DISCOVER IRELAND'S GREATEST CULTURAL TREASURE
Discover the Book of Kells and Old Library at Trinity College Dublin.
Firstly, explore the exhibition, where you will learn about the 1,200-year-old Book of Kells and the rich symbolism and artistry behind it. Next, get a close up look at the precious manuscript, which is considered to be Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure.
Afterwards, step into one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, the breathtaking Long Room. Home to 200,000 of Trinity’s most ancient books. The Long Room library chamber has been a working library since 1732.
Finish your tour in the gift shop, where beautiful items inspired by the Book of Kells and Trinity are available to take home. From exclusive items crafted from Connemara marble to handsomely personalised leather goods, each keepsake embodies the indelible mark Trinity leaves on visitors and students alike
Online booking is strongly recommended for the Book of Kells and entry is timed.
Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded, except at the absolute discretion of the Old Library and The Book of Kells.
You can access a FREE Audio Tour of Book of Kells and Old Library, which can be used during your visit on your mobile device.
Simply download the Visit Trinity app which is available in all app stores.
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Non-flash photography is allowed for personal, non-commercial purposes in the Old Library, but photography of the Book of Kells is forbidden. This is due to the sensitive nature of the manuscript. Tripods are not permitted. It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure no copyright is infringed.
The Old Library is fully wheelchair accessible. On arrival, please speak to one of our staff members who will arrange for a Library Guard to assist you in using our elevator and accessing all areas of the exhibition.
Concession tickets are available for senior citizens (those over 60 years old) and students. Students are required to present a valid student card upon entry.
No, small bags are permitted only. Unfortunately we have no lockers or left luggage facilities for suitcases or large bags.