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Culture Night at the Chester Beatty

Culture Night –
For a second year, Chester Beatty is celebrating Culture Night both onsite and online. Our galleries, gift shop, and the Silk Road Café will remain open for you to visit until 10pm, and we are pleased to offer guided tours of Edo in Colour exhibition and permanent collection galleries. You can also connect with the Chester Beatty online for our online activities.

Live Online Workshop for Families: Block Printed Textiles

Use fun and experimental block printing techniques to create your own textile patterns diary or sketchbook. Learn about traditional designs and printing techniques from the Edo period and make your own patterned textiles at home.

Onsite Curator’s Tour of Edo in Colour: Fashion, Gender and Fortune

Japan’s woodblock prints combine sophisticated artistry with colourful tales of life in urban Edo (modern Tokyo). In this special tour for Culture Night, Curator Dr Mary Redfern will introduce a host of prints, newly displayed in the museum’s Edo in Colour exhibition. Suitable for adults only. Places are limited, booking essential.

Onsite Highlights Tour

Join one of our experienced tour guides for a walk through the galleries to explore some of the highlights and stories in the collection.

Places are limited, booking essential.

Live Online Workshop for Teens: Kabuki Inspired Puppets

Inspired by the kabuki theatre, join us and create your very own puppet dressed to dance and entertain. Bring your theatrical creature to life with glamorous costume and heavy make-up of the kabuki world. Let the magic begin.

Online Activity: Kanzashi Hair Ornament

Follow artist and crafter, Corinne Okada Takara, to learn how to make a traditional Japanese hair ornament, called kanzashi. Made from recycled materials, including a garden wire and food wrappers, this is a modern take on a classical Japanese decoration.

You can check out everything going on around Dublin through the official Culture Night Dublin website here.

Open today 12:00pm - 5:30pm

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
No booking required
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92