Chester Beatty Library

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Timings : 10:00 - 17:00 (Monday - Friday), 11:00 - 17:00 (Saturday), 13:00 - 17:00 (Sunday) year-round, closed (Monday) November - February, free tours - 13:00 (Wednesday), 15:00 & 16:00 (Sunday)

Entry Fee : Free

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Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Overview

The Chester Beatty Library is a huge collection of paintings, literature, drawings and arts from all over the world. The library was initially established in 1950, and showcases the extensive collection of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty.

The current building of the library, within the expanse of the Dublin Castle's area, was opened in the year 2000. The collections are from different regions of the world, mainly Islamic, Western, and East Asia. These provide a great insight to the knowledge, lives and values of the people from these regions. The library is home to many absolutely rare and priceless objects, including a volume of the 'Life of the Prophet', and the 'Gospel of Mani'.

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