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 trevor@littlemuseum.ie  Our director, Trevor White, was born in Dublin in 1972. Educated at St. Columba’s College and Trinity College, he created  The Dubliner  magazine, published Ireland’s best-selling restaurant guide for many years, and is the author of three books. "Working with our extraordinary team is a privilege," he says. "Our goal is to create a world-class museum that embodies the history, hospitality and humour of Dublin."

Director Trevor White
trevor@littlemuseum.ie

Our director, Trevor White, was born in Dublin in 1972. Educated at St. Columba’s College and Trinity College, he created The Dubliner magazine, published Ireland’s best-selling restaurant guide for many years, and is the author of three books. "Working with our extraordinary team is a privilege," he says. "Our goal is to create a world-class museum that embodies the history, hospitality and humour of Dublin."

  Deputy Director  Sarah Costigan sarah@littlemuseum.ie  Our deputy director, Sarah Costigan, is a Dublin native. She studied in University College Dublin and has been part of the Little Museum team since 2012. Responsible for overseeing the museum expansion in 2018, Sarah says, “I’m so proud to be able to work with our incredible team to build a full-scale permanent museum for Dublin – a museum where our kids and grandkids will learn about the rich history of our city.”   

Deputy Director Sarah Costigan
sarah@littlemuseum.ie

Our deputy director, Sarah Costigan, is a Dublin native. She studied in University College Dublin and has been part of the Little Museum team since 2012. Responsible for overseeing the museum expansion in 2018, Sarah says, “I’m so proud to be able to work with our incredible team to build a full-scale permanent museum for Dublin – a museum where our kids and grandkids will learn about the rich history of our city.”

 

  Exhibition Designer  David Meaney david@littlemuseum.ie  Our exhibition designer, David Meaney, is Dublin-born. After graduating from the Dublin School of Creative Arts he moved to the United States, working in artistic fabrication and design. Since returning home, he has been active in Dublin’s design community and joined the Little Museum in 2017. He says, “Designing exhibitions that represent my city for visitors from around the world is very personally rewarding.”

Exhibition Designer David Meaney
david@littlemuseum.ie

Our exhibition designer, David Meaney, is Dublin-born. After graduating from the Dublin School of Creative Arts he moved to the United States, working in artistic fabrication and design. Since returning home, he has been active in Dublin’s design community and joined the Little Museum in 2017. He says, “Designing exhibitions that represent my city for visitors from around the world is very personally rewarding.”

  Assistant to the Director  Jesse Carley jesse@littlemuseum.ie  Our Assistant to the Director, Jesse Carley, was born and raised in Dublin. He graduated from Trinity College with a degree in History and Political Science. Jesse’s role is to ensure the smooth operation of the museum on a day-to-day basis. "I'm delighted to help share the amazing story of Dublin with the world."

Assistant to the Director Jesse Carley
jesse@littlemuseum.ie

Our Assistant to the Director, Jesse Carley, was born and raised in Dublin. He graduated from Trinity College with a degree in History and Political Science. Jesse’s role is to ensure the smooth operation of the museum on a day-to-day basis. "I'm delighted to help share the amazing story of Dublin with the world."

  Floor Manager  Fionnuala Maher fionnuala@littlemuseum.ie  One of our floor managers, Fionnuala Maher, has called Dublin home since she was three years old and is now studying at Trinity College. Fionnuala is part of an enthusiastic team of tour guides who are dedicated to ensuring everyone feels welcome while in our beautiful house. She says, “I relish the daily opportunities to welcome people from all over the world to our city, and I feel lucky to share in memories and stories of the city with our native guests.”

Floor Manager Fionnuala Maher
fionnuala@littlemuseum.ie

One of our floor managers, Fionnuala Maher, has called Dublin home since she was three years old and is now studying at Trinity College. Fionnuala is part of an enthusiastic team of tour guides who are dedicated to ensuring everyone feels welcome while in our beautiful house. She says, “I relish the daily opportunities to welcome people from all over the world to our city, and I feel lucky to share in memories and stories of the city with our native guests.”

  Floor Manager  Helena Emerson helena@littlemuseum.ie  Floor Manager Helena Emerson was born in Dublin.  A graduate of Failte Ireland’s Dublin Champion programme, she is certified in both museum studies and tourism management. Helena says, “I am passionate about my city and I'm a proud Dub.  Working in the Little Museum is a perfect opportunity to showcase our wonderful city and show it to the world.”

Floor Manager Helena Emerson
helena@littlemuseum.ie

Floor Manager Helena Emerson was born in Dublin.  A graduate of Failte Ireland’s Dublin Champion programme, she is certified in both museum studies and tourism management. Helena says, “I am passionate about my city and I'm a proud Dub.  Working in the Little Museum is a perfect opportunity to showcase our wonderful city and show it to the world.”

Board

The Little Museum of Dublin is a charity (no.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

Catriona Crowe