MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland

86 St Stephen's Green, Saint Kevin's, Dublin
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. Architects Scott Tallon Walker were engaged to transform the Aula Maxima at Newman House into a modern museum building while creating universal access across the historic site where UCD was founded. The aims of the architectural project included developing a world-class exhibition centre, integrating Newman House into a wider city context, and weaving the buildings together into a better functioning integral whole. The main visible architectural intervention is the creation of a new stair and lift core clad in glass with an interstitial veil of copper filigree. The scheme has been designed in such a way that the new works are to the rear of the buildings and have minimal impact on the historic fabric.

Tour Info

Tour every hour from 11am-4pm Wheelchair access restricted to a few rooms Pre-book only. This event is booked out! Accessibility Please see below MoLI accessibility page with information about the museum. Accessibility
  • The historic house, both Old Physics Theatre and Saloon have lift access but not the Bishop's Room. 
  • There is no parking on site. Nearest parking lot at  St. Stephen's Green shopping centre.
  • Public transport is easily accessible in the area, including luas and bus. 
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  • Wheelchair Accessible.


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