Image of a line of various coloured Jade snuff bottles

In Focus Tour

Silk, Snuff and Stories

Silk, Snuff and Stories: Chester Beatty’s Chinese Collection.
Chester Beatty’s Chinese collection is rich in both decorative objects, such as snuff bottles and Dragon robes, and remarkable silk and paper scrolls which represent the importance of painting, poetry and calligraphy, the key arts in Chinese culture

Mary O’Riordan – Guide
A UCD graduate in History & Philosophy, Mary enjoyed a long career in broadcasting and then returned to college to study the History of Art. Having obtained her Diploma she joined the team of Tour Guides in Chester Beatty in 2008.

This tour is free, no booking required, however places are limited.

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