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.

Kids & families

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.

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Young People

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.

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Adults & Lifelong Learning

We offer a wide range of lunchtime talks, films, tours, music performances, drop-in events and workshops designed to engage adults.

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Teachers & Educators

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.

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Explore the Chester Beatty collections with our programme of free and private booked tours.

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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

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Intercultural Dialogue, Creativity & Learning

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.

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Open today 10am–5pm

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