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The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

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Address: College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 608 2320
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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The Book of Kells is a world famous illuminated manuscript written in Latin...

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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I joined a guide for a short tour of the college before proceedings to the Old Library and the book of Kells. I did queue for about 40 mins but apparently it's better in the late... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my partner came here for an afternoon visit. As you go in there is an informative display which I found interesting. You then go into a room where two pages of the book of kells are displayed with minimal info on the walls. You can then go into the long room library with thousands of old books. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I joined a guide for a short tour of the college before proceedings to the Old Library and the book of Kells. I did queue for about 40 mins but apparently it's better in the late afternoon. The display prior to seeing the Book of Kells is well laid out and full of interesting facts. The books themselves are beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited Trinity College and the Book of Kells/the Old Library Exhibition. Definitely order your tickets in advance to skip the line, and as other reviewers have mentioned, bring your student ID with you if you have one to get a discount. The admission price is kind of steep, in my opinion, but it is the Book of Kells and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! My favorite in Dublin. The history, the campus all excellent. You have to like museums and libraries for this one. Otherwise might not be for you. This place took my breath away.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really interesting exhibition, well worth a visit, spend some time here to really enjoy. The book of Cells exceeds expectations!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are a student coming from the States please make sure you bring your student ID. They will give you a discount. The Book of Kells is excellent. It tells the story about the early writers throughout different periods and of course the early biblical writers. The smell in the room and the rows of books are amazing. This... More 

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I would reccomend to book the ticket online. You receive a time slot to enter the museum; otherwise you have to que for quiet a time. The library is very impressive and definately worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting tour of the Trinity College grounds, the amazing library and the Book of Kells. This is one not to miss. The entrance fee is Eur 14 but well worth it. I would allow about a hour for the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see in Dublin, in my view. There is normally a big line of people waiting to get in, so I recommend booking the fast track tickets on line. They are 2€ more expensive but that will save you from waiting outside in the street (specially if it is raining as there is no way to shelter... More 

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A true testimony of preservation of history education and religion. So many great aspects and another great place that Dublin has to offer!

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