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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 896 2320
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Reviewed today via mobile

Always wanted to see the book of Kells since was a teenager and wasn’t disappointed. Very good exhibition telling the background before you get to see it. And the library simply mind blowing. Recommend one of the tours led by students which includes your entrance...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a very quick walk through that I felt was overpriced. But that’s just my opinion! You walk through a museum first that tells the history of the Book of Kells. The old library is by far the coolest part of the whole experience....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

what a great place to visit. the history at the college and seeing the book of kells is amazing. a must see.

Thank Kevin6431
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Book of Kells is certainly remarkable but, being an ancient book, of which only 1-2 pages are fully on show at any time, it’s hard to appreciate its beauty. The exhibition around it does a fair job but - given the binding went some...More

Thank JollyMax
Reviewed yesterday

The entry fee is really expensive. Yes it is a nice library but not worth the entrance fee. I would use that money for other things in Dublin.

Thank lotte128
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you book online its 11 euro only. Very convenient and interesting good souvenir shop too. One can go in with Trinity friends too.

Thank IshitaGurgaon
Reviewed yesterday

The Long Room itself is worth a visit, so many books in a wonderful setting, breathtaking. On top of that the Book of Kells, history at its best.

Thank Isesan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

To view three books is not excitingly however this visit is fantastic. The introductions with sections of the books explaining the technic, the writing the content and much more are marvelous. Then you go to the stunning Long library and it is as amazing as...More

Thank Journey482498
Reviewed 2 days ago

Bitterly cold standing in long queue awaiting entry while tickets being purchased. Large crowds eliminate any real viewing of the Book of Kells. Better crowd control required to permit any real chance of a view. Some people dominate the actual glassed case area without consideration...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a "must-see" in Dublin. The history of the Book of Kells and the other ancient texts, and those housed in the long room of the Old Library is amazing. The displays show the artwork in great detail and explain all the significance of...More

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October 22, 2018|
Response from TravelBoomerang | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Ashley. On the website, it says children under 12 are free. You can also book family tickets. This was a great visit. Enjoy!
September 12, 2018|
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Response from Dennis K | Reviewed this property |
The room where the book is stored is low light in order to preserve the book. No pictures are allowed there. The long room allows pictures, but in some cases they may ask you not to use a flash - again to protect the... More
Annie E
August 21, 2018|
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Response from Seamus O | Reviewed this property |
Hi Annie - sorry no knowledge but the opening times will be online. It will be shut a few days over Christmas as it’s a big holiday here.