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Chester Beatty Library
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US$16.54*
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Best Of Dublin Historical Walking Tour
Ranked #22 of 576 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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage
Reviewed December 4, 2017

Recommended by our tour guide on our free Dublin walk. Lots of manuscripts about the three major religions and how these impacted the written word. Worth spending an hour or so.

Thank Sandy W
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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 naama l
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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
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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
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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
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