Explore Things to do Online

Tired of waiting at home for the virus to subside? Visit the Chester Beatty online for a wealth of art, activities and fun things for you and your children to do.

Explore things to do Online



Tour an Exhibition

The Chester Beatty hosts a variety of exciting temporary exhibitions. Click below to see the current and historic museum exhibitions.

See the Exhibitions




Take a guided tour

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Let our expert guides take you on a global journey of discovery, as they highlight the treasures from across our collections. Free public tours take place every Wednesday at 1pm, Saturday at 2pm and Sundays at 3pm or pre-book a group tour.

Book a tour




Watch the mini-documentary

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Who was Sir Alfred Chester Beatty and how did his collection end up in Ireland? This short movie, shown in the atrium, provides a brief overview of our founder and his amazing world-famous collections.

Watch the Film




Attend a talk, film, or book a workshop

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From craft workshops to drop in-drawing sessions, plus free public talks and tours, dementia-friendly and foreign language tours, yoga, qi gong and films, our varied and popular public programme caters for all ages and interests

Book here

Visit the Shop

Choose a unique gift or souvenir from our eclectic mix of art prints and books, exhibition catalogues, jewellery, homeware and Irish crafts

Find out more




Visit the Silk Road Café

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Take a break for refreshments in our café, with Middle Eastern, North African, Mediterranean, vegetarian and celiac friendly dishes served on a daily basis

See the delicious menu

Closed today

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