Image of Exterior, Chester Beatty, Dublin, Autumn 2019


2020 Japanese Film Festival (Event Postponed)

Unfortunately this event has been postponed, a new date will be announced.

*** Museum Closure Announcement***

Due to the advice of the Irish public health authorities and to protect the health and welfare of our visitors and staff, the Chester Beatty will be closed to the public until further notice.


The Chester Beatty is delighted to be one of the screening venues for the 12th edition of the Japanese Film Festival. The Festival showcases the best of Japanese films from action to anime, comedies and dramas. In association with the Embassy of Japan, access>CINEMA and the Ireland Japan Association. The film selection for the Chester Beatty will be confirmed here closer to the time.

For more information about the festival please visit here

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

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Admission is Free
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92