We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Save
  
Ways to Experience Chester Beatty
from US$16.40
More Info
from US$67.80
More Info
Reviews (3,677)
Filter reviews
3,677 results
Traveller rating
2,687
816
145
24
5
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
2,687
816
145
24
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviews amazing collection grounds of dublin castle world religions silk road cafe illuminated manuscripts religious texts rooftop garden private collection major religions asian art on display ancient books new testament free museum book lovers small museum gift shop
Filter
Updating list...
293 - 298 of 3,677 reviews
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Been to so many galleries and museums all over the world but Chester Beatty is such a beautiful free of charge little museum. It includes amazing manuscripts from all Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Egypt, Israel and many more. I was amazed to watch a short video about a Yemenite Jewish wedding ceremony.

Thank naamal19
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed December 2, 2017

The Chester Beatty Library was on my "must visit" while in Dublin. My husband and I experienced seeing the writings of ancient Egypt on papyrus and other scholarly Buddhist, Christian, Judea, and Muslim early writings.
The bonus it was all free.

Thank SpeechSayer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed December 1, 2017

Went through the library exhibits and enjoyed the history relating to all the different aspects of religious manuscripts on display.

Thank Ed50_13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed November 30, 2017

This is an excellent museum for those interested in manuscripts and religion. An extensive collection of beautifully illuminated texts, particularly Islamic. The restaurant and gift shop are also worth exploring/partaking.

Thank RRK0505
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed November 29, 2017

I was amazed at how many books and artifacts this library has and that too it’s free. There are wonderful ancient texts from all over Asia and Middle East and also the Far East which are priceless. In addition to ancient biblical texts. I stumbled upon a tour given by a very knowledgeable lady originally from Karachi whose name I never got but if she is ever there do join her group as she brought the books manuscripts and artifacts to life with her insights. Put a lot of pieces of the puzzle in my head together for which I’m grateful to her. There is a nice cafe in the lobby down and there is a free coat check too. I somehow preferred it to the book of Kells

Thank Maria B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews