Opening Times

  • Mon – Sat (May - Sept) 08:30 – 17:00
  • Sun (May - Sept) 09:30 – 17:00
  • Mon – Sat (Oct - April) 09:30 – 17:00
  • Sun (Oct - April) 12:00 – 16:30

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The Book of Kells

Visit the Exhibition and Old Library

The Book of Kells Exhibition

The Book of Kells Exhibition is a must-see on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. Located in the heart of the city centre in Trinity College Dublin, the Exhibition displays the Book of Kells, a 9th century manuscript that documents the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ. The Book of Kells is Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure and the world’s most famous medieval manuscript.

The Exhibition also features access to the Long Room, one of the world’s most beautiful libraries, that houses 250,000 of Trinity College’s oldest books.

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Tickets and Information

The Book of Kells Exhibition is located in the 18th century Old Library building in the heart of Trinity College Dublin.

The Exhibition is open 7 days a week. Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket desk within the Exhibition.

As part of ongoing conservation plans for the Old Library, the Book of Kells has been removed from public display until March 2020. The Long Room and Book of Kells Exhibition remain open for visitors. During this period ticket prices are reduced by 15%.

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Trinity College Dublin is right in the heart of Dublin and well served by cross city buses. The DART stations of Pearse Street, Tara Street and Connolly Station are a short walk away.
There are two LUAS stops situated less than a minute's from the main entrances to Trinity.

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Trinity Gift Shop

View the Book of Kells gift range and Trinity 1592 collection