Dublin Castle, off Dame Street Dublin.
The Library's collections are displayed in two permanent exhibitions: "Sacred Traditions" and "Artistic Traditions". The "Sacred Traditions" Gallery exhibits the sacred texts, illuminated manuscripts and miniature paintings from the great religions and systems of belief represented in the collections - Christianity, Islam and Buddhism with smaller displays on Confucianism, Daoism, Sikhism and Jainism. The Biblical Papyri, the remarkable collection of Qur'an manuscripts and scrolls and books of Buddhist thought provide the focus for the displays.
Audio-visual programmes on Rites of Passage in many faiths, prayer and pilgrimage enhance the displays. The "Artistic Traditions" gallery is devoted mainly to works of art on paper, techniques of print-making, binding and paper-making and the art of miniature painting. The display draws on the rich manuscript holdings, the collection of rare printed books and of decorative arts, especially from East Asia. The exhibition is introduced by a display devoted to the life and work of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty. The Chester Beatty Collection is a unique treasure reflecting the connoisseurship and enthusiasms of its founder.
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October to April: from Tuesday to Friday, 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M.
May to September: from Monday to Friday, 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M.
Saturday, 11.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. (All year)
Sunday, 1.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M. (All year)
Closed 1 January; Good Friday; 24, 25 and 26 December; and Monday public holidays.
No admission fees
Leaflets: Yes Guided Tours: Yes Audio Visual: Yes Exhibition: Yes
Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes