The Virtual TOUR

The Virtual Experience allows you to step back in time and explore Number 29 as it was in the late 18th Century  

The Number Twenty Nine house on Dublin’s Lower Fitzwilliam Street is currently closed to the public.

To get an insight into life in the house, please take our virtual tour, watch our video tour or explore the rooms.

Number Twenty Nine opened to the public in 1991 to celebrate Dublin’s status as European Cultural Capital for that year. It was run by ESB in association with the National Museum of Ireland as an exhibition of Dublin home life for the period 1790 to 1820, and ran for 25 years.

The National Museum of Ireland supported the museum in furnishing the house and through the shared expertise of their specialist staff. To learn more about the National Museum of Ireland and the exhibitions currently on view in the Decorative Arts and History Museum at Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, click here.

The house was first used by the Electricity Supply Board in 1928, a year after the company was established, and was used for office purposes until the late 1980s.

It was one of ten houses on Fitzwilliam Street Lower and on Mount Street Upper restored by the Electricity Supply Board in 1988.

For information on the history of ESB please visit our ESB Archives website at www.esbarchives.ie