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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
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+353 1 896 2320
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Book of Kells itself wasn't much to see. People who are really into history may enjoy the exhibit, but I found it a bit boring. However, we were able to take a walking tour of the Trinity College campus with a student guide. It...More

Thank Courtross111
Reviewed yesterday

If you're ever in Dublin take the time to see the book of kells. The images and scripts are mesmerizing. You must visit at last once.

Thank Bianca S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went here right when it opened and the Long Room was worth the 13 euros! Book of Kells was pretty awesome also but any book or library lover would enjoy the Long Room. They do allow pictures, just no flash. 30 mins max and...More

Thank Yer H
Reviewed yesterday

Loved the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin. They house so many books that books have to be placed on the shelves by size...bigger books at the bottom and smaller at the top. A visual treat... The Book of Kells exhibit is well worth the...More

Thank lsutherland99
Reviewed yesterday

We bought tour tickets on campus - tours are led by senior students. Our tour guide was very engaging. I believe the tour ticket was 9 euros and included entrance to the Book of Kells exhibit and the Old Library Exhibition. It was great to...More

Thank Palama88
Reviewed yesterday

The last time I was in Dublin my time was limited so I did not get to Trinity College to see The Book Of Kells. I was not going to miss it this time . Make sure you purchase the ticket ahead of time on...More

Thank MassZiggy
Reviewed yesterday

We would have liked to see more and spend more time here but the lines were so long and they keep to their closing time very strictly. The lines were very long to get in and I thought the admission price was a bit steep,...More

Thank Kimberly A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice exhibit showing Irish history and lovely images from the book of kells. Book itself is small and viewing area crowded. Long room upstairs is a gorgeous old library and amazing architectural site to visit. Overall with 12 euro entry!

Thank EmilyC234
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went with siblings and mother in December. We thoroughly enjoyed it. I had beem years ago as a teenager and have fomd memories of the visit but its been transformed since then. Its a much more modern experience with floor to ceilimg poster showing...More

Thank mguine01
Reviewed yesterday

I stopped in here with a tour group on a Sunday afternoon. The wait was not long. We purchased a "family pass" for 27 euros (2 adults, 2 kids), which saved us some money on the normal single-ticket entrance fee. The displays were very good...More

Thank Edward L
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I am in an electric wheelchair can I access the library?
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
Can you bring a buggy through the exhibition?
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
Is there a coat room where I could leave my bags? I'm taking the tour and then have to head straight to the airport for a 2pm flight. I'm trying to figure out the best option for my bags. Thank you!
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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