14 Henrietta Street

14 Henrietta Street: 300 Years of Dublin life

Henrietta Street is the most intact collection of early to mid-18th century houses in Ireland - work began on the street in the 1720s. From Georgian townhouse to Tenement dwellings, 14 Henrietta Street tells the story of the lives of the people who lived there, and how social change impacted on them over time.

A visit to 14 Henrietta Street allows you to see and understand how tenement living developed, through the mass conversion of the mansions of Dublin to house the families of workers not lucky enough to be securely employed in companies who were building housing such as Guinness. It also looks at the development of urban life, including suburbanisation, housing and development policy and the social and cultural life surrounding all of these.

Access to the tenement block is only by guided tour, Wednesday to Sunday. The tours will bring you on an intimate journey that connects to the personal stories of many of the house’s former residents to reveal the building’s hidden histories. These stories are told through recreated immersive rooms, audio, film and through the walls of the house itself.

It's a great and rare opportunity to have an insight into 18th century Dublin and get to grips with the complex social history of this great city.

For more information and tour booking options, please BOOK ONLINE.

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