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The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

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The Book of Kells Exhibition is a must-see on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. Located in the heart of the city centre in Trinity College Dublin, the Exhibition displays the Book of Kells, a 9th century manuscript that documents the four...more
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College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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Reviewed today via mobile

It is an interesting place to visit! Don't queue at the entrance as there is no need. If you enter through the side entrance you can book advance tickets for the same day. We did that and it worked.really well.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Greene666
Reviewed today via mobile

I may be a bit geeky or nerdy because I wished I could have held some of the books, read the titles and stroked the covers. The long room is that and much more. It’s almost a sacred space

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jackie B
Reviewed today

The book display was not that amazing for me and they need to regulate the viewers so there is a progressive line of some sort. However the library was very impressive and to see this was worth the trip and the line.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rudi W
Reviewed today

Two of the four book sections are on display. Too crowded and long wait. People are shoving into view the books. The long room was very interesting. Tour of campus was worth money. The guide was a masters student and very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dallastraveler18
Reviewed yesterday

We came a day earlier and realized the long lines warranted advance planning and ticket purchase. We bought our tickets at a nearby campus kiosk, but they are also available online. They presentation and information was fascinating and educational. I just wished the couple in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kelvin Q
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a fantastic experience. I definitely recommend taking the tour with the college students. They give you a great background to the long Library and the Book of Kells. The Long Library is stunning.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 864katrinak
Reviewed yesterday

Get your tickets in advance, online - you can reserve the audioguide, and avoid the lines. The Book of Kells is beautiful, historic, and worth seeing. Then you visit the library - 2 stories of wall to wall books dating back centuries in a classical...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SpringfieldFresser
Reviewed yesterday

I was glad we were with a group that got their early in the morning so we didn't have to wait long in a line. Once inside it was very crowded but worth it. The book of Kells was very interest and the exhibit is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bnichter
Reviewed yesterday

14 euros just to see a (really spectacular) chamber . Too expensive for what it really is . I think you ll live without seeing it .

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank kos_tsep
Reviewed yesterday

It was very crowded and were glad we were with a group that got expedited entrance to see the Book of Kells, etc. We were both very disappointed that we only got to see one page of the book. I understand about the preservation process,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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April 15, 2019|
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Response from K4349BLcynthiaw | Reviewed this property |
Ah this might be it...the library has limited hours on Sunday. See if changing your time makes a difference.
March 10, 2019|
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Response from BookOfKellsOfficial | Property representative |
Hi there everymome, The Book of Kells Exhibition and the Long Room library close at 5pm, at which point visitors are asked to leave the building. Therefore, the last entry slot is 4.30pm. You may like to enter at 4pm if... More
JoAnne A
February 16, 2019|
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Response from Kevin P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't honestly know but I would imagine there is some flexibility. Selecting a time is probably to give staff time to regulate the queues.