Things to see or do
- Directions: Off Dame St, behind City Hall, ten minutes walk from Trinity College en route to Christ Church Cathedral. Buses from O'Connell St. Luas: Jervis and St Stephen’s Green
- facilities: Restaurant, gift and book shop, audio visual presentations, roof garden, wheelchair access, baby-changing facilities.
- Opening Times: May to September: Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm. October to April: Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pm. Saturdays: 11am-5pm (all year). Sundays: 1pm-5pm (all year) Closed public holiday Mondays Good Friday 24th, 25th, 26th December and 1st January.
- Admission: Free admission. Charges for pre booked guided tours as follows: Primary and post primary free. Adult groups €3 per person. OAP's/Adult education & 3rd level €2 per person.
- Admission Prices: Free admission. Charges for pre booked guided tours as follows: Primary and post primary free. Adult groups €3 per person. OAP's/Adult education & 3rd level €2 per person.
Chester Beatty LibraryDublin City Dublin - Ireland East
The Chester Beatty Library in Dublin is described by the Lonely Planet as, "not just the best museum in Ireland, but one of the best in Europe". It is an art museum and library which houses the great collection of manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and some decorative arts assembled by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968). Its rich collections from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe opens a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world. Egyptian papyrus texts, beautifully illuminated copies of the Qur'an, the Bible, European Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts are among the highlights of the collection. In its diversity, the collection captures much of the richness of human creative expression from about 2700 B.C to the present day. Chester Beatty Library was named Irish Museum of the year in 2000 and was awarded the title European Museum of the Year in 2002 and admission to the Chester Beatty Library is free. Admission FREE.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)14 07 0750
Fax:+353 (0)1 407 0760
Address: Dublin Castle, Co Dublin, Dublin 2, Republic Of Ireland