Adults & Lifelong Learning

Discover a range of activities for adult learners through this inspiring programme of one or two day weekend workshops to talks, tours, films, music inspired by the Chester Beatty collections.

Bealtaine Festival Workshop

Discover new ideas and make unexpected connections through our series of art workshops.

Image of Kristine Rose-Beers, Senior Conservator Rebinding Ruzbihan’s Magnificent Qur’an

Popular free lunchtime talks delve deeper into our galleries and collections.

Tours at the Chester Beatty

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

Drawing at the Chester Beatty

Learn drawing techniques at our Drop-in drawing sessions.

Workshops

Discover new ideas and make unexpected connections through our series of art workshops. Work with local and international creative practitioners and learn creative skills.

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Lunchtime talks

Popular free lunchtime talks delve deeper into our galleries and collections. We offer a wide range of topics based on themes reflected in the permanent and temporary exhibitions.

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Tours

Explore the Chester Beatty collections with our programme of free and private booked tours. Why not get an introduction to the Chester Beatty or paid-for tours with one of our guides?

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Conversations on Art: Dementia-Friendly Tours

The first Tuesday of each month at 12 noon. The Library is pleased to offer tours specially designed for people living with dementia and their loved ones. Enjoy an afternoon of conversations on art and a tour of our beautiful collections. Limited to 10 participants per tour. To book this type of tour please contact (0)1 407 0766.

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Drop-in drawing

Learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading perspective and decoration during these relaxed informal sessions. Suitable for ages 12+. Materials are provided but feel free to bring your own sketchbook; dry materials only.

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Adult and Teens Drawing Packs

Why not pick up a pack and try your hand at drawing in the galleries of the Library? The packs have been specially designed to explore various techniques.

Download the drawing pack here

Open today 1pm–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

Map

Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92