About the Programme

Can I take my class to visit the museum?

Yes. Visits to the Little Museum take place at 11.30am on weekdays throughout the academic year. We can accommodate one class at a time, and we provide all of the necessary materials. To book your visit, just click here.

How much does it cost to visit?

Nothing. Class visits are now free for all primary and secondary schools across the island of Ireland as part of our Freedom of Dublin programme. This inclusion initiative is sponsored by our patrons in BNY Mellon.

What happens in an I Love Dublin Class?

Your students will be given a half-hour introduction to the museum and the history of Dublin. They can expect to learn about everything from the 1916 Proclamation to Podge & Rodge.

Your students will then do an interactive treasure hunt within the museum.

Each I Love Dublin class typically lasts about 60 minutes. Older students can also do a treasure hunt in St Stephen’s Green before or after their museum visit.

Teachers will be offered a follow-up class discussion worksheet to enable the students to keep thinking about history and the city after they leave the museum.

What’s this treasure hunt in the Green?

Transition Year students (as well as 5th and 6th year students) can do the Big Little Treasure Hunt of St Stephen’s Green before or after their museum visit.

This is a wonderful way to discover the story of the Green, which is like a giant open-air museum!

Students compete in small teams to find each of the landmarks referenced in the treasure hunt, which typically takes 40-60 minutes to complete.

Please note that the treasure hunt in the Green is not accompanied by a Little Museum tour guide.

“I was so impressed with the education programme of the Little Museum that I joined as a Friend. The free classes for school children are particularly important as they give Dublin children a sense of ownership of their own town, and children from the rest of the country a pride in our capital city.”

MARY HANAFIN, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION 2004-08