National Drawing Day and International Museum Day at the Chester Beatty May 2021

13 May, 2021

National Drawing Day and International Museum Day May 2021

We are delighted to collaborate with the National Gallery and partners for this year’s National Drawing Day on Saturday 15 May. Check our website and download free drawing activities inspired by our collections.  You can follow artists Roxana Manouchehri and Jen O’Brien on our You Tube channel for some drawing activities including landscapes and elephants, how to make a picture book inspired by Kitagawa Utamaro as well as a study in drawing glass and fabric.

Chester Beatty celebrates International Museum Day on the 18 and 19 May. Follow our Head of Conservation Kristine Rose Beers and listen to her talk about bindings from the Mamluk Sultanate era (1250-1516). Harpist Aisling Ennis will perform a live event on Wednesday 19 May at 6pm and you can register here 

Supported by ICOM Ireland


International Museum Day is supported by ICOM Ireland

Open today 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Monday 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