Chester Beatty


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Chester Beatty

Situated in the heart of the city centre, the Chester Beatty, formerly known as the Chester Beatty Library, is a museum and library in Dublin. It was established in 1950 to house the collections of mining magnate Sir Alfred Chester Beatty. Its rich collection of manuscripts, prints, icons, miniature paintings, early printed books, and art objects open a window to the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world.

Do & See

Dublin's streets are a busy mix of past and present. This city has always inspired writers, visitors, and political firebrands alike. To walk these streets is to journey through history–from the city's Viking roots by the banks of the river Liffey to its atmospheric medieval churches with their mummified remains and holy relics. The more recent architecture includes the gracious Georgian streets, as well as museums, theatres, and several parks where one can escape the hustle and bustle of city life.