Chester Beatty Library

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 7 publications
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7 expert recommendations


Condé Nast Traveler

Bibliophiles will be enthralled by the Chester Beatty Library, home to a vast collection of manuscripts and books, as well as prints and paintings. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

A connoisseur's delight, this "library" is considered one of the overlooked treasures of Ireland. Full review →

On sunny days the garden is one of the most tranquil places in central Dublin.

Frommer's 34

Sir Alfred Chester Beatty was an American of Irish heritage who made a fortune in the mining industry and collected rare manuscripts. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The world-famous library, in the grounds of Dublin Castle, houses the collection of mining engineer Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875–1968), bequeathed to the Irish State on his death. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

Sir Alfred Chester Beatty established one of the most beautiful collections of Islamic and Far Eastern art... part of it is permanently exhibited on the edge of the gardens of Dublin Castle. Full review →


On the Grid

This library, in the grounds of the beautiful Dublin Castle, is one of our favourite places. Full review →


Time Out

Many of the finest works from Sir Alfred Chester Beatty's priceless art collection are housed in this purpose-built museum. Full review →

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