The Little Museum of Dublin is a local history museum situated at St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland. The museum is located in an 18th-century Georgian townhouse owned by Dublin City Council.
As a local history museum for the city of Dublin, the Little Museum chronicles the history of the city in the 20th century. It provides visitors with information on life in Dublin during that time period. The Little Museum, the "brainchild" of director Trevor White and curator Simon O’Connor, was formed in April 2011 and officially opened its doors to the public in October of the same year. A registered charity, the museum is governed by a board that includes representatives of Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland, the national tourism development authority.
|Monday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
Bert Oosthuizen | Feb 25, 2018
Great museum detailing the history of Dublin. Tour guides most entertaining chatty and knowledgeable. Enjoyed the visit but was disappointed and aghast that they proudly displayed a pic of communist murderer Che Guevara as if this monster was some kind of hero. Apparently he has some Irish ancestry which if I was Irish, I'd be deeply ashamed of. Apart from that, highly recommended!
Kate Bryan | Nov 21, 2017
June was our tour guide - she was absolutely brilliant. Very knowledgeable and thoroughly enthusiastic! The museum itself wasn't what I expected, the tour was intimate and informal, and we were encouraged to ask questions about any points on interest throughout. I would say it's more of a walk through Irish culture than Irish history, but this was a refreshing break from other museums. We'll definitely be going back next time we're in Dublin! It's a gem of a place!
Scott McDonald | Feb 27, 2018
You may miss this small museum facing St. Stephen's Green in city center but it's a wonderful way to experience Dublin's past and present thanks to donations from the citizens who sent in photos and items from their homes to tell the story of the people of Dublin. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and encouraged conversation and questions - the three floors gave a sense of the town from the 1916 uprising through present day and a room for U2. WIll return next visit if I can.
MJ O'Brien | Jan 29, 2018
Best Museum in town, a little treasure in Dublin. The staff are incredible, I never get tire of going so much so I bought a membership. The best money I have spent in a long time. Save your ticket & pop downstairs for a discounted coffee & treat.
Marcos Westphalen | Feb 18, 2018
GREAT STARTING POINT TO LEARN ABOUT THE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL EVENTS THAT MARKED THE STORY OF DUBLIN OVER THE LAST CENTURY. THE GUIDED TOUR TAKES 30 MINUTES. FRIENDLY STAFF. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Cliff Stead | Apr 1, 2018
This little museum is well worth a visit if you are interested in the history of Dublin. It can be free (save 8 euro each) if you also have a hop on hop off bus ticket. Get a free admission coupon from the hop on hop off bus driver when you get off at stop 12 (right across from the museum). Plan about an hour and go on the guided tour included in the admission. Joan is a very cheery tour guide. You might be lucky enough to go on tour with her. There is also a quaint lunch cafe below the museum. They have great soups and also offer 10% off the food cost with a museum ticket. Cliff & Judy Stead.
Sue Harvey | Mar 29, 2018
Most interesting and enjoyable museum we visited. Staff were really friendly and knowledgeable. The guided tour was fascinating and funny with lots of history and quirky facts. The guide connected with the group who were multinational and included children. She wasn't just going through a script but was able to answer questions too. If you like social history this is a must. The tour lasts about an hour but you can stay after to see the rest of the house.
Jerry Gordinier | Mar 29, 2018
One of the best sights in Dublin. Made up of a ton of donated items, represents Dublin as the locals see its history. Only a couple of rooms (and a rotating exhibit) but the hourly guided tour is fantastic and engaging. Our tour guide, local comedian Gary, was fantastic and even sang a little tune. Don't miss this museum if in town.
Peter Bevan | Mar 25, 2018
I would suggest this to anyone who wants a quick crash course on understanding the last 100+ years of Dublin’s place in Irish history. A great place to start, and I wish I’d done this as the first (rather than one of the later) stops on my trip. With loads of artefacts packing the rooms of this Georgian townhouse, there’s plenty to explore or at least pique your interest. They rotate out the lower floor exhibit every 3 months, so I’ll be back to see the new one that goes in just before I leave. The staff were very friendly, and happy to share their knowledge — both historical and current — about the city. Plus, your tour ticket gets you 10% off at the cafe downstairs!
Lindsay Vickers | Mar 8, 2018
A great little museum with some interesting and quirky items. History abounds, particularly social history. On entry you are taken to one room for the initial presentation then into another to continue with more recent history. You are then free to wander. Ensure you visit that first room next as another tour will start and you will be unable to enter and browse while they are there. There is plenty of time for the other rooms.
Oonagh C | Apr 24, 2018
I love this Little Museum. I have visited it twice, each time as good as the other. The staff are super friendly and really informative. It is in a 3 story house just on Stephens Green. The tour takes place on the second floor lasts in and around 30 minutes and takes you right through the main historical points of 20th century Ireland. And there are loads of very interesting social and political artifacts to look at. The ground floor and the third floor are self guided. On the ground floor you will find an installation exhibition that you can wander around, check their website for what is on. On the top floor you have the old office of the editor of the Irish times and then a room all about U2. The U2 room seems totally random, but embrace it... and read the quotes and factoids on the walls. really interesting stuff. If you are lucky your tour guide is sure to sing a song or two.
Kristen Rawlinson | Jun 2, 2018
Unique small museum. The museum had a temporary exhibit on feminism and was very interesting. The guided tour was energetic and knowledgeable. BCC were filming while we were visiting, however, after a small delay we were able to go to the third floor and see the collection of U2 memorabilia. This museum focuses on social and cultural history and majority of the items in the exhibit had been donated. I will definitely recommend this museum to visit, it was one of the best I visited while in Dublin.
Tony Crook | Jun 12, 2018
Great place of curiosity and interest. Recommend the guided tour, entertaining and interesting. Brings the place alive. The U2 exhibition top floor is a must for U2 fans like me. Would go again next time I’m in Dublin.
Min Phang | Jul 13, 2018
This is an amazing gem of a place right in the heart of Dublin. Don't let the size of the place fool you. There's a lot of historical tale telling packed into this one little place. The artifacts and exhibits are unique and well worth the cost of the ticket alone. The ground floor exhibits were closed when we went but even then we still saw a lot. The 30 minutes tour is an information packed historical tale of the city of Dublin. Our tour guide (Jessie?) gave an amazing oratory throughout the half hour. So much information in 30 minutes and told with such reverence and relevance. You are amazing! Keep up the good work, team. And a big thank you to Ali the donors of the various artifacts and sponsors who made this jewelry of a place possible.
Orla Larkin | Jul 5, 2018
Brilliant way to get up to speed on the Irish psyche. The guide will give you a concise and entertaining run through Irish history in about 30 minutes. Make it the first place you visit when you come to Dublin, then a lot of stuff about Ireland will make sense. The museum itself isn’t great but worth the trip for the history lesson.
Benjamin Admonius | Jun 17, 2018
Really enjoyed my time here. The guide, Andrew, was excellent. Kept things both informative and humorous. One of the best museums I’ve been to in Dublin. The promise Dublin’s history in 29 minutes and I was having so much fun that I could have taken double (or triple!) that amount.
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