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Arran Henderson Walking Tours

Arran Henderson Walking Tours

The Little Museum of Dublin presents the exciting Arran Henderson Walking Tours

Please note that unfortunately, this event is now sold out.

Join us for three great Walking Tours this autumn

The Little Museum is proud to present three walks led by Arran Henderson, our favourite guide to the architectural heritage of Dublin. If you want to see Dublin through completely fresh eyes, we guarantee that you will enjoy this series.

Arran is a local historian who is passionate about Dublin’s built heritage. An urbane and amusing guide, he has worked with the Irish Georgian Society, Irish Architecture Foundation and many other cultural organisations for many years, helping guests to “read” and better understand historic architecture, and making both architecture and ideas accessible, with a deft and amicable touch.

Crucially, Arran’s tours also use buildings to illuminate wider themes in Irish and Dublin history, hence the idea of using architecture to de-code our history and our city.

We are hosting three tours with Arran this autumn. Each tour takes place just once, and will run on the first Saturday of each month, starting in the museum at 10.30am.

Season tickets for the series cost €75, which includes the provision of a headset for each tour, and there are just 25 tickets available.

Here’s what you can expect to see:

Saturday 1st October

The Planners and Professors walking tour

This is an architectural and historical walking tour of the Hatch Street/Adelaide Road area, including Harcourt terrace and Earlsfort terrace. Arran discusses some fascinating chapels and churches; a handsome Edwardian hospital; Ireland’s first Magdalene Laundry and first purpose-built synagogue, significant university and college buildings and Dublin’s only true, set-piece Regency terrace. 

Saturday 5th November

A social and architectural history of Grafton Street

Formerly an insignificant, mud-track lane that merely linked College to Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street has – in the last 300 years – constantly evolved, to variously become residence of 18th century scholars, aristocrats, school masters, brothels and musicians, and then, more recently, the capital’s most prestigious shopping street. Every one of these changes was marked by a rich legacy of buildings. Discover Grafton Street as you’ve never seen it before.

Saturday 3rd December

Georgian Splendour and Victorian Gems

This tour looks at the architecture of Kildare Street, Dawson Street and Molesworth Streets, including the evolution of this remarkable area, with its libraries and museums, its gentlemen’s club houses and palazzi, including Dublin’s greatest-ever private townhouse. The tour also features two forgotten women artists, a sculptor and a novelist. 

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