Image of Walsingham Bible showing calligraphy and illumination


Exploring the Walsingham Bible: making a manuscript in twelfth-century Norfolk

The Walsingham Bible (CBL W 022) is an impressive example of Romanesque manuscript illumination, and one of only two books to survive from the library of Walsingham Priory in Norfolk, England.
A rare example of the magnificent large bibles commissioned in the 12th century, this talk will concentrate on the materiality of this stunning manuscript—that is the way in which it was made, and the evidence of its lifetime as preserved in its pages today.

Free, no booking required.

Kristine Rose-Beers ACR is Senior Conservator at the Chester Beatty, and an accredited member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON). She specialises in the conservation of bound manuscript material.

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