The Little Museum of Dublin, Dublin

(4.5/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Great tour and amazing concept! We got Ronan as guide. In the words of the Irish, he was brilliant so he was. Each of the guides can make the tour their own way so we may well to be back very soon. 
  • Museum in the heart of Dublin that is only accessible by booking a 45 minute tour. Guide was knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor and told memorable story about life in Dublin in the past century...  more »
  • We were recommended to go here by one of our friends who is from Dublin and we were so glad we managed to fit it into our trip. We visited on Sunday around 1pm and walked into the most beautiful Georg...  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.