Described by The Lonely Planet as 'not just the best museum in Dublin, but one of the best in Europe', The Chester Beatty Library is one of Dublin's top cultural attractions and a must see for any visitor to the city. 

Originally housed on Shrewsbury Road, the library was built to hold the vast collections of Sir Albert Chester Beatty. Manuscripts, paintings, books and artefacts from all over the world (particulalrly the Middle East) and more make up the permanent collection, while each year their are guest exhibitions on topics ranging from fashion to warfare. Info about the exhibitions and events at the library is available here.

The library was moved to the grounds of Dublin Castle in 2000, and now attracts over 300,000 visitors a year and is a major. contributor to the preservation pf the arts in Ireland Admission is free all year round and since the library is only a 10 minute walk from The Morgan, what better way to spend a day out in Ireland


Opening Times

March to October: Monday to Friday, 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M.

November to February: Tuesday to Friday, 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M (Closed Mondays).

Saturday, 11.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. (All year)

Sunday, 1.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M. (All year)

Closed 1 January; Good Friday; 24, 25 and 26 December; and Monday public holidays.

Admission is free.

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