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." It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The Little Museum of Dublin and many more Dublin attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Dublin itinerary builder.
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  • Visit interesting telling anecdotes about the history of the ' 900/Irish reveals. The visit is led, there's one every beginning now you need a good understanding of spoken English.
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  • I visited the Museum because I had read very good recommendations and exceeded my expectations. Unlike other museums, as its name implies, is rather small and its richness is precisely the narrative curatorial created from a lot of different objects (posters, pictures, works of art, dolls, among others) donated by the city's inhabitants. The proposal is very different from other museums since much invites interaction, and one of its strengths are its guided visits: people very trained in the history of the city and that they have the history of the city from a social and critical perspective. Super recommended!
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  • What an interesting little museum. Lots of 20th century exhibits, but you really want to do the guided tour. Ronan gave an excellent tour - informative & entertaining. We would thoroughly recommend a ...  more »
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  • I visited the museum on Monday September 19th 2016, it was my final day in Dublin on a long weekend trip. The 8 Euro ticket was well worth the money. The tour was interesting, funny (and sad in parts) but most importantly it was very informative. Our guide (Ronan) delivered all the information with the confidence of a ringmaster :-) When in Dublin this is a MUST VISIT place!!
  • The museum consists of 3 floors with large rooms where literally every inch of the walls is covered with relics of Irish past over the last 100 years or so, most donated by the public. It's highly recommended to make it there on the hour for the lightning tour of modern Irish history by a knowledgeable, very amusing and charming guide. After that you can explore, take a closer look at some of the objects highlighted by the guide, and chat to them. You do have to go in realising that it's a slightly irreverent museum, e.g. quite a few things aren't really described and labelled, or presented in chronological order. Yes, I would've liked more organisation but also, it just wouldn't have worked. Anyway, if you really want to know something, ask one of the staff. The ground floor had a very interesting exhibition on Christy Brown, a tragic but talented disabled foot painter and writer (I'm afraid I was ignorant of him despite the Oscar winning film!). One thing though, I found the "U2 room" a bit over the top - I'd have preferred some other famous Irish musical artists to be represented too! To sum up, I heartily recommend this museum, you'll leave with a smile on your face. I'd allow 1-1.5 hours.
  • A good walkthrough of Dublin in the 20th century and the guide, Ronan, was very entertaining throughout.
  • Dropped in with the family and found a nice surprise in a museum that is not at all museum like. Guides with a sense of humor that livened up the Dublin history. Well worth a visit.
  • Fun experience. Tour just scratches the surface. Stick around to view it all.