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Chester Beatty Library
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Ranked #9 of 546 things to do in Dublin
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Make it a point to seek out the Beatty, which is located on the grounds of Dublin Castle. Free! Great collection of illuminated holy books from most of the world's major religions. If you have done the British Library reading room in London, you will enjoy this unique library too.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great for those who love gathering information from around the globe. Fascinating paintings and artefacts on display.

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Extremely interesting! Absolutely unique in the world. One of the most fascinating collections of art I have ever visited. Looking forward to visiting again.

Thank Lorraine M
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Around the back of Dublin Castle, this is a fascinating small museum from which to learn a huge amount, about the man himself but also about books, religion, culture and history. Don't miss it.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

This amazing museum was surprisingly hard to find. It's on the same place as Dublin castle, kinda behind it. Not very good signs/instructions. It was free of charge, donations welcome. Spend a lot of time there and still felt like that only had a quick glimpse of all of those things.

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