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“Lunch with Art and History”

Chester Beatty Library
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US$16.67*
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Best Of Dublin Historical Walking Tour
Ranked #26 of 586 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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', 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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 25, 2017

This cafe is a piece of gold in terms of the food and the location - A fantastic Museum of Oriental art and history. Located in a part of Dublin Castle.

Thank Gerry C
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"amazing collection"
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"grounds of dublin castle"
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"silk road cafe"
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"illuminated manuscripts"
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"rooftop garden"
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"different cultures"
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"on display"
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"ancient books"
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Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

This is no classic library. You have 3 rooms with different topics: Asian culture, 3 of the biggest religions and some sketches. I believe they are changed periodically. I recommend to go here well rested so you can enjoy the texts. We went after a walk in the city, visiting Dublinia, the church and the castle, so we weren't really in the mood for reading.
On the plus side, this is a free attraction, but donations are welcomed.

Thank Alexandra-Iulia D
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

I regularly stop off for a wander and to browse the art. It's a very chilled out space, and there is always something interesting to find. The front grounds are also a nice place to sit in good weather, away from the hustle and bustle

Thank Herbivore-84
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

A lovely treat, so many interesting things to see and learn about.
Sadly this seems to be a place visited by very few! This I cannot understand as it is so special. Maybe it was the time of day but I was only one of three people walking around!

Visit and learn.

Thank Nicholas W
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

Good museum, interesting history. Nice collection of global artifacts. Great coffee, very friendly staff.

Thank dirkhenricusjose2016
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