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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

Hadn’t seen the Book of Kells since I was a child, really enjoyed visit again with American friend & 14 year old daughter, lovely piece of Irish artifacts

Thank ElsieRyan
Reviewed today

Great to see the book of Kells dating back to the ninth century. We didnt have to wait more than a few minutes to see it. Interesting college to see dating back to the 1590's with so many old books in the library. Fantastic experience.

Thank garfieldBelfast
Reviewed today

Trinity College has much more these two exhibitions however without a doubt these 2 are the highlights of the visitors area. The Book of Kells is without a doubt a-must see for the people who are religious and also quite interesting to witness how the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A really immersive experience of early Irish christian faith. The library was really something extra, really something unique. Something that really gave me a surprise was that my workplace was mentioned in Dublins medical history, Sahlgrenska University hospital(tuberculosis diagnostics). A real wow factor.

Thank 556christofferb
Reviewed yesterday

Even if you are not religious, the history of the Book of Kells is worth the admission. After viewing the Book of Kells exhibits, you go upstairs to view the Great Hall Library. Well worth visiting. There is also a gift store.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well you just have to, don’t you ! You but the ticket, get in line, wait your turn and look in amazement at the very small and dimly lit book behind the glass as you file past the case. It is very beautiful. But the...More

Thank Ger C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have always been a fan of illuminations and this exhibit is first rate. The first portion is a display about different pages and details about the texts. It is well done and very interesting. To see the actual books, you go into the next...More

Thank Misqueen
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited this exhibition which was located in Trinity College. Was somewhat interesting. They exhibits were laid out in a very organized manner. Visited in February, so there weren't many tours ongoing. Didn't really check out the library

Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely worth taking time to visit the school! Even if you're not taking in the Book of Kells, the school's historical architecture is amazing!

Thank Paul Y
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was more interested in the library myself as it was so crowded even at opening time to be able to read all of the displays(without waiting 10 min for people to clear). Lots of tours taking up entire sections. The library was more calm...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!
Darlene W
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.