Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
Artistic treasures from around 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 and European medieval and renaissance manuscripts are on display. In its diversity, the collection captures much of the richness of human creative expression from about 2700 BC to the present day.

As the only museum in Ireland to win “European Museum of the Year”, this art museum and library’s rich collections open a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world.


Open: Open year round. See website for opening hours.

Admission: Admission is free.


Public Transport


By Bus: Take bus numbers 13, 40, 123, 27, 77a, 150, 151, 156, 49 or 54a.

By Luas (tram): Take the Luas Red line to Jervis or the Luas Green line to St. Stephen’s Green

By Dart (rail): Take the Dart to Tara Street


Contact Information

Address:Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Phone:+353 1 407 0750

GPS Coordinates & MAP

53.3423, -6.2675