The Georgian Period was a regal time, when many of Dublin’s most well to do residents resided in lavish homes. One of those stunning historical abodes is Number Twenty Nine, a Georgian townhome from the late 18th century that’s now a public museum. Tour every corner of this extravagant home, from a basement that holds an authentic collection of Georgian era furniture, to an attic that has carpets, curtains, and artifacts that have been preserved for hundreds of years. In addition to the intriguing period pieces, informative storyboards help to educate visitors on the life of a wealthy homeowner. Similarly, there’s also info on the daily lives of residents who weren’t so well off—particularly the servants who kept the home in such a reputable and high-class state. Wandering through Number Twenty Nine takes the better part of an hour, and seeing as it’s only a short walk from Grafton Street and the city center, it’s an educational and insightful stop on a walking tour of Dublin.
Number Twenty Nine is open on Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm, and on Sunday from noon-5pm. The museum is open from mid-February through mid-December, and while the museum is arranged for self-guided tours, there are guided tours at 11am and 3pm and are a on a first come, first serve basis. The DART drops off at the nearby Pearse Station, or, if traveling on foot, is adjacent to Merrion Square’s southwestern corner.