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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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: South City Centre
How to get there
  • St. Stephen's Green • 9 min walk
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  • Pony
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Little Museum - Big Experience!
    Lisa provided a fun and fascinating tour of the museum and a summary of the history of Dublin and Ireland! A highlight was her gift of a song - “The Parting Glass” - as our tour concluded. Official tour lasts about 30 minutes but you’ll want to allocate more time to browse the incredibly varied exhibits!
    This review has really made my day, thank you!- Lisa
    Written June 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 25, 2023
  • Wendy R
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely little museum
    Emma was our tour guide at the Little Museum. She was interesting, funny and connected with the visitors. Very enjoyable. So much better than just wandering around reading little bits of info. She brought the past to life.
    Thank you for this lovely review of the museum, it means a lot to us!
    Written June 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 25, 2023
  • Laurie
    Oahu, Hawaii19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This little gem is a must see!!
    This little gem was a delight! We walked in without a reservation and were able to be on the next tour, 25 minutes later. In the meantime, we were able to wander the rest of the museum which was fairly typical as museums go which is why I only gave it a 4/5 rating. But, then, the tour started with our guide, Sean and it was great, 30 minutes of all of Dublin’s history and Sean was superb in his explanations! I would highly recommend this tour!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 25, 2023
  • Robinvip5
    Wetherby, United Kingdom122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Bus Tour add-on.
    Sean was our fabulous guide for 30 minutes of wonderfully interesting Dublin history. Great presentation and a fantastic place to spend and hour or more. Great use of time in Dublin and on all the hop -on hop off tours !
    Thank you for this review, I will pass your kind words on to Sean
    Written June 2, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 26, 2023
  • Al F
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dublin history in 29 minutes.
    Our tour guide, Mark, was extremely informative in a very humorous way. The walls of the rooms were covered in a variety of donated memorabilia covering hundreds of years of history up to the present. Extremely interesting and highly entertaining. Definitely worth a visit.
    Thank you for this kind review of the museum, we really appreciate it!
    Written June 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 29, 2023
  • Gianluca
    Brussels, Belgium20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fabulous little tour
    Short but extremely interesting and complete summary of the history and culture of Dublin. The tour of the museum has been a fabulous experience especially thanks to Saul, the tour guide who talked us through the history and the many exhibits with absolute passion, sense of humour and friendliness. Highly recommended.
    Thank you for this lovely review, Saul will be delighted to hear your kind words!
    Written June 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 30, 2023
  • BeckyBDublin
    Dublin, Ireland11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best museum in Dublin
    As a Dubliner I decided to be a tourist in my own city. The Little Museum was brilliant. It was a whistle stop history of Ireland through Dublin. The tour guide Lisa was a joy. She made the tour interesting, funny and easy to listen to. I’ll be telling everyone about this fantastic little museum/tour !
    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 love to welcome locals and hope to see you here again sometime soon!
    Written June 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written May 31, 2023
  • Linus D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wicked good
    This is the best guided we have seen. history mixed with stand up and singing. and one week later we even retain much of the histoical information. When will someone give Emma a history tv show?
    It really makes our day when kind people like yourself take the time to leave a review like this! Thank you
    Written June 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 31, 2023
  • Isitri M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The TLDR version of Irish history
    Great overview of the history of Ireland. Fionn was entertaining and energetic. There are three floors. Two floors are self guided. Book ahead for tickets if timing is important. We didn’t but were able to get a time later in afternoon. Had lunch nearby and came back. Great for people who don’t want to spend their time in a museum.
    We really appreciate this kind review and hope to welcome you back to the museum one day!
    Written June 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written May 31, 2023
  • julie w
    62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dublins Little Museum
    The Little Museum was an added bonus when we did the The Hop on Bus in Dublin and we’re so glad we took the opportunity to visit this special little place! It’s worth a visit even if you don’t to hop on buses! Our guide Eamon was exceptional and made the whole experience fun! Highly recommend this if you’ve got the time while in Dublin! You’ll love it if you’re a U2 fan too!
    We’re very grateful for this kind review, thank you!
    Written June 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 31, 2023
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Sam
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We missed this on our first trip to Dublin but returned a year later and visited on a whim one morning.
This is up there with Kilmainham Gaol as one of the most interesting places in Dublin and Pauline our guide was brilliant.
Written May 25, 2024
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JP
Coventry, UK15 contributions
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May 2024 • Couples
Fabulously entertaining précis of 20,000 years of Irish history. Isabelle kept her audience engaged. Highly recommended
Written May 24, 2024
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lmmessano
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Emma did an amazing job of telling the story of Dublin’s history. She was funny, knowledgeable, and engaging. It was one of the first activities of our four day stay in Dublin and it set a great tone and context for the remainder of our visit.
Written May 23, 2024
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sunbather22_11
London, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
I visited the little museum with my husband and 8 year old daughter. It was so interesting and because its small, its great for children to get an overview of Dublin’s amazing history. We were lucky enough to see Fionn’s presentation, he is a museum guide, he recounted key events in Dublin’s history, it was so fascinating and entertaining and he brought it all to life. Brilliant and definitely worth a visit!
Written May 23, 2024
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Sharon W
49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our guide (Sean McDermott) kept us entertained and informed! He was knowledgeable and funny. We learned a lot about the history of Dublin with anecdotes and alternative information
Written May 20, 2024
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Joe M
Irvine, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our guide, Isabelle was great. Funny and informative. Two thumbs up. Good summary intro to the history of Dublin and Ireland.
Written May 20, 2024
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Amber
Dursley, UK14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The main ‘Little Dublin Museum’ was closed for renovation so they opened an even smaller pop-up shop!
Some great historical artefacts and not just to do with war/religion! Even spoke about CRISPS!
Hosted by a talented actor/actress which made the experience funny and informative.
Shame to not see any history of the Dubliners as they are a big part of the music here in Ireland!

We got our tickets free as part of the Hop On Hop Off DoDublin tour, personally would not pay the €15 adult entry for it, would say it’s worth €5-7 - cannot speak for the larger exhibition as we did not get to see this.
Written May 19, 2024
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Dieter W
Darmstadt, Germany248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I joined a highly recommended tour with the world‘s best Saul. He was in a good mood and gave us a lot of interesting, funny and sad insights in the Irish history. When you visit this town, the little museum of Dublin is a must!
Written May 17, 2024
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Tim C
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the best guided tours I’ve had ever. Saul was an amazing guide. Very quick on his feet and witty. He had a great way of teaching us about Ireland/Dublin’s history
Written May 17, 2024
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linuchka
56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was unexpectedly, entertaining, fun and informative in a very succinct style.
Joanne , the young man who was enthralled us was excellent.
Would highly recommend a visit !
Written May 16, 2024
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