Take a guided tour

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

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.

Attend a talk, film, or book a workshop

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

Visit the Silk Road Café

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

Open today 10am–5pm

Monday 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