The Little Museum of Dublin, Dublin

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The Little Museum of Dublin offers a brief, informative, and entertaining introduction into the life of the 20th-century Dublin. Located inside a Georgian townhouse, the tiny museum houses a collection of over 5,000 artifacts, most of them donated or loaned by ordinary Dubliners. The little museum's big collection includes everything from old toys and antique machines to first-edition books by celebrated local authors and rare stamps with a Dublin connection. Don't miss the exhibit dedicated to John F. Kennedy's visit to the city, and an installation focused entirely on the worldwide success of local rockers from the band "U2." Put The Little Museum of Dublin into our Dublin holiday planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Dublin.
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  • Our tour guide, Joan, really made this visit. She gave us a whistle stop tour of the history of Dublin via a selection of the exhibits. We definitely learned a lot and it's really useful to be talked ...  more »
  • Loved this tiny, crowd-sourced museum. Dublin is rich in history and this museum tells the big stories with meaningful detail. From a visit by Queen Victoria, up through the battles of 1916, on throug...  more »
  • Nice! Irish history is bird flight! Fun to do. On the top floor an exhibition on U2!
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  • 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!
  • It should have more people like June in the world! She is one of the most lovely and knowledgeable guides I have ever seen around my trips. The museum is magic, it is totally focused on the guided tour, it means that the most important part of the museum is the story telling performed by the guide. She uses the memorabilia and the exposed pictures as reference for her story about ancient and contemporary Ireland. Brilliant!
  • Fantastic, a gem of a place where the history of Dublin is condensed into three floors of this beautiful Georgian mansion on St Stephens Green. There is a partial guided tour of about 30 minutes, which is really good, and then you are free to spend as much time as you like exploring rooms dedicated to U2, Alfie Byrne, G. B. Shaw and others. Sarah was my tour guide and she did an excellent job. Well worth a visit.
  • Do a tour (only half an hour) or you won't get anything. You can easily spend 45min here, 1 hour max. Patrick is a great tour guide. Has a small u2 exhibition (they aren't loved in here).
  • This was a fantastic tour that came free with our hop on hop off bus tour. Patrick hosted our journey through some of the more humorous, not well-known stories in Irish history. The pictures and artifacts were great, the stories were quite entertaining and the host kept my attention the entire time. I'lll definitely be going back the next time I reach Dublin.

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Where to stay in Dublin

Dublin offers everything from luxury hotels to eclectic guesthouses. Explore over 1,000 years of history in the city on foot by staying at one of the hotels or hostels in the city center. The south side of the river has always been a popular place to stay, particularly near Temple University or the tourist nightlife center Temple Bar, but a new crop of attractive options has popped up on the north side as well. For more affordable accommodations, try a hostel or make your way toward St. Stephen's Green for a more comfortable stay at a mid-range hotel. If the artistic spirit of Dublin is what beckoned you, spend your holiday in a guesthouse near the creative Lower Gardiner Street.
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