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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
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College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I found the book of Kells exhibit overcrowded and nearly impossible to get close enough to see the books themselves. Interesting presentation though. The Old Library was simply breathtaking and it was the highlight for me. It’s probabky a thirty mins max visit. Trinity College...More

Thank AidanG9
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Trinity College itself is very impressive, but the two exhibits are even more. My favourite part was the old library. Floor to ceiling bookshelves and jam-packed with books. Made you feel like you were studying to be a maester. We wanted a guided tour, but...More

Thank Maj-Britt M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So cool and all the old books. Never mind the book of kells, theres so much more. The library itselfs talk and read all the stories. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed yesterday

Don't miss it. These beautifully illustrated gospels are remarkably well maintained. The library is a literary treasure.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just had a trip to Dublin to see Les Mis and decided to pay a visit to Trinity College Old Library and the Book fo Kells. A great visit to this hallowed place where you were almost afraid to breathe as everyone was in awe...More

Thank Whatstheuseofwondrin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you want to have a visit to see a few pages of a book’s collection on the wall and then visit an old and dark library that’s is consider to be one of the most beautiful of the world for 14 euros, go ahead...More

Thank Patriciaacioli
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was amazing for a bibliophile like myself. The smell of the books and to see that many old books! There are books in the Long Room from 1466! We got to see three members of the preservation team there who taught us about some...More

Thank mrsbetch
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have wanted to visit this exhibition for a while, being educated as a calligrapher and bookbinder. However, you do not have to be educated in the craft of calligraphy to enjoy this exhibition. Great illuminated panels create rooms to walk around and study the...More

Thank tgoborg
Reviewed 4 days ago

This exhibition could not have been more impressive. It is astounding to me that with all the times the Book of Kells was plundered and destroyed (see chronology at the beginning of the exhibit) that we still have it available to see. If you're ever...More

Thank Kimberly A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Always wasted to see the book of Kells since studying Irish history . Wasn’t disappointed - great experience. Also the old library was awesome . A very informative visit provided by the displays .

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ashleyt192
October 22, 2018|
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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!
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darlenej529
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
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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.
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