Chester Beatty Library
Chester Beatty Library, established in Dublin, Ireland in 1950, to house the collections of American mining magnate, Sir Alfred Chester Beatty. The present library, on the grounds of Dublin Castle, opened on February 7, 2000, the 125th anniversary of Beatty’s birth and was named European Museum of the Year in 2002.
The Library’s rich collections from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe open a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world.
Chester Beatty Library houses, some of the earliest sources on papyrus for the Bible, more than 260 Quran’s, the largest collection of Chinese Jade book outside of China.
The Library’s collections is currently displayed in two of their exhibits: “Sacred Traditions” and “Artistic Traditions.” Both displays exhibit manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books, and some decorative arts from the Islamic, East Asian and Western Collections.
Hop-On Hop-Off info:
Big Bus Dublin customers – hop off at stop 9.