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
Book Of Kells - Review
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.
Book Of Kells Ticket Prices
- Concession: €9
- Family (2 adults + 2 children upto 16 years) : €22
- Groups(more than 10 people per group) : €9
- School Group: €8 per student
How To reach Book Of Kells by Public Transport
- Nearby bus stop: Trinity College, Nassau St. (Opp. Frederick St)F
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5.16% of people who visit Dublin include Book Of Kells in their plan
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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
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Book Of Kells, Dublin Reviews
A must-see if you’re visiting Dublin. The museum itself is just made up of a few rooms but is very much part a great slice of the Irish history... with clear guided audio help and/or explanation on the walls, you can get a real sense of the meticulous and important work that monks did almost 1,000years+ ago. The famous grand hall library is but a few steps above the museum.
A Dublin must-see! As others have said, the actual exhibition of the Book of Kells is small, but very well-kept and thorough, as it is an important part of the history of the island and demonstrative of that period of local history. After viewing the book itself, though, the trip upstairs to the breathtaking Long Room of the Old Library is an absolute show-stealer. It may very well be the most beautiful (and most photographed) library in the world. Also a great place to propose if your girlfriend is a librarian!
Worth every penny. The exhibit itself is rather small, as it is primarily for the single book. You can't take pictures in the room with the Book of Kells itself, but you can take loads of pictures with other relics like some of the pocket gospels that missionaries would carry around. The outer room has quite a bit of information on how the book was actually composed, transcribed and illuminated. It was really quite interesting. After seeing the Book of Kells, you are allowed into the long room in the old library which has to be one of the most impressive collections I've been able to see. Next time in Dublin, I'm coming back.
If you enjoy history, and especially appreciate literature, visit the Long Room at Trinity College, Dublin. Take your camera and take your time in the Long Room. It's an historic space that you will never want to forget. The Book of Kells is also fascinating, although only one page will be on show under a large glass case, but the accompanying history is worth reading and will give you an idea of how painstaking it was to produce a complex, hand written and illustrated, bound manuscript almost 2,000 years ago.
Probably one of the most visited places in Dublin. Especially during the summer. You best already have your tickets either purchased online or through a tour otherwise you're going to stand in line for a very very long time period. You can rent an audio cassette to get an explanation of what you're seeing because if the crowds are too big you won't be getting close to read the information on display. Except for the room which is showing the book of kells you can take photographs anywhere as long as it's not Flash photography.