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Book of Kells Exhibition

Trinity prides itself on being the guardian of one of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures, the Book of Kells.

Located in the heart of the city centre, the Book of Kells exhibition displays the 9th century tome, possibly the world’s most famous medieval manuscript. Visitors also gain access to the Long Room, one of the world’s most beautiful libraries and home to 200,000 of Ireland’s most ancient texts.

Funds generated by exhibition ticket sales go directly to supporting the university, including maintaining its historic campus and contributing to its academic mission of teaching and research. A vital cultural asset of Trinity, the Book of Kells is a must-see on the itinerary of visitors to Dublin.

The Book of Kells Exhibition has seen a continuous growth in figures with total visitor numbers increasing annually in recent years. The attraction is a huge draw for international tourists, with residents of the United States forming the largest cohort of international visitors. The exhibition has also enjoyed high profile visits from a number of VIPS in recent years, including the Obamas, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and David Attenborough.

The exhibition and gift shop are open 7 days a week. Online booking is recommended. Find out more at