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Chester Beatty Library

Dublin Castle Chester Beatty Library Castle Street | Dublin Castle, Dublin D02 AD92, Ireland
+353 1 407 0750
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With free admission and described by the Lonely Planet as 'not just the best museum in Ireland, but one of the best in Europe,' the Chester Beatty Library is a must-see on any Dublin visitor's itinerary. As the only museum in Ireland to win 'European Museum of the Year' and rated consistently in the top 6 of TripAdvisor's list of 'Top things to do in Dublin,' the library's rich collections from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe open a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world. Winter Hours: The Museum will be closed on Mondays from November through February
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Dublin Castle Chester Beatty Library Castle Street | Dublin Castle, Dublin D02 AD92, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 407 0750
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe is a piece of gold in terms of the food and the location - A fantastic Museum of Oriental art and history. Located in a part of Dublin Castle.

Thank Gerry C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is no classic library. You have 3 rooms with different topics: Asian culture, 3 of the biggest religions and some sketches. I believe they are changed periodically. I recommend to go here well rested so you can enjoy the texts. We went after a...More

Thank Alexandra-Iulia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I regularly stop off for a wander and to browse the art. It's a very chilled out space, and there is always something interesting to find. The front grounds are also a nice place to sit in good weather, away from the hustle and bustle

Thank Herbivore-84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely treat, so many interesting things to see and learn about. Sadly this seems to be a place visited by very few! This I cannot understand as it is so special. Maybe it was the time of day but I was only one of...More

Thank Nicholas W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good museum, interesting history. Nice collection of global artifacts. Great coffee, very friendly staff.

Thank dirkhenricusjose2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stumbled upon this gem of a museum. There is so much to see and so much 'texture' in the artifacts and although you can't touch you really learn so much about these rare artifacts.

Thank 935tracy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not what I was expecting but exquisite oriental artwork. Everything was beautifully displayed and for free.

Thank Eunice D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit. Skip the Book of Kells and go here instead. You get up close to many beautifully illuminated books

Thank Sansodhaka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The library was recommended on our walking tour as a hidden gem and it did not disappoint. The collections within the library are rare acquisitions that you can not see anywhere else. My favorite exhibit was on ancient book making but it is a close...More

Thank Erika M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This library is incredible! Excellent collections of beautiful manuscripts and books from around the world. I can't recommend a visit more highly, you won’t be disappointed. Also, there’s a really nice cafe on the ground floor.

Thank lurre_y
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6 August 2015|
Response from Mary D | Property representative |
Dear goodlucy, thank you very much for your message. There is no admission fee or booking required for the Chester Beatty Library. We look forward to seeing you in the museum and we hope that you enjoy your visit. Here is... More