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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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Early Access: Book of Kells Including Exterior Tour of Dublin Castle
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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 yesterday via mobile

Wow...To find this old book in such amazing condition is incredible.Its over a thousand years old and tells the story of Christianity in ireland.awesome!!! This place is a must see,also free entrance into the longroom with your ticket.over a million books on display and the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such an amazing tour. Very educational and beautiful. The long room smelled so good and the eery quietness of the long room added a whole other level to he tour. The only thing that is off putting is the amount of people they can go...More

Thank Patty G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to see the library and the book of Keels with my Godfather. The museum shows you the history of the book and how books used to be confectioned before. It's worth it!

Thank Tonia S
Reviewed yesterday

A visit to Dublin should include a visit to Trinity College to see the Book of Kells exhibit. There is a lot of historical information in addition to the Book of Kells (and other manuscripts). The Book of Kells is essentially a the end of...More

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I quite enjoyed visiting Trinity College Dublin, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1. We learned that it is the oldest university in Ireland and is famous for its many notable graduates i.e. Swift, Goldsmith, Wilde and Beckett. It is located within...More

Thank deb-terr
Reviewed yesterday

Trinity College is downtown, the staff at the points of interest like the Book of Kells and the Library are so unbelievable helpful. They love their college and they love people and don't resent your visit or that you ask the same questions they get...More

Thank Rowenby
Reviewed yesterday

I decided to visit here after seeing a picture of the Old Library on Instagram. It looked like something out of a film. It didn't disappoint.. it was amazing. Book tickets online to avoid ticket queues

Thank Gareth_H25
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent place to visit. The long hall at the end of the tour will blow you away. It was use in the Harry Potter movies. Awesome place for sure.

Thank Glenn W
Reviewed yesterday

The book of Kells was interesting and the actual book was beautiful. The best part was the Library, really awesome.

Thank Hillary g
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had great expectations after hearing so many friends tell me to to be sure to visit the Book of Kells. When we arrived, there was about a twenty to thirty minute wait to buy tickets. The history of the book of Kells is fascinating...More

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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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