COVID-19 Guidance

The safety of our staff and visitors is paramount to us and in line with the Irish Government’s COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2021 – the Path Ahead and the Work Safely Protocol, we have implemented a number of measures for you to enjoy your visit in a safe and friendly environment. We kindly ask you to behave responsibly throughout your visit, to ensure that your safety, and that of other visitors and our staff is protected.

Due to Governmental regulation and to protect the health and welfare of our visitors and staff,  sanitising hands on entry and the use of face masks in all public areas of the museum is required.

Masks are not required while dining in the Silk Road Café. You will be required to show your EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) and personal ID if you wish to dine indoors.


Please follow our COVID-19 guidance

  • Wearing a face mask is required in all public areas of the museum except for the Silk Road Café, so don’t forget to bring yours

  • Please register for contact tracing purposes upon entry

  • Use the hand sanitisers when you enter and throughout the museum

  • Please respect the 2 metre social distance requirement, particularly in the galleries, Gift Shop and Silk Road Café

  • Please observe all displayed Covid-19 signage and one way floor path markings while visiting the museum

  • If you begin to feel unwell during your visit please contact a member of our Visitor Services staff

  • Wash your hands often and adopt good respiratory etiquette

  • Please do not attend the museum if you are feeling unwell or have been asked to self-isolate or restrict your movements.
  • If you begin to feel unwell during your visit please contact a member of our Visitor Services staff who will be able to provide assistance.

Some more tips for your visit

  • Check our Opening Hours

    Check our Opening Hours

    View the opening hours, museum location and other information to make your visit easy and enjoyable.

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  • Card payments are preferred in the Gift Shop and Silk Road Café but cash will be accepted

  • Download the Chester Beatty Museum Guide app

    Download the Chester Beatty Museum Guide app

    The Chester Beatty is very pleased to announce the launch of the museum’s new mobile app. Featuring audio tours of our collections and galleries, this app also includes virtual3D walkthroughs of the museum, online browsing of our world-renowned treasures, and a news section to highlight our extensive programme of events and activities.

    Download for Apple (iOS)

    Download for Android

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  • View our exciting exhibitions

    View our exciting exhibitions

    Explore the breathtaking world of the city now known as Tokyo through our current temorary exhibition Edo in Colour: Prints from Japan’s Metropolis

    Featuring one hundred prints and printed books from the Chester Beatty’s renowned collections of Japanese art, Edo in Colour explores how woodblock prints shaped a city’s identity as they crafted its image.

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  • Find inspiring and educational events and activities online

    Find inspiring and educational events and activities online

    Explore the digital Whats On Guide to find fun and educational online events and activities for you and your whole family to enjoy.

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  • And most importantly, have fun!

    And most importantly, have fun!

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COVID-19 Safety Charter

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Additional Information

Please see this additional COVID-19 information provided by the Irish Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

COVID Tracker app

COVID Tracker is a free app for your mobile phone. It will help us to protect each other and slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ireland.

It is available for iOS and Android.

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Open today: 9:45am - 5:30pm

Tuesday to Friday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:45am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb
Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec

Admission is Free
No booking required
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92