The Little Museum of Dublin

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The Little Museum of Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Discover the amazing story of Dublin in this quirky museum on St Stephen's Green. Our famous 29-minute guided tours are a celebration of great Irish storytelling. You will learn about our history, you will laugh a lot and you will meet some of the friendliest people in Ireland. Please note that the museum is small and most of our tours sell out quickly.
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Paul C
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The Little Museum of Dublin very much lives up to its name. €10 (as of July 2022) gets you a half-hour talk by a guide in two rooms on the first floor of a Georgian townhouse opposite St Stephen's Green Park (a lovely area of the city) followed by access to three further rooms on the second floor.

Eamon was our host for the day (we didn't book in advance, but still got tickets with just a half hour wait) and was great, taking us through a somewhat scattershot history of Dublin from the early 1900s to the 21st Century. He was genuinely funny and managed to involve everyone in the party (around 15 in total) without it being cringey.

The second room had ample seating, which was great as my pregnant wife was quite tired after a day walking round the city.

Following the end of the talk we went to the second floor for a self-guided tour of three further rooms, focusing on animals, the Irish Times and U2. I'm not a U2 fan, but I imagine if you are you would like that room (although it's somewhat out of date, only going up to 2005-ish)

Overall a fun experience, which we'd definitely recommend if you have an hour or so to spare and are in the neighbourhood.
Written July 26, 2022
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Wow – you’ve gone and made our day. Thanks so much for these glowing words. Feedback like this makes us proud of our team and proud of Dublin itself.
Written August 14, 2022
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Giulia M
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Solo
I've been to "The Little Museum Of Dublin".
I'm a teenager, I'm Italian, and my parents don't speak English so I attended the visit by my self. Even though the guide spoke very fast I had no difficult to understand what she said, because she was very clear and moreover she was able to evolve the public.
The tour guide was really nice, often she asked open questions arousing curiosity or she made some funny jokes. (also quite important detail: every guide wear a typical Irish outfit and I think that is a very nice idea)
The museum is very unusual, it has many objects and everything has its own meaning, it's hard not to be fascinated by them.
I highly recommend it to everyone, the visit lasts only half an hour but it's full of information and the the price is very fair.

I hope you enjoy the visit as much as I did.
Written August 10, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Little Museum. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you here again sometime soon!
Written August 14, 2022
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Skitravis
Cody, WY8 contributions
Guided tour led by Eamon covered much of Ireland's history beginning in 1900. Eamon's presentation includes a lot of Irish humor, which we enjoyed. This is in a Georgian townhouse, and the memorabilia is segmented into decades from 1900-2020. Museum is conveniently located by St. Stephen's Green.
If you travel on the DoDublin Hop On-Hop Off (there are at least 2 competitors), then this museum ticket is included.
Guided portion lasts about 30 minutes; you are then free to visit on your own.
Written July 2, 2022
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This review has come at a pretty good time – thanks so much for your amazingly kind words about our team.
Written July 24, 2022
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Simon R
Dublin, Ireland26 contributions
I had a cracking time on this tour yesterday. I'll admit to being a self professed football nerd and I have an interest in Irish football (both domestic and International). However, I don't think you need to be a football geek to enjoy this. There's plenty of interesting social history about the formation of the Irish state and the uneasy relationship between the establishment and soccer. This is pre Big Jack before the politicos jumped on the bandwagon (no offence Aodhan!). You'll learn about the many famous and lesser known characters who hailed from Dublin and made their mark internationally (listen out for the Trotsky related story). The anecdotes and little bits of trivia are the best part of the tour. It helps that the guides are funny and engaging. Also, if you're an Apres Match fan, then you'll enjoy Garys impersonations along the way. If not, then you might be occasionally baffled :-)
It took over 2 hours in total but the time flew by. This is an essential tour for any serious Irish football fan but I would recommend it for anyone who likes a good yarn and has a sense of humor.
Written May 9, 2022
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The Little Museum is designed to create experiences like the one you had, thanks so much for sharing it with other guests!
Written May 22, 2022
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Victoria F
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Couples
We had a wonderful tour provided by Ann. All of the exhibits are donated by people of Dublin and Ann brought lots of the artefacts to life, telling us wonderful snippets of history from the city. It felt much more personal than some of the larger tours available and I would definitely recommend a trip if you can while visiting the city!
Written April 16, 2022
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Thank you so much for reviewing The Little Museum - reviews like yours really make our day and Ann is delighted to hear you enjoyed her tour so much! We're all so pleased you love our museum as much as we do and can't wait to welcome you back when you next visit us.
Written April 19, 2022
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ecellobrill
Durham, NC54 contributions
This quirky museum is staffed by an excellent staff who make visitors feel welcome and clearly take pride in their work. I enjoyed the group tour with Eamon as well as the exhibits on the Irish Times and U2. It's also quite affordable relative to other sites in the city, and can be combined with a delightful stroll through St Stephen's Green before or after your visit.

In retrospect, I would have visited this museum later in my trip--since it covers a more recent period of Ireland's history, some of the other sites I visited after it would have provided helpful context.
Written June 12, 2022
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Bethany-Joy B
Cheshire, UK29 contributions
Friends
Absolutely brilliant! We spent just over 2 hours wnjoying the museum. There is SO much to learn, and our tour guide Ciarán was so knowledgeable and so passionate - we were hooked straight away because he engaged us so well. He was funny, welcoming and friendly.
There is a lot to see - you could totally do it within 45-60 minutes, or you can stop and look at all that is on offer and listen to the stories. It really is jam packed!

Louise was also utterly fabulous, so friendly funny interesting AND interested in guests/visitors.
After we had left, my Dad's words were "I've met two really lovely people today!" (Ciarán and Louise)

I definitely recommend visiting TLMoD and getting the most out of it. It gives you such a good background of knowledge to this city, and you can appreciate everything so much more! The books in the gift shop are really reasonably priced, and worth investing in, if you're wanting to enhance your Irish knowledge!
Huge thanks to Ciarán, Louise and Orlane (I really gone I've got all your names right!)
You made our visit so enjoyable and made a brilliant impact on our day!
Written April 26, 2022
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Our team are determined to give our guests a world-class experience. This time, we got there. Thank you so much for your feedback, it’s hugely appreciated.
Written May 8, 2022
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MLKilkenny
Kilkenny, Ireland8 contributions
We had a most enjoyable hour with Brenda as our guide on Monday 2nd of August. Brenda took us a fun filled, informative and engaging tour of writers connected with Stephens Green. We really enjoyed the jokes and stories about Steve seagull, the 'seven ducks down' episode, Yeats and Joyce. Well done Brenda - keep up the great work. Hats off also to the guy at reception who gave us a very warm welcome on arrival. €20 for family of four for over an hour's guide which also permits access to the museum itself. Something you see or hear in this museum/guided tour will stay with you forever........
Written August 3, 2021
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Thank you for reviewing the Little Museum. Reviews like yours make our day – we really appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back one day soon.
Written September 30, 2021
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Shisho
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My french partner and I (Irish) visited the Little museum of Dublin a few weeks ago. We had a lovely time, it's a great place for tourists and locals alike, full of history, fun facts, incredible artefacts... Our guide, Ann I believe, was very friendly, passionate and fun, she gave a great tour and then left us discover the museum for ourselves - it is a very intimate, warm place, I would 100% recommend! As much as I loved everything, I think my favourite part would have to be the tennis balls...go visit it to see what I'm talking about!
Written November 28, 2021
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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 November 29, 2021
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SDH59
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This museum was one of the best places the four of us visited during our five days in Dublin.
We had taken the hop on hop off bus and the entrance fee for here was included in the price. What a find!
The talk from Ann was excellent and very informative and done in such a way to keep your interest. Another lady was also present (sorry I have forgotten her name) for some of the tour and both were really good at answering questions and bringing the exhibits to life. We came away feeling like we had really enjoyed our experience and would have no hesitation in recommending a visit. Allow enough time as there is a lot to see! Excellent.
Written May 7, 2022
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Wow – you’ve gone and made our day. Thanks so much for these glowing words. Feedback like this makes us proud of our team and proud of Dublin itself.
Written May 8, 2022
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