Chester Beatty aims to inspire all visitors young and old to explore, enjoy and experience fun and play throughout the year. Adults, families, teens and children can avail of vibrant and exciting free programmes and activities themed around our collections and exhibitions, while teachers & educators can explore resources on world cultures and learning opportunities for their students.
Chester Beatty’s collection offers wonderful learning opportunities and supports a number of key areas in the Irish education curriculum. From art history to world faiths, geography, history, languages, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths), this is the place to bring your students to inspire learning.
Discover our programme of free events for kids and families throughout the year. This is an ever-changing programme designed for all ages including storytelling, art workshops, family trails and more.
Discover our programme of events for young people interested in fashion, digital design, performance and architecture. Take part in an exciting programme of tailored workshops, films and more.
We offer a wide range of lunchtime talks, films, tours, music performances, drop-in events and workshops designed to engage adults.
At the Chester Beatty we offer a wide range of online learning resources for teachers and educators which can be used in the classroom as well as a preparatory tool before a visit. These are available for primary and post-primary schools as well as educators interested in the collections.
Explore the Chester Beatty collections with our programme of free and private booked tours.
From Chinese New Year Festival, Dublin Arabic Film Festival to Diwali and Norouz the Chester Beatty engages diverse communities as represented through our vast collections. We offer tours in English, Irish, Arabic, Mandarin and Japanese. Check What’s on for more details
Intercultural learning and dialogue is at the heart of the Chester Beatty’s exhibition and learning programme. It leads the way in developing links with its immediate and international diverse communities as reflected in the collections.
Sharing the Collections and making them accessible is at the heart of our mission. The Reading Room is designed to accommodate researchers wishing to visit the museum and consult collection objects not currently on display and our reference collection. The Chester Beatty is also in the first phase of an exciting new initiative to digitise the entire collection, so that visitors around the world can access the collection online.