The Little Museum of Dublin tells the fascinating story of Dublin in the 20th Century. The backwater of an empire that became a booming European capital, Dublin went through a remarkable transformation in the last century. There was the violent birth of the Irish nation, the conservative years that followed, the false economic hope of the 1960's and the explosive confidence of the 1990's.
The museum was launched in 2011 with a public appeal for historic objects. The response to that appeal illustrates the generosity of the Irish people: today there are over 5,000 artefacts in the collection.
Named as “Dublin’s best museum experience” by the Irish Times, the Little Museum has been nominated for the European Museum of the Year Awards and has just been granted full charitable status. Children attend free civics classes here every morning, and our greeter programme, City of a Thousand Welcomes, has been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as “the best free thing to do in Europe.”
If you like the sound of what we’re doing, please visit the museum today. We look forward to seeing you soon.