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Music and Dance

An Afternoon of Indonesian Music and Culture (Event Postponed)

Unfortunately this event has been postponed until further notice.

*** 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.


Gamelan is the ancient traditional music of Indonesia, performed mainly on percussion instruments. Join Pak Sumiyoto, of the Indonesian Institute for the Arts, and Dr Peter Moran, Director of the UCD and the National Concert Hall Gamelan Orchestras, as they perform traditional Javanese music. The event will conclude with a performance by members of Gamelan Jam Delapan.

Free, no booking required.

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