Young People

A dynamic and exciting tailor-made programme of activities for young people aged 12-14 and 15-17 years inspired by the Islamic, East Asian and European collections.

Creative Teens lab

Would you like to become the next generation of creative innovators? Discover our programme of events designed by our teens and Education Team in craft, design, robots, 3D printing, cooking, fashion, painting, music and much more. Meet new people over a free hot chocolate. These free activities are for teens aged 12-14 and 15-17 years.

Read our Creative Teens Blog

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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 our Drawing Pack

Open today 9:45am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 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
No booking required
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92