Image of a Thai folding book (CBL Thi 1314) after conservation.

In Focus Tour

The Ten Perfections and the Beauty of Palm Leaf Manuscripts

This tour will explore some beautiful Thai manuscripts that date from the 18th and 19th century. Illustrated in the books are the ten perfections required in order to become a Buddha, along with some stories of the monk Phra Malai. These truly beautiful and elegant images make for a memorable exhibition.
Free tour, no booking required.

Jo O’Rourke – Guide
Jo holds an MA in Health Promotion and worked for many years in the Health Service Executive. Art has always been a keen interest and she hold qualifications in art from both NCAD and UCD. Jo joined the team of tour guides at the museum in January 2019.

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