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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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The Book of Kells is a wonderful masterpiece of illuminated manuscript. Considered one of Ireland's cultural treasures. The exhibition is a feast to the eyes and mind, very well organized, wonderfully set up and easy to follow. The exhibit is in the magnificent 18th century...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fnferreira
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went over with family and was blown away with history! Rent the audio device as without it you will have to do a lot or reading :)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luisa V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting from a historic and architectural perspective - a recommended visit. Good for families as well. It moves pretty quick as there's not a tremendous amount to see. The age of the documents is paramount and the Long Room Library is visually stunning. We walked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gerry T
Reviewed 2 days ago

The library is exquisite, wonderful aray of books. The view from the top is breathtaking and the Book of Kells is beautifully displayed. Try to visit off peak, it gets very busy especially at weekends it is a small space and can feel cramped.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kriss_dublin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum lead us to a time travel beyong the pieces collected for this irish personality on his life time

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Aline P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were with a small group that was given entry without having to wait on line, so we got in and started the self guided tour without a problem, but the crowds were large and it was difficult to view the exhibits and when it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JakeM51
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very informative, the kids were fascinated by the history and thoroughly enjoyed walking around the place

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For some reason or other it was free to go in to the library the day we visited. I was expecting an additional cost to see the book of early christian art, but it was free too! Very colourful. Only one page opened per day.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank John W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Is nice and beautiful but expensive at all. 14€ per person is too much only for half hour. Was beautifull but short visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank duquesiiita
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are interesting explanations of the exhibits which explain the development of scholarship and monastic life in Ireland. The actual book of Kelly’s was not turned to an illuminated page so apart from its great age it looked a little disappointing.

Date of experience: December 2018
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23 October 2018|
Response from TravelBoomerang | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Ashley. On the website, it says children under 12 are free. You can also book family tickets. This was a great visit. Enjoy!
13 September 2018|
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Response from Dennis K | Reviewed this property |
The room where the book is stored is low light in order to preserve the book. No pictures are allowed there. The long room allows pictures, but in some cases they may ask you not to use a flash - again to protect the... More
Annie E
22 August 2018|
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Response from Seamus O | Reviewed this property |
Hi Annie - sorry no knowledge but the opening times will be online. It will be shut a few days over Christmas as it’s a big holiday here.