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“Must see in Dublin”

Chester Beatty Library
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US$53.21*
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Ranked #9 of 503 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: With free admission and described by the Lonely Planet as 'not just the best museum in Ireland, but one of the best in Europe', the Chester Beatty Library is a must-see on any Dublin visitor's itinerary. As the only museum in Ireland to win 'European Museum of the Year' and rated consistently in the top 6 of TripAdvisor's list of 'Top things to do in Dublin', the library's rich collections from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe open a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world.
Atlanta, Georgia
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“Must see in Dublin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

I visited the Chester Beatty Library after touring Dublin Castle. I was so impressed with the collection housed in this building. This is much more like a museum than a library. I spent two hours here and enjoyed every minute of it. I can not believe that admission is free.

Visited November 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

A wonderful collection. A superb asset to Dublin. Well worth a visit. We are so privileged in Ireland to have such a super collection. The resto is worth a vist too, lovely pastries.

Visited November 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Beckett comes to life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

well worth a visit. beautiful Place. Went there on corporate outing and dinner - very good food - was part of it. I would seriously consider it I if were entertaining. Also, worth an individual's visit also

Visited May 2013
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Dublin
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“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

Fabulous collection of oriental art in an interesting location with a great restaurant for lunch in house.

Visited November 2013
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“An Oasis in the city centre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

i have been to the Chester Beatty Library many times in the recent past and the occasions have always been pleasant and memorable.The cafeteria is excellent and it is a wonderful addition to the visitor experience when visiting Dublin Castle.

Visited June 2013
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