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Chester Beatty

Chester Beatty

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Contact: Derval O'Carroll
[email protected]
+ 353 1 4070750

  • Public Guided Tours
  • Guided Group Tours
  • Private Group Tours
  • Coach Parking Nearby (max 5 minutes)
  • Coach Drop Off Area
  • Coach Pick Up Area
  • Self Guided Interpretation
  • Guided Tours
  • Shop
  • Cafe
  • Conference Facilities
  • Corporate Meeting Facilities
  • Outdoor Facilities
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Irish
Take a journey across continents, countries and peoples, to discover treasures of rare quality and beauty from across the globe. This world-renowned, award-winning museum showcases rich and diverse exhibitions of miniature paintings, decorative arts, manuscripts, prints and drawings, from Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe – all donated to the Irish nation by American mining magnate and philanthropist, Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968).

Described by Lonely Planet as ‘not just the best museum in Ireland but one of the best in Europe’ - and the only Irish museum to ever win European Museum of the Year - the Chester Beatty’s extraordinary collections span centuries, continents and cultures and offer visitors a fascinating view of global artistic heritage.

An engaging and welcoming space, visitors from Ireland and overseas can enjoy thought-provoking exhibitions, an on-site gift shop, the Silk Road Café serving Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, and a broad variety of public activities for all ages and backgrounds.
Admission is FREE, and no pre-booking is required. Visitors can download a free audio tour in 13 languages (English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Turkish, Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese) to self-guide through their visit and the Chester Beatty is open late until 8pm every Wednesday evening.