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This is the best museum in Ireland*

*According to TripAdvisor.

THE LITTLE MUSEUM in Dublin has been named Ireland’s best museum by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

The non-profit museum, located on Stephen’s Green, opened on Culture Night 2011 and celebrates its fourth birthday today.

The traveller’s choice award comes at the end of a record-breaking season for the museum, where visitor numbers grew from 24,248 in 2012 to 80,601 in 2014. More than 100,000 visitors are expected this year.

visitors-stumble-on-dublin Source: TripAdvisor

Welcoming the news, Little Museum director Trevor White said: “TripAdvisor is like a bossy head boy who keeps saying how much he admires you, even as he’s giving you a wedgie in front of the whole school. To avoid his attacks you just have to be perfect all the time. It’s quite the education.”

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Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, said the travellers’ choice awards recognise “the favourite museums that serve as cultural treasure troves for our community of millions”, adding: These world-class museums provide an enriching experience that can be both inspiring and educational for travelers around the globe.”

The other museums rounding out the top five are:

2. Croke Park Stadium Tour and GAA Museum (Dublin)
3. National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology (Dublin)
4. Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum (Athlone)
5. Irish Whiskey Museum (Dublin)

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