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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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  • Average4%
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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 7 November 2017

This place is free and you must go! I went after my walking tour with New Dublin and before my tour at Dublin Castle. I only had an hour and that was a good amount of time. I skipped one of the exhibits because I...More

Thank peacelovegoalies
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Here you can share some valuable insight to past history, particularly Asia and the links to modern day. On three floors with a cafe. The Roof Garden was closed on our visit. It is free to enter, but please place large luggage in the lockers...More

Thank BlueBton
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful collection of old Qurans, bibles, art form around the world. The visit is also free and located on the grounds of the castle.

Thank nsheikh70
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The Chester Beatty Library hosts exhibitions of the kind of obscure little drawings that you won't see anywhere else! The permanent exhibition is of old texts from The Far East and I would recommend it to tourists as you are unlikely to see anything like...More

Thank Techymedium
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Fascinating ancient manuscripts and treasures from the major religions dating back to very early times. The displays are excellent. The decoration of the many illuminated manuscripts is sumptuous. What a surprise to find such a wonderful museum and library in the corner of the grounds...More

Thank hellard1861
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit, won’t be my last. We were incredibly impressed by the young American chap who worked there his knowledge and passion for the collection was inspiring- an added treasure to this amazing collection.

Thank Glenmack03
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Not that I want it to be crowded next time but this free attraction is so interesting. Ancient texts from a range of beliefs we should have spent longer here

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The Beatty Library is a real gem that we never expected to find in Dublin. Great place for nerds (like us) and history lovers - and not just Irish history. Also FREE!

Thank Barry R
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This library is an excellent worthwhile visit. The collection of original manuscripts, art and related objects is unusually good. The displays are very professionally constructed. Deep vollection of religious artifacts and amazing old books. This is my top attraction in Dublin, it is not huge...More

Thank Marc D
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was my favorite attraction of everything I viewed. A special little gem for booklovers. The cafe was pretty darn good too.

Thank Cathy G
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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