Book Of KellsCurrently Closed
- Address: Trinity College, College St, Dublin 2, Ireland
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +353-18961000
- Ticket Price: 11 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Library
The Old Library and the Book of Kells is a lovely library that’s often crowded. It is indeed an interesting place to explore and spend some time at. The library is like a piece of heaven on earth for book lovers of course and also for others as it is exceptionally calm and informative. The book of Kells here, is a manuscript of the gospel. The library is a great place to spend a few hours by yourself diving into the knowledge of books.
- Concession: €9
- Family (2 adults + 2 children upto 16 years) : €22
- Groups(more than 10 people per group) : €9
- School Group: €8 per student
- Nearby bus stop: Trinity College, Nassau St. (Opp. Frederick St)F
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5.2% of people who visit Dublin include Book Of Kells in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
65.91% of people start their Book Of Kells visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Book Of Kells
70% of people prefer walking in order to reach Book Of Kells
First you enter a quite non-interactive exhibition about the Book of Kells, in this part of the place you try to learn about the book by reading large wall posters. Unfortunately there are no guide taking you around in the standard entrance price, which is quite high. However, the actual Book of Kells in the second room is really nice to take a close look at, the drawings in it are amazingly detailed. However, the large highlight of this place for me was the library upstairs, which has an fantastic atmosphere especially when it is sunny outside (see picture). There are people working with maintaining the books in the library and sometimes they will have a talk about how the cleaning and fixing of the books is performed and which famous books they have in the library. Overall, well worth the entrance fee but could be improved with a more interactive first room.
Far any Star Wars fans out there, this reading room inspired the library in the Jedi Temple of Attack of the Clones. Remarkable building with books that are carefully arrange by genre and stacked from floor to ceiling. Didn’t spend much time looking through the exhibit, saw the Book of Kells and then dedicate my wonder to the massive hall - incredible
We took the self-guided tour of the Book of Kells exhibition at Trinity College. It was a great experience; the exhibition does much more than simply show off the wonderful illuminated manuscript. It provides context for the time it was written, shows methods and materials for creating the inks that were used, and even shows techniques for bookbinding and illustrating the manuscript itself. The real gem of the tour for our money, however, was the long room upstairs. The incredible vaulted ceilings and venerable books were a sight to behold, and worth the price of admission all by themselves.
I buy the ticket online and I just show this and I am a first in here. :D lots of people wait in here. Buy the ticket online. Same price, but very fast. So so beautiful place, really feel the library feeling. In the history in this books
A bit expensive but worth it (14€ for adults, 11€ for students). The exhibition is quickly finished but very interesting nonetheless. The library is the best part, very impressive... Too bad it doesn't translate well in photos !