In Focus Tour

Night at the Museum- Online Tour Special

Night at the Museum
In a special audio-tour programme for Culture Night online, the Chester Beatty’s Curators, introduce artworks from this incredible collection dealing with the day’s darker hours.

Fireworks over Ryōgoku Bridge: In-Focus audio tour with Dr Mary Redfern 
An explosion of colour floods the night sky. Join the crowds in Edo, modern Tokyo, for a summertime spectacle of light and sound.

Goya in the dark: In-Focus audio tour with Dr Jill Unkel
Is it a fantasy or a nightmare? Who are these athletic figures with strange bird-like helmets and large artificial wings from Goya’s Disparates (Follies) print series?

Gulistan as Gaeilge: In-Focus audio tour with Dr Moya Carey, Sabhbh Ní Mhaolagáin and Dara O. Shayda
“With nightingales singing from the trees, we spent the night in a friend’s garden…” Listen to the Rose Garden (Gulistan) by the poet Sa`di, in Persian and now for the first time, in Irish.
Turas fuaime ‘In-Focus’ le Dr Moya Carey, Sabhbh Ní Mhaolagáin agus Dara O. Shayda
Lena filiméala ag canadh ó na crainn, chaitheamar an oíche i ngairdín cara… éist leis an Gairdín Rós (Gulistan) leis an bhfile Sa`di, sa Pheirsis agus anois den chéad uair, i nGaeilge.

The videos will be premiered here from 8:30pm on 18 September.

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