Number 29 Lower Fitzwilliam Street

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Number 29 Lower Fitzwilliam Street information

Location
Dublin , Ireland
Address
29 Lower Fitzwilliam St
Getting there
Bus: 7 & 44 from city centre
More information
www.esb.ie/numbertwentynine
Prices
adult/student/child €6/3/free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sat mid-Feb–mid-Dec
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In an effort to atone at least partly for its sins against Dublin’s Georgian heritage – it broke up Europe’s most perfect Georgian row to build its headquarters – the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) carefully restored this home to give an impression of genteel family life at the beginning of the 18th century.

From rat-traps in the kitchen basement to handmade wallpaper and Georgian cabinets, the attention to detail is impressive, but the regular tours (the 11am tour is reserved for pre-booked groups, leaving only the 3pm tour on a first-come, first-served basis) are disappointingly dry.