The Chester Beatty Library | Day Out With The Kids

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The Chester Beatty Library

Dublin, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

The Chester Beatty Library can be found in the grounds of Dublin Castle, which has a great complex of buildings to explore, most of it for free as well, so this is a great location for a low priced family day out with imaginative munchkins!

The library is also an art museum, and has an amazing collection of items from across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North Africa. Highlights of the collection include European renaissance and medieval manuscripts, Egyptian papyrus texts, the Bible, and beautiful illuminated copies of the Qur'an. Other interesting items include Persian and Turkish miniatures, striking Buddhist paintings and Chinese Dragon robes!

There are a number of resources to help everyone enjoy their visit and encourage them to draw. There are a number of activity packs for kids aged 3 plus, 5 plus and 8 years plus, which include crosswords, puzzles, and a colouring book. The worksheets can be picked up at reception, or you can download them for free online. If you or any older kids would also like to get involved, a free Activity Booklet for adults and teens is also available online.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
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  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
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  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin, County Dublin, IE


Click here to visit The Chester Beatty Library's website
01407 0750

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

March - October: Monday - Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm November - February: Tuesday - Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm Saturday All year 11.00am - 5.00pm Sunday All year 1.00pm - 5.00pm


Free admission


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