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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 via mobile

This place is amazing and can be a bit of a walk depending on where you enter the campus but is a must see if you are near Trinity! Don't be intimidated by the long line it moves quickly and there is no one rushing...More

Thank Heath E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I wish there were a bit more reverence from the other visitors, but alas. The ante rooms to the long room and the BOK display had amazing detail enlarged. Thank you to the lovely student who gave us some insider's information about the long room....More

Thank Martinirish4
Reviewed yesterday

I was really excited to go there but, there were so many people, that it made it really complicated and frustrating to try to see something close. We took the 15h. ticket, which was a little bit cheaper because it as supposedly not rush hour...More

Thank Rosa R
Reviewed yesterday

Our tour guide was very thorough. The old library is stunning, one can feel the age and impressiveness of print. The exhibit of the Book of Kells was well done, although very little is displayed, with more about how it is maintained.

Thank jeanette66_10
Reviewed yesterday

This was number one on my daughters list but we failed to buy tickets ahead of time and the line was too long when we arrived. Was able to get on their website and buy tickets for later the same day. Well worth the stop,...More

Thank jenk20172017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this famous spot with many others. Despite the crush at times the displays about the books are fascinating and it was truly amazing to see the books. The upstairs library is just as famous and we so enjoyed the displays of Jonathan swifts...More

Thank Easdoku
Reviewed yesterday

Definitely one of the most amazing places to visit in Dublin! The library is huge and it smells of history! It is a beautiful and well-organized library. The tourists can buy audio guides in 10 different languages. It reminds me a lot of Harry Potter...More

Thank Regiane V
Reviewed yesterday

A well thought out display of the books enlarged to show the beautiful images hand drawn painstakingly by the monks around 800 ad. The book of Durrow even earlier. You can only view a few actual pages under glass in the half light so the...More

Thank monicadiamond
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked a tour for €14 that included the books of kells. The tour of the trinity college was good and the student was very passionate about trinity college. The museum itself was a bit of a disappointment.

Thank yasmin h
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Totally worth it. The library is extraordinary. Everyone was very respectful to the atmosphere. The Book of Kells is incredibly impressive considering it's amazing history.

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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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