Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats

The exhibition, Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats, which has been described in The Irish Times as "one of the most important literary exhibitions yet staged internationally," opened to unanimous acclaim on May 25, 2006.

Since then, over a quarter of a million  people of all ages and nationalities have delighted in the experience of this award-winning exhibition.

Opening hours for this exhibition are:

Mon - Wed: 9.30am - 7.45pm

Thurs - Sat: 9.30am - 4.45pm

Sun: 1pm - 4.45pm

Guided tours

Group tours can be pre - booked subject to availability - please contact us at (01) 6030 346 or email  to arrange your visit. It is advisable to book at least 2 weeks in advance of your visit. Groups may also self-guide through the exhibition  - we would appreciate prior notification if you intend to visit with a group. To make the most of your visit there is an information booklet available at the entrance to the exhibition.


Association of Heritage Interpretation: Interpret Britain and Ireland Award  (November 2006)

CLÉ: Best Overall Production Award  for the exhibition's companion book, Works and Days  (January 2007)

Irish Digital Media Awards: Best Business to Consumer Innovation Award  (for the use of multimedia touchscreens in the exhibition) (January 2008)

Institute of Irish Designers Awards: Commendation, Visual Communications: Promotional Literature/Publications (for My Yeats)

Education Ireland's eGovernment Award 2009 (website short-listed)

European Museum of the Year Award 2009 (exhibition short-listed)

To take a virtual tour of the exhibition,  visit the award- winning Yeats Exhibition homepage.

You can also test your knowledge of Yeats' plays with this quiz from the Guardian!

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