The Little Museum of Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin
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Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Visit this pop-up museum for a welcome to Dublin you will never forget. Our famous 29-minute guided tours are a celebration of great Irish storytelling. You will learn about our history, laugh a lot and meet some of the friendliest people in the world's friendliest city. Please book ahead to avoid disappointment, as our pop-up museum is smaller than the main museum, which is currently closed for renovations.
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  • Annie B
    Karatu, Tanzania215 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitly a worthwhile attraction in Dublin
    Emma was a wonderful tour guide and the experience was well worth it. This is an easy stop near the hop on/off busses and across from St Stephen's Green. You'll most probably learn something about Ireland and Dublin that you didn't know before and have quite a few laughs in the process. The place is lovingly curated by people who love and care for their heritage.
    Reviews like this make us proud of our team at The Little Museum, I will be sure to share it! Thank you
    Written June 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 18, 2023
  • mazda19
    Houston, Texas92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth going
    Small museum that has a lot to offer. The staff is wonderful. We loved our tour with Fionn! We learned so much about Irish history in such a short time. Definite stop for U2 fans as well
    This review has really made our day, thank you!
    Written June 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Tom F
    Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for football fans
    Myself and my sons took part in the football walking tour on Sunday 18th June. It was a fantastic experience with great stories told by Aodhan and Gary as we visited various southside locations. A must for any football fan.
    Thank you for this kind review, we’re so glad you enjoyed your tour!
    Written June 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Crystal H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional!
    This was our first stop in Dublin and it was great! Lisa was our tour guide, she was knowledgable, fun, and entertaining. This is a very unique and interesting museum, I have never been to another one like it- HIGHLY recommend to anyone visiting Dublin.
    This review has really made my day, thank you!
    Written June 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 19, 2023
  • hatetobehacked
    Spokane, Washington6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delightful suprise!
    This museum's walls are covered with photos, posters, newpaper clippings, post cards, even a license plate,but that's mot all. A lively entertaining young man named Fioone(?) gives an oral, presentation of recent Irish history, the good, the bad and the ugly, laced with Irish humor. As with all good things here, there was also a song during the 29 minute show.
    Reading each and every kind review of the museum is a highlight of our day, thank you so much for your support!
    Written June 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 21, 2023
  • Iris
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was an absolute delight
    Seán is an absolutely amazing tour guide, who even sang a song at the end of the tour. The whole tour was fun and interesting and way beyond what I had imagined. I came into this room filled with so many interesting things and stories and Sean managed to explain all of it in just half an hour. I am very happy that the museum exists, that the history can be displayed and explained there and that the tour guides (as well as the locals, who have donated so many things to the museum) have such a passion for sharing this history with everyone who's interested. Thank you Seán, it's been an absolute delight visiting the little museum of Dublin and listening to you.
    This is such a kind and thoughtful review. I will share it with Sean. Thank you.
    Written June 22, 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Written June 21, 2023
  • Pedro P
    Lisbon, Portugal1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit
    Nice little museum made of memorabilia from several donors. Our guide Fionn was an excellent entertainer and a truly connoisseur of every little bit of history related with the objects inside the house. We had a really good time.
    Thank you for this kind review, we’re so glad you enjoyed your visit!
    Written June 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 21, 2023
  • daniellhug
    Fullerton, California84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see look at Dublin and Irish history!
    This is an amazing museum! It's basically a look at the history of Dublin (and Ireland as a whole) through the perspective of past and present Dubliners. This is done through a wide array of personal items: photos, posters, advertisements, toys, packages, signs, art, and more. The U2 Room has a very nice collection of memorabilia from the band from their time starting out in Dublin up to now. As someone from outside Ireland, it was nice to see what life in the city and country was (and still is) like over the years. The guided tour was terrific. Our guide Fionn was enthusiastic and offered a lively and detailed look at Dublin/Irish history. He provided a lot of additional details about the items in the collection that really gave me a better sense of life in Dublin and Ireland. There are a lot of good museums in Dublin, but I really enjoyed the down-to earth presentation offered here.
    We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much that you felt compelled to write such a generous review – thank you very much!
    Written June 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 24, 2023
  • thompson440
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Little gem of a museum
    A little gem of a little museum. Visited as part of a combination ticket with the hop on hop off bus tour. The museum itself is quite small, as the name implies, but it is stuffed full of things to see. Lots of interesting history to be learnt. We were originally just doing a self guided visit but decided to join the free guided tour and very pleased we did. Tour guide Eamon was informative and witty and made the visit. Very pleased we visited the museum and would definitely recommend.
    It really makes our day when kind people like yourself take the time to leave a review like this! Thank you
    Written June 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Robin F
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Funny and interesting tour
    3 floors with many different exponents (donated by the people of Dublin) and a great background information for each one. It is not a typical museum with A to Z education. You should book the tour for a good understanding of the concept. In 29 minutes you get a short and really informative trip through the history of Dublin. Our guide Saul was awesome 👌. PS. The U2 room is a must have for 80's fans.
    Wow, what a joy to read this lovely review!
    Written June 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 28, 2023
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Peter B
Chelmsford, UK147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Compact little museum, full of curiosities and friendly staff. They do guided tours every half hour or so which are included in your entry price, and you get 10% off at the cafe downstairs afterwards if you show your bill.

We spent just over 90mins there, although there’s not that much to see, the guide really brings it to life, and we thought it was well worth the visit.

Our guide was Eamon, who looked and sounded the perfect Dublin guide, and was so personable and friendly. Thanks!
Written February 16, 2020
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EmOB
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I've been to the museum a couple of times before but had never done the "Green Mile Walking Tour" and would definitely recommend it if your visiting the museum. It's a walking tour of St. Stephens Green which is right across the road from the museum.

We started with a tour of the museum with Andrew as our guide and he was great! Funnily enough we had done this tour only a couple of weeks before and also had Andrew as our guide then. After the tour of the museum was complete (approx 30 minutes) we were introduced to Donal Fallon our guide for the Green Mile Walking Tour.

Donal was one of the reasons we wanted to do this tour, I have a number of his books and subscribe to his podcast, Three Castles Burning. He didn't disappoint anyway and was full of interesting information and anecdotes on a range of subjects from the minute we started the tour.

The walking tour around the Green lasted roughly 1 hour and then we headed back over to take a look at the top floor of the museum.

I would definitely recommend a trip to the museum and try to do it early on a Saturday or Sunday so you can get the Green Mile Walking Tour in too.

Thanks Donal and Andrew!
Written February 6, 2020
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Tricey S
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Small but very informative! We had to wait a bit for our tour, simply because we arrived at an inopportune time and the next two tours were fully booked (so we waited an hour). However, there are exhibits open in the museum to explore independently of the tour while you (such as an exhibit on U2) which are great. There is also a cafe downstairs, and more nearby, as well as Stephen's Green across the street if the weather is nice enough for you to pop over. The tour itself was well worth the wait! Our guide, Eamon, truly has the gift of Irish story-telling. With just a two room tour, we got a deeper understanding of Irish history and culture that set the tone perfectly for the rest of our trip and gave us a good foundation of information. Fun, engaging, interesting for visitors of all ages, and really representative of not only Irish history, but also of the Irish spirit!
Written February 23, 2020
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MyriamLDR
Illinois259 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It wasn't a bad little museum, but it definitely felt little compared to three other museums we'd been to. The guided tour covered two rooms with an excellent guide and then had a free other rooms you could explore on your own. For us out just felt the 10€ per person was a little steep for what you got when compared to the other museums and what they had to offer for the same/ similar pricing.
Written February 17, 2020
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Mark L
Ottery St. Mary, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
To be honest I wasn’t expecting a lot and put this to the bottom of my list, but it was great. The entry price is worth it for the tour/talk alone (and I don’t like tours...)- informative, entertaining and pitched beautifully by Andy. Some really interesting exhibits and a great exhibition on the Dice Man when we were there. I can live without U2 in my life but even that room was interesting - if only they’d been as good as The Moondogs... Anyway, we loved it - so much better than the history of kings, queens, popes and politicians. The cafe is worth a visit too.
Written March 5, 2020
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Megan M
Victoria, Canada11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I can't remember the name of my tour guide but I had the red-headed local girl and she was really entertaining. I wasn't expecting to learn so much just in a few rooms but I was certainly satisfied with my visit. Even the gift store section is really just a small corner but it was very affordable and I found better items there then I found in other major museums.
Written January 22, 2020
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L5690DCbarbaraw
San Francisco, CA22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Easy walk from Grafton Street! Our tour guide June guided us through this beautiful Georgian House filled with Dublin memorabilia including Che Guevara and Mohammed Ali..each room was well organized and displayed in an interesting way.... the whole tour took about an hour...great way to warm up on a chilly December day.. would recommend to English speaking travelers and Dubliners alike...not sure if they have foreign language tours. children probably would not find it as interesting tho June did have museum related coloring for the younger members on our tour.Well done June!
Written January 19, 2020
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Ciara O
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
What a magical hidden gem in the heart of Dublin city! Having been at another museum earlier our children were NOT looking forward to it but the moment we stepped in to the little museum we knew this was going to be a fun experience! The quiz (and the promise of a prize at the end) had them 100% engaged and eager to find the answers to all the questions. There's something about the atmosphere that's hard to describe but it's palpable none the less. I think it's the beautiful old building and the fact that it doesn't take itself too seriously. It's kind of like being in your aunties house with loads of old memorabilia on the walls (minus the musty smell!). If you're a Dub (I'm a true blue!) it's a fabulous trip down memory lane but if you're not you'll love it just as much for the peek in to Irish history down through the years. The U2 room is a must for avid fans like me and the timing of the opening of the Italia '90 room seemed fitting given the passing of Big Jack a few weeks ago. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it to anyone of any age. The staff were just lovely and really seemed to enjoy their job which transferred to the customers. I've been asked many times to leave a review on trip advisor but for what ever reason have never bothered. When I was asked today to leave a review, I knew I would! The little museum of Dublin deserves it's place as my first ever review. We loved it and the fact that our(hard to please) tweens did too made it the perfect family experience.
Written August 3, 2020
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Thank you for giving the Little Museum such a glowing review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the tour and found it so inclusive (we like to think there is a little something for everyone!) and we can't wait to welcome you again someday.
Written August 7, 2020
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Trio08
Dublin, Ireland117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
The tour consists of 2 rooms which are littered with Dublin memorabilia. It's an entertaining hour of stories about Dublin and Ireland. The top floor is also available as part of the entry fee and hosts exhibitions. Good value at 10 euro.
Written March 1, 2020
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KendraC
Galway, Ireland239 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Focused on Dublin moments in time (rather than island of Ireland) this is a nice way to spend an hour or so. Friendly staff who are interested in chatting and suits all ages but not all abilities. Lots of stairs and narrow spaces.

Visiting during ‘social distancing’ tickets were issued online for times starting on the hour. Not great as this meant everyone arriving at the same time trying to see the same exhibits.
Written August 3, 2020
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Thanks for your and your feedback. We are always trying to improve the tour experience so we will take this on board!
Written August 7, 2020
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