrated Commons Café which is open 10.30am to 5pm. Run by Irish food legends (and sisters) Domini and Peaches Kemp, the Commons Café is an all-day Irish kitchen and dining room, opening out onto our Courtyard Garden. Showcasing Ireland’s beautiful produce and culinary heritage, visitors can enjoy an array of award-winning breakfasts, lunches and early evening meals, freshly baked goods, specialty coffee from Roasted Brown, home-made juices and fermented drinks, and many wines from the glass from local boutique wine-shops.

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