“Number Twenty Nine” is the name of a popular tourist attraction in Dublin. Behind this number (Number Twenty Nine) is actually a typical Georgian house in Dublin. Built in 1794, it has survived to the present day, and has since been transformed into a museum entirely dedicated to its own history. And let’s say it: this History is fascinating!
House 29 is open to the public and can be fully visited. During a guided tour (only in English), you will learn how its inhabitants lived there. On the program: exhibitions, videos and period objects will mark your progress within the house.
The guide will then hasten to share with you some amazing anecdotes about the house.
You will then discover fascinating reconstructions, retracing the bourgeois lifestyles of the time, as well as the modern equipment that allowed you to live there in comfort (notably a wooden fridge, where wine was stored to keep it cool).
Between testimonies of former inhabitants (including that of Mrs. Olivia Beatty, who lived there for 12 years), video screens, and visits to the rooms, you will feel transported to a completely different era.
During the visit, you will discover the large kitchen, its pantry, and the room where the housekeeper slept. Upstairs, you will visit the dining room… and then, 2 lounges (one of which was dedicated to major events, while the other was dedicated to more everyday life).
Finally, you will also discover the bedrooms, one of which has a bed dating from the beginning of the 19th century. Small passage through the bathroom, then on to the children’s bedrooms (these still have particularly rare period toys).
Finally, you will discover that a tutor also lived on the top floors: she was an employee of the house and had to instruct the children of the Number Twenty Nine.