The Little Museum of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Europe
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If big museums aren’t your thing, but you’d like to get a flavor of the story of Dublin, drop into the Little Museum on St. Stephen’s Green, which is full of quirky memorabilia from times past in the city, all donated by the public. There are guided tours on the hour, and each tour reveals some of the city’s secrets, with letters from famous literary characters like James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, signed U2 albums, and all sorts of things on display—from badges and newspapers to old signs and even bullets—all of which have a story to tell. Set in a Georgian townhouse, with views out over the green and the excellent Hatch & Sons Irish Kitchen in the basement for post-tour grub, this little space offers a lot to love.
"Dublin's best museum experience."
The Irish Times called it, “Dublin’s best museum experience.” With three floors of exhibition space and over 5,000 artifacts donated by the public, the Little Museum shows visitors the history of Dublin in the 20th Century. A first edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses and photographs on tenement life are among the “eclectic range of objects” here. Guided tours are available and tickets can be purchased in advance online.