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Chester Beatty Library

Category: Culture, Sightseeing, Free

Type: Museums & Galleries, Libraries

Dublin Castle
Dame Street
Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 407 0750

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

The Chester Beatty Library was formed in 1950 to house the collections of mining magnate Sir Chester Beatty.

Chester Beatty Library

The Chester Beatty Library was formed in 1950 to house the collections of mining magnate Sir Chester Beatty. The role of the Chester Beatty Library is to protect, preserve and make available to the public in the form of exhibitions, popular publications, lectures and other events the heritage enshrined in the collections of the late Chester Beatty and to provide the world of scholarship access to the internationally important resource.

This they do in the form of regular exhibitions and through two collections: "Sacred Traditions" and "Artistic Traditions". Both displays exhibit manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and some decorative arts from the Islamic, East Asian and Western Collections and the museum contains a number of priceless objects.

Opening Time:

Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm (Closed Mon 1 Oct-30 Apr); Sat 11am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm. Closed Mon in winter, 1 Jan, Good Friday, 24-26 Dec, Bank Hol Mondays

Admission Charge:

Free
Chester Beatty Library - Dublin Castle Dublin 2 Ireland
Chester Beatty Library - Dublin Castle Dublin 2 Ireland
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Situated in the gardens of Dublin Castle

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