Image of the exterior of the Chester Beatty, Dublin


Welcome Back!

Chester Beatty reopens

We are delighted to reopen our doors on Monday 29 June and we hope that our exhibitions will continue to engage and inspire you as you move safely through the Chester Beatty.

The safety of our staff and visitors is paramount to us and 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.


Free admission, no booking required.

Please follow our COVID-19 guidance

  • We encourage all our visitors to wear a face mask, so don’t forget to bring yours

  • Use the hand sanitisers at the entrance and throughout the museum

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

  • Follow the one-way visitor flow arrows where applicable

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

  • Wash your hands often



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.

    Visit the Chester Beatty

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  • 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 mysteries of Siam with our current temporary  exhibition Siam: Through the lens of John Thomson 1865-66


    John Thomson’s photographic vision marks him out as one of history’s most important travel photographers. Featuring dramatic images developed from negatives preserved in London’s Wellcome Library, this exhibition introduces the sights and people of nineteenth-century Thailand as witnessed by Thomson’s camera.

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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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A Welcome Back message from the Director of the Chester Beatty, Fionnuala Croke

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
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92