Image from the exhibition Persian Steel - A Mirror of Life in Iran


Persian Steel – A Mirror of Life in Iran

The exhibition tells the story of traditional life in pre-modern Iran through the display of some 250 intricately decorated items of steel, from arms and armour to delicate cosmetic implements.

This intriguing exhibition was originally organised by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and has also been shown at the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, and the Brunei Gallery, London.

In its Dublin guise, it will incorporate a number of manuscripts and miniature paintings from the Library’s Persian Collection.

Open today 9:45am - 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