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The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 896 2320
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The Book of Kells is a world famous illuminated manuscript written in Latin of the Gospels from the Bible. It was painstakingly hand-written and illustrated by monks around 800 A.D.
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College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 896 2320
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Reviewed yesterday

The exhibit on the Book of Kells is poorly designed. The most interesting parts of the exhibit were in small cases, and with the crowds, you really have to fight your way to get close enough to admire them. Some parts of the exhibits had...More

Thank JellyrollsKaren
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After our Trinity College tour, we planned to skip the Book of Kells exhibit. The lines were long, with an estimated hour wait. Then we discovered that our tickets were good all day. So we went out for lunch and returned mid-afternoon -- to no...More

Thank traveler77256
Reviewed yesterday

We were very interested in this tour, and weren't disappointed. You really need to book ahead, and the earlier start the better. The Book of Kells is one of Ireland's most visited tourism destinations, so an early start is best. All of the key destinations...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A nice day of education a place to go back in time and read up on history set in the grounds of trinity college

Thank Anita F
Reviewed yesterday

It can't be emphasised enough that this is a major attraction. On busy days there are coachloads of people from cruise ships, booking on-line is essential if you want to avoid a long time queuing. We went after 3pm in off-peak time and the queue...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed yesterday

History speaks for itself - don't miss visiting the Book of Kells when you are in Dublin - located on/near the campus of Trinity College -

Thank Rita23890
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First of all: book your tickets on line. The queue for purchase is ridiculous. The interpretative experience is well-researched and very interesting, but the crush of people is annoying for what it is. The book itself is mobbed and adds little to the experience. It's...More

Thank yul-guy
Reviewed yesterday

overrated, crowded, expensive, although the long room is worth it,. Walk around Trinity instead and relax on the Green.

Thank donIreland40
Reviewed yesterday

The line to go into the exhibit moved fast. The museum provides enough room to view, and the library is amazing. Must see in Dublin.

Thank 417ajl
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were on the full Trinity College tour. The tour itself was informative and the college grounds were beautiful and steeped in so much history. When we got to the Book of Kells there were a lot of people crowded around it. I know this...More

Thank Wendy M
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June 7, 2017|
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Response from BookOfKellsOfficial | Property representative |
Hello. Yes, there is wheelchair access to the Old Library. There is an elevator in the Exhibition that will take you into the Treasury where the Book is on display and an elevator to take you to the Long Room on the next... More
Kirstie M
June 4, 2017|
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Response from BookOfKellsOfficial | Property representative |
Hi Kirstie. Yes you can bring a buggy through the Exhibition and into the Long Room. There is a lift in the Exhibition that will take you into the Treasury where the Book is on display and a lift to take you to the Long Room... More
Dani M
April 8, 2017|
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Response from David T | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember seeing a cloak room, or lockers anywhere. They also don't have any space to put it somewhere behind the counter. Best to go luggage free.
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