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The Chester Beatty Library was opened in 1968 under the will of the late Sir Alfred Chester Beatty. The library is one of Irelands most favoured National Cultural Institutions. The Chester Beatty Library has all resources one might need to understand different cultures of the world. Several temporary and permanent exhibitions have been brought to the world through international collaborations. Some of the libraries permanent collections include Muraqqa, Shahnama and Chester Beatty’s A to Z and international collections include Leonardo, Rembrandt and Matisse.

Chester Beatty Library
Clock Tower Building
2 Dublin

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology Art & Design



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Opening hours

Monday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm


Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb

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Suggested donation €5

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  • Wheelchair accessible


Clock Tower Building, Dublin, Ireland


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