Image of Crystal Seal of Mani, the Apostle of Jesus Christ, Syriac c. 240-276 AD Mesopotamia © Bibliothèque nationale de France Inv.58.1384

In Focus Tour

Everyday Life in Hellenistic & Roman Egypt

This in focus tour will examine various topics reflected in Chester Beatty’s papyri and objects currently on display including writing and writing materials, education, letter delivery without a postal service, preparations for the afterlife, and Manichaeanism.

Diana Delia – Tour Guide
Meeting point located in the atrium of the museum. Limited to the first 15 visitors. Free, no booking required.

Open today 9:45am - 8:00pm

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