The Little Museum of Dublin, Dublin

4.6
#2 of 320 in Museums in Ireland
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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  • Don't miss this little gem of a museum, which has lofty goals to educate you about a key period of Dublin in a short amount of time with photos, stories & memorabilia...and they succeed with great wit...  more »
  • A quaint little museum stuffed with interesting history about Dublin. Staff very knowledgeable, interesting and funny. Our guide, Joan, was fabulous, and even went the extra mile to provide me the tit...  more »
  • Very cool, small museum! They have guided tour every hour, with clever, knowledgeable guides that tell simple and fun about Dublin's history. Highly recommended!!!
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
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