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.

Closed today

Tuesday to Friday 10am–5pm
Saturday 11am–5pm
Sunday 1pm–5pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb

Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec & Monday Public Holidays.

Admission is free
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92