Number Twenty Nine is a genuine and faithful recreation of how Dublin was during the late 18th century. As the name suggests, this ordinary house (hence No. 29) is where Georgian life is honestly reconstructed for the benefit of modern visitors curious about how life was over 200 years ago. How people lived in this era, including their dining habits, food pantry, servant’s quarters, bedrooms and living room parlours, are detailed with numerous items genuinely from the era alongside accurate replicas.
In many ways, the Georgian era was the first in which the emerging middle classes could enjoy a level of luxury previously only reserved for the highest royalty and nobility. The rise of the professions such as law, medicine, business and accountancy gave rise to a market for well-made furnishings, décor and designs, ceramics and glassware, plus a cultured way of living. Number Twenty Nine is eager to demonstrate this emergent culture, which many periods to follow have strove to recapture and imitate.
|Number 29 Georgian Museum, 29 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2, D02 E932, Ireland.
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