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The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 896 2320
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Early Access: Book of Kells Including Exterior Tour of Dublin Castle
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The Book of Kells is a world famous illuminated manuscript written in Latin of the Gospels from the Bible. It was painstakingly hand-written and illustrated by monks around 800 A.D.
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College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
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+353 1 896 2320
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An excellent exhibit of Christian history! We were self guided through the library and Book of Kells exhibit. Hidden is a great basement coffee shop with Italian coffee and a place to freshen up and hide from the busy Dublin streets. A must see, but...More

Thank Tammie J
Reviewed yesterday

Everyone wants to see the book of Kells, and it is fascinating, but you can only see a portion of it and the crowd is big. The library upstairs, however, is magnificent! The high ceiling, historic volumes and the busts of the literary greats took...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed yesterday

We were excited to see the Book of Kells and the long room and be a visitor to all the Library had to offer. There was, however, no real queue for the Book of Kells room itself, and it was a bit chaotic. Also there...More

Thank NCcoastal_fam
Reviewed yesterday

More modern styles of presentation needed for interesting subject matter. Video presentation showing highlights of the book and indicating their position on the page would help.

Thank Jill W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely worth a stop. End of the day is supposed to be less crowded but didn't fit our schedule. The line to purchase tickets was very long, so we stood in the quad and bought tickets on our phone. Walked right in with those. There's...More

Thank whitelotus11
Reviewed yesterday

I had heard great things about the Book Of Kells but I was sorely dissapointed. I felt this attraction was a tourist trap and extremely over priced. I certaintly wouldn't recommend going.

Thank Meghan B
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was pretty amazing to see such a well-preserved, old book, and to learn more about its contents. The displays were very well done, and with prepaid online tickets, we had no line in which to wait. A seamless and efficient visit!

Reviewed 2 days ago

The "Book of Kells" was on my must-see list, and I found the posters and labels on the wall to be interesting, though they didn't seem to be in any particular order. The Book of Kells itself is further into the display area, and even...More

Thank Jean L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Rhapsody of brown, yellow and dark Rembrandt-like colours. The old library alone is well worth a visit. It's like you are looking at the night sky full of stars - huge space with millions of books. It is breathtaking. The actual exhibition - Book of...More

Thank Nenad P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the Book of Kells and the long library in June. Very enjoyable visit. It gave a presentation of how the books were created. Really loved the long library. The room itself was amazing. I highly recommend visiting.

Thank Renae B
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I am in an electric wheelchair can I access the library?
8 June 2017|
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Response from BookOfKellsOfficial | Property representative |
Hello. Yes, there is wheelchair access to the Old Library. There is an elevator in the Exhibition that will take you into the Treasury where the Book is on display and an elevator to take you to the Long Room on the next... More
Kirstie M
Can you bring a buggy through the exhibition?
4 June 2017|
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Response from BookOfKellsOfficial | Property representative |
Hi Kirstie. Yes you can bring a buggy through the Exhibition and into the Long Room. There is a lift in the Exhibition that will take you into the Treasury where the Book is on display and a lift to take you to the Long Room... More
Dani M
Is there a coat room where I could leave my bags? I'm taking the tour and then have to head straight to the airport for a 2pm flight. I'm trying to figure out the best option for my bags. Thank you!
9 April 2017|
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Response from David T | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember seeing a cloak room, or lockers anywhere. They also don't have any space to put it somewhere behind the counter. Best to go luggage free.
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