This space is a relatively new addition to the streets of Dublin, but its a museum which gets to the core and the heart of ‘Dublin’. Many people in Dublin refer it to as the ‘Peoples’ museum. It’s full of trinkets and treasures donated by ordinary Dublin people making it a fascinating mix of culture and heritage.
The museum mainly focuses on life in the 20th century, with a collection of over 5,000 items. There are different spaces in the museum with a focus on specific themes, for example the visit of President John F. Kennedy, the 1916 Easter Rising (a seminal event in establishing Ireland’s independence), and the band – U2.
The museum has had the heady praise of being ‘the best museum experience in Dublin’, by the Irish Times newspaper no less. The Tripadvisor website names it as the best museum in Ireland, high praise indeed!
Further praise for the Museum:
“The Little Museum of Dublin is everything that’s good about Dublin in microcosm. It’s a scene of meticulously organised chaos. Like the city itself, it houses within its confines the relics of bygone eras. And just like Dublin, it oozes a sense of nascent creativity, of something exciting coming into being.” – Irish Times
“Ireland’s No.1 museum is a small non-profit housed in a Georgian building overlooking Dublin’s Stephen’s Green. That’s according to TripAdvisor, which has just named the Little Museum of Dublin as Ireland’s top museum in its Travellers’ Choice Awards.” – Irish Independent
“The Little Museum tells the tale of Dublin and Irish history in a wonderfully sardonic, fun-filled way… The hour felt like 15 minutes as it’s an hour filled with humour, quirkiness, song and a healthy dose of Irish cynicism. I can’t recommend it enough.” – Irish Examiner
From June 29th, the museum will be open seven days a week from 11am until 5pm. You can find it at 15 St Stephens Green, littlemuseum.ie.