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“If you like books...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chester Beatty Library

Chester Beatty Library
Clock Tower Building | Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
353 1 407 0750
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Owner description: Situated in the heart of Ireland's capital city, the Chester Beatty Library is an art museum and library which houses the great collection of manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and some decorative arts assembled by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968). The Library's exhibitions open a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world. Its rich collection from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe offers visitors a visual feast. Chester Beatty Library was named Irish Museum of the year in 2000 and was awarded the title European Museum of the Year in 2002.
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“If you like books...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is a place to visit. The exhibit on books from distant places is great, very complete and interesting. I enjoyed the part about religions as well.

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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We only had 45 minutes to look round this amazing library, wish we had more. Fascinating range of stuff.

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“I could spend all day here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I have to come back to finish looking at the rest of the exhibits.Too much to absorb in one trip for me. Wonderful displays of historically significant works of graphic design and print media.

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“A must if you love books/artwork/design”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I enjoyed seeing this collection of old books from all over the world with illustrations and good design and typography. There's a little bit of everything here. I was really impressed with some of the oriental/asian style of illustrations on display here.

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“Incredible manuscripts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This library was free. You could go on a guided tour or walk around on your own. It was a great experience with an opportunity to manuscripts and learn history from many different religions around the world. Some of the Christian manuscripts date back to AD 150 - amazing!

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