Funding of €600,000 announced for Little Museum of Dublin

20 Jan 2024

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media has announced a funding allocation of €600,000 to the Little Museum of Dublin to complete the curation and interpretation phase of its redevelopment project.

The Little Museum of Dublin is commencing a capital project in 2024, which is part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, along with Fáilte Ireland and the Museum.

This project involves building upgrades to improve the visitor experience and to provide universal access throughout the public spaces within the building.

The museum has also secured funding from Fáilte Ireland to undertake capital works to the building and is working with distinguished conservation architects to realise this ambitious project.

Announcing the allocation on the 19th January, Minister Martin said:

“The redevelopment and expansion at the Little Museum of Dublin is a tremendous project that will greatly enhance the offering at this important cultural facility in Dublin’s City Centre. The Little Museum, through its presentations and programmes, provides engaging insights in relation to the city and people of Dublin."

“The Little Museum makes a very significant contribution to the development and promotion of Ireland's cultural tourism offering, to the delight of both the domestic and foreign tourist. I wish all those involved every success; and I hope that the public will enjoy this wonderful facility when it has been completed and opened in the coming months.”

The entire project comprises enhancements to the building along with the curation, interpretation, and installation of the expanded museum experience. The museum will feature new elements including a space for a dedicated youth education centre, a visitor welcome reception and upgraded exhibitions about Dublin.

This unique attraction will contribute strongly to Dublin’s cultural and tourism offering and expand the evening offering of the area.

Already highly ranked on TripAdvisor as a ‘Thing to Do’ in Dublin– the renovated museum will have universal access to all visitor facing areas, as well as the arrival of many new features.