An introduction to the Little Museum of Dublin

The Little Museum tells the remarkable story of the Irish capital. The museum was launched in 2011 with a public appeal for historic objects. The response to that appeal illustrates the remarkable generosity of the Irish people. Today there are over 5,000 artefacts in the collection.

Recently voted as “Dublin's best museum experience” by the Irish Times, the Little Museum is also the number one museum in Ireland on the TripAdvisor website. 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.”

Our goal is not to sell an ideology but simply to remember the past. If you like the sound of what we're doing, please visit the museum today. 



Director Trevor White  |  e: trevor (at)

Director of Development Sarah Costigan  |  e: sarah (at)

Digital Marketing Manager Alan Roche | e: alan (at)

Development Manager Kathryn McCance | e: kathryn (at)

Exhibition Designer David Meaney |  e: david (at)

Office Manager Jesse Carley | e: jesse (at)


The Little Museum of Dublin is a charity (Number 19825) governed by an unpaid board of directors.

Brody Sweeney (Chairman)

The Lord Mayor of Dublin

Ed Brophy

Councillor Mary Freehill (ex-officio: Dublin City Council)

Brian P Geraghty

Simon Gregory

Dr Rhona Mahony 

June O'Connell

Declan Wallace (ex-officio: Dublin City Council)


Advisory Panel

Ivana Bacik

Eoin Bailey

Arabella Bishop

Nicola Gordon Bowe

Scott Calhoun

Benedict Schlepper Connolly

Louise East

Gerry Godley

Lisa Godson

Winter Hynes

Róisín Ingle

Pat Liddy

Ciarán MacGonigal

Aoife McLysaght

Chandana Mathur

Christine Monk

Peter Murray

Robert O’Byrne

Peter Pearson

Pat Wallace

Geraldine Walsh