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Chester Beatty Library

Dublin Castle Chester Beatty Library Castle Street | Dublin Castle, Dublin D02 AD92, Ireland
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Chester Beatty Library is honestly one of the best museums I've ever visited. It was so well laid out and had such a fantastic collection, I was blown away. There was a temporary exhibition while we were there of Fransisco Goya's Disasters of War that...More

Thank Adrienne T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was recommend to us by a guide on another tour and we were pleasantly surprised. We wandered around the library for a good few hours. It is free to enter but they recommend a €5 donation which helps maintain the collection

Thank Sheridan C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lonely Planet spoke so highly of this place that we decided to visit. It is interesting to see all the different exhibits. Made us wonder where he kept them all before the library was created. A good place to spend an hour or two if...More

Thank Debstar410
Reviewed 5 days ago

I place this interesting private collection of manuscripts and fine art in the same category as the special collection inside the British Library. Such a unique collection of Eastern and Islamic books an miniatures. Besides the rare collections that is housed in this facility, they...More

1  Thank Della G
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a marvelous place to visit. The staff are very knowledgeable about the exhibits and are only too happy to help the visitors. On my first visit I spent 2 hours here and have been back several times.

1  Thank aecmorgan
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are so lucky to have this priceless collection in Ireland. And admission is free. We visited on Sunday 14th January. It was my second time to visit. It's so interesting and everything is beautifully displayed. You will appreciate it more by just picking one...More

2  Thank Evie087
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely fabulous find! I learned so much! I wish that I had more time to spend there. Rooms after rooms filled with marvelous Literary treasures - and that it is only a tenth of the collection! A wonderful place to spend a day but a...More

1  Thank 10coden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice art and views of the castle, really nice part of Dublin. Nice that it's free, some really beautiful artworks to enjoy and appreciate.

1  Thank joshua b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the exhibitions! They truly cover a lot of different cultures and religions and there is also a nice café which have glutenfree cake!

1  Thank glorialQ626LM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Chester Beatty Library today and enjoyed it's exhibitions very much. I particularly enjoyed the Eastern exhibition with many articles and items to look at/learn about. The religions exhibition was good too, it was interesting to learn about the major world religions and...More

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Maura R
15 January 2018|
Response from joshua b | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, there must be garages or parking lots, but I always walk in Dublin. it's just south of Dublin Castle.
7 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