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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
South City Centre
+353 1 896 2320
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Reviewed today via mobile

Worth the trip, great historical visit! The entrance with large copies of the great art work and explanations was nice!

Thank Jim S
Reviewed today

These books are amazing. You only get to see 4 pages of the Book of Kells, and 4 pages of another, similar, book. But there's a lot of explanation in the displays before the "Treasure Room" that has the books, and some more on the...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely worth a look. The Book of Kells is interesting and the Trinity campus is beautiful!! Something to see when in Dublin.

Thank kate m
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This library is amazing! Definitely worth putting on the list of things to do in Dublin (if you're into that kind of thing). I recommend buying a ticket online before you go if it's peak tourist season because there was a really long line when...More

Thank Jess L
Reviewed yesterday

First of all, Trinity College is a wonderful site to visit regardless if you go into the Book of Kells exhibit. I highly recommend the exhibit, however. It was wonderful to see the preservation of history in such a unique way!

Thank shobs87
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Incredible craftsmanship for the era. If you are in Dublin and have any interest in ancient books, it is a must see

Thank Tom K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The highlight of our trip to Dublin. Waited in line for half an hour. But entering the library is so amazing. The most spetacular room I've ever seen. I payed more attention to the library than the Book of Kells. But the book is interresting...More

Thank jansedamse
Reviewed yesterday

For value for money buy the guided tour of Trinity which includes access to the Book of Kells. To avoid queues I did the Book of Kells first thing in the morning and then joined a later tour.

Thank PJK1959
Reviewed yesterday

amazing tour, if you go take the tour by the students as very informative and guide very knowledgeable, entertaining and funny. Do include the book of kells in your tour well worth it. The library is amazing and similar to the library used in Harry...More

Thank pepperpot2013
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had never seen anything as beautiful as The Long Hall. If you love to read and enjoy old libraries or bookstores then as soon as you step foot inside The Long Hall, you very well may cry too.

Thank jwilkerson3127
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7 June 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
4 June 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
9 April 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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