Dublin Castle And The Chester Beatty Library Overview
Known as one of the popular cultural tourist attractions in Dublin, Dublin Castle and Chester Beatty Library which is dedicated to Sir Alfred Chester Beatty. It is home to many ancient manuscripts, art works and rare books which were collected by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty. It was built in 1950 and came under the control of Irish administration after the death of Chester Beatty.

Hailed as one of the only Irish institutions to win the European Museum of the Year award, this place attracts all culture lovers. Chester Beatty was famous as a self made millionaire who earned the name of ‘king of copper’ after making a million dollar business before he was 32. The museum displays the collection of objects that range from stamps, Chinese snuff bottles and ancient relics. The museum has on display the collection of Oriental books and artworks which were gathered during the 20th century. It also has the earliest known copies of the four gospels, more than 200 early examples of Quran, English, French colour plate books along with Old Master prints. One of the popular exhibits here is the Gospel of Mani which has the last remaining artefact of Manichaeism.

Location: Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, D02 AD92, Ireland

Timing: Monday to Friday 9:45am - 5:30pm,,Wednesday 9:45am - 8:00pm, Saturday 9:45am - 5:30pm, Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm
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