A brand new museum exhibiting historical artefacts of Irish history was opened in Dublin city this week.

The Little Museum of Dublin is now open near St. Stephen s Green and exhibits artefacts donated by the public which are of social, political andcultural interest to the history of 20th Century Dublin.the

  The museum is located at the corner of Dawson Street, north of St. Stephen s Green, and is open Thursday to Monday from 12pm to 6pm and until 9pm on Fridays.   Housed on the first floor of a Georgian mansion, visitors can admire the collection of photographs, letters, postcards and other relics which reflect society and culture in Dublin between 1900 and 2000.   There are guided tours at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. Tour guides playfully test visitors  knowledge of Dublin and give a greater insight into Dublin during the 20th Century.   Student tickets cost  €3. For an annual fee of  €95, you can become a friend of the museum. Friends are entitled to free admission at all times with two guests, and are invited to monthly lectures and debates held in the museum. Friends can also enjoy a 10% discount in Little Museum CafÈ and Shop.   Highlights of the exhibition include artefacts documenting visits to Ireland by John F. Kennedy and Muhammad Ali.   Book tickets become a friend online at littlemuseum.ie.