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Review of Chester Beatty Library

Chester Beatty Library
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US$52.76*
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Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions
Ranked #9 of 498 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Narrandera, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Words cannot describe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the highlight of my visit to Dublin.The beauty of the displays are very moving and could have spent time than I had available.Be warned there is no photography and was disappointrd to see some people with mobiles not following the rules.It would be my no 1 place to visit.

Visited March 2017
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“Don't miss this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Visited December 2016
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“So interesting.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Visited March 2017
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Can't believe I didn't visit before”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Visited June 2016
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“Must-see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Visited March 2017
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