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“Worth a visit, definitely!”

The Little Museum of Dublin
Ranked #14 of 514 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Little Museum of Dublin is open 7 days a week from 9.30 to 5pm and on Thursdays we stay open until 8pm. Entrance to this quirky museum is by guided tour only. Our famous tours start on the hour, every hour. Housed in a landmark Georgian building on St Stephen's Green in the very centre of Dublin, the museum is open every day. If you want to discover the story of Dublin, visit the Little Museum today.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This museum is and the tour given by Kieran on the 16th of July was one of the best tours in my entire life! Informative and very entertaining, you rarely get such a great combination of both in one tour. Thank you!

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Sign up for their Ambassador program. I had a wonderful chat with a native Dubliner who gave me some great tips and highlights of the city. The Museum is also fascinating and has a great display!

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Such a lovely little museum with very enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff.
Free entry on a Wednesday too!

Thank 01Ridleym
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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

What a gorgeous museum in a gorgeous building in a gorgeous location. Had a wonderful time here yesterday! Most museums cover historic periods too long ago to be able to really connect with but this museum and the way it is set out really bring Ireland's past into 2013 and help you to understand Ireland as she is now.

Our guide was young and enthusiastic - his accent was lovely but not so strong that we couldn't understand him!- and my lovely husband who has the same attention span as our 3 year old really enjoyed listening to him and the stayed for the whole tour.

Honestly we aren't really the sort of people that go on museum tours as we prefer to wander around and learn for ourselves but we both thoroughly enjoyed this! Not to be missed.

Thank Kerry-Jean E
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Visited with my two younger kids (teenagers) on an 'away day' in Dublin (only 25 miles from home!) This museum is in a restored Georgian townhouse on the Shelbourne Hotel side of Stephens Green.
We spent a very enjoyable hour exploring the exhibits (all donated by Dubliners) though we just missed the tour: we tagged on to the end, but the crowd was very big and we'd check out the photgraphic exhibition upstairs (1960s Dublin) and do our own tour of the two rooms below when they emptied out.
We loved the memorabilia: everything from restaurant menus to tickets to dances to old packaging and advertising. A few things in particular caught our eye: the fact that Sudocrem was invented in Dublin, the model of Wanderly Wagon (yours truly appeared on an episode of this iconic RTE children's show, having entered a poem in a competition) and a letter from Sam Beckett to a young fan who lived in the house in which Beckett grew up.
At the end I curled up in the comfortable armchair, helped myself to a few sweets and turned the pages of a 1910 volume of 'Country Life'.
We visited when the entrance was free (subsidised by Johnston, Mooney & O'Brien the bread people). You can get 10% off food downstairs in Hatch & Son with your entrance ticket.
A good place to while away an hour, and escape from the bustle of Grafton St.

Thank MarMar45
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