Chester Beatty Library

Address: Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.

The Chester Beatty Library, located within Dublin Castle, opens a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world.

Its rich collection of manuscripts, prints, icons, miniatures paintings, early printed books and artefacts from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe offers visitors a visual feast – all the result of the collecting activities of one man.

Opening Times

March to October: Monday to Friday – 10.00 – 17.00

November to February: Tuesday to Friday – 10.00 – 17.00 (Closed Mondays).

Saturday: 11.00 – 17.00 (All year)

Sunday, 13.00 – 17.00 (All year)

Closed 1st January, Good Friday, 24th-26th December, and Monday public holidays.


60 minutes approximately.


Entrance is self guided and free of charge (some temporary exhibitions may have a charge).