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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  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    Nice! Irish history is bird flight! Fun to do. On the top floor an exhibition on U2!
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  • May 20, 2017
    It is good to visit but there is not much to see. You will get a guide who will give you a interesting lecture about the history of Ireland and Dublin city. If you have tickets from the green bus then it is free to go in. I liked our guide and she was very interesting and informative.
  • June 20, 2017
    Wasn't sure about what expect but it was a great experience ;) the place as suggested is very small but the guide was absolutely amazing. You'll hear about history as never before. Highly recommended
  • June 6, 2017
    Great little museum here which gives a nice concise history of Dublin. We also enjoyed a City of a Thousand Welcomes coffee with Mary and it was excellent. Highly recommend.
  • June 21, 2017
    First and foremost Patrick the guide was awesome Very knowledgeable and funny Clear and told the stories/ history in a interesting and kept the attention span The museum it self is very neat as nearly all the items were donated by local folk Some real interesting items on display Also a dedicated room to Dublin's own U2 They are looking to expand into the next building in the coming future A must see and do experience The cafe is nice next door,with a discount with your museum ticket
  • March 15, 2017
    This museum was one of the best experiences in Dublin, educating but also entairtaining. I feel lucky it was the first place I visited in this city. The exhibits, the pictures and the guide provided all the information needed to enrich my knowledge of the city's history. I loved the diversity of the exhibits, they sum up perfectly the cultural influences of Dublin. The guide (Mrs. June) was excellent during the tour and moreover with a good sense of humour. The staff was so polite and helpful.

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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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