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 is a must-see on any Dublin visitor’s itinerary. As the only museum in Ireland to win “European Museum of the Year’, this art museum’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.
Manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and decorative arts complete this amazing collection—all the result of the collecting activities of one man—Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875–1968). Egyptian papyrus texts, beautifully illuminated copies of the Qur’an, the Bible, European medieval and renaissance manuscripts are among the highlights on display. In its diversity, the collection captures much of the richness of human creative expression from about 2700 BC to the present day.
March 01 to October 31: Monday to Friday, 10:00–17:00
November 01 to February 28: Tuesday to Friday, 10:00–17:00
Saturday, 11:00–17:00h. Sunday, 13:00–17:00
Closed January 01; Good Friday; December 24, 25 & 26; and Monday Public Holidays
Admission Prices 2019
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Silk Road Café
SHOPPING: Shop with a wide selection of books and gifts
PARKING: City Centre on-street pay & display
In the gardens of Dublin Castle, 2 mins walk from Dame Street and close to Christchurch Cathedral
Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland
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