Chester Beatty Library

Art Museum
2 Palace St
Dublin, Dublin City D02 AD92
+353 1 407 0750
9:45am - 5:30pm
9:45am - 5:30pm
9:45am - 8:00pm
9:45am - 5:30pm
9:45am - 5:30pm
9:45am - 5:30pm
12:00pm - 5:30pm


  • Has been described as one of the best museums in Ireland and Europe! In the heart of Dublin, it houses the great collection of manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books& much more
  • Best museum in Dublin - breathtaking collection of manuscripts, rare books, miniature paintings, clay tablets, costumes and other objects of artistic, historical and aesthetic importance.
  • Excellent and surprising cafe- middle eastern food. Try the Mousakka, the salads and the sweets
  • Perfect venue for families and scholars where you can find items from as far back as 2700 B.C. and all the way into the 20th century.
  • Lovely place, amazing history
  • Permanent exhibition Sacred Exhibitions - sacred texts and illuminated manuscripts from Islam, Christianity, Daoism and Buddhism
  • Must see in Dublin! The collection is amazing and entrance is free!
  • Current Chinese print exihibit is excellent
  • Healthy lunch in the Silk Road Cafe
  • It's a really great collection of ancient books from Asia and also a great overview of the world religions. Plus it's free entry.
  • Good place to work with fast wifi
  • History about general tradition and religion in asia
  • Could be THE reason to visit Dublin. Go and marvel.
  • Rare collection, nice atmosphere, a hidden gem in the city
  • Tucked behind the Castle so may not be easy to find but well worth a visit. Books and manuscripts are amazing, opt for the guided tour, it's free and a great experience.
  • Don't forget to bring a 1 coin to store your backpack in the locker
  • Everything. Something you must see, but do the intro video before you start the exhibits.
  • Stunning collection. Absolutely stunning.
  • Do visit this place... it is next to the Dublin Castle... the admission is free
  • Worth a visit even if you've got limited time. I saw just about everything in around an hour and 15 minutes, but the exhibitions are so interesting that you could easily linger for much longer.

Nearby places

2 Palace St
St James's Gate
2 Palace St (Chester Beatty Library)