Chester Beatty, Dublin

4.7
#8 of 359 in Museums in Ireland
Chester Beatty houses a large collection of Islamic and Far Eastern artifacts, including manuscripts, prints, paintings, rare books, and decorative arts. Established in 1950 to store the vast collections of Alfred Chester Beatty, a well-known mining mogul, the library now attracts both serious scholars and amateur art lovers. The standout among the library's collection of over 20,000 objects is the "Gospel of Mani," the last remaining artifact of Manichaeism, an ancient belief system that originated in Persia. Start your self-guided tour by exploring the first-floor gallery about Beatty's life and career, and end your visit at the rooftop Japanese garden, which offers unrestricted views of the city's emblematic castle. Put Chester Beatty on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dublin trip planner .
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  • By far one of our best finds in Dublin. We spent several hours there even though it wasn’t on our original list:)  more »
  • Finish your tour of Dublin Castle in the Cafe and then head across the pedestrian bridge to the lovely gardens right outside the Chester Beatty Museum. This Museum is free to enter and had, when we we...  more »
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  • One of the best spots to visit in Dublin. Perfect size for a permanent collection of art, with a lovely rooftop terrace. They also have a sweet little cafe at the entrance, offering diverse food choice.
  • One of the best galleries I’ve been to so far in Dublin. It’s free to enter, educational and the artifacts are very well displayed. Will definitely be visiting again and hopefully will be able to see the roof garden which everyone keeps raving about :)
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