Culture , Museum / arts exhibitions
As soon as you enter the building, you'll encounter an excellent exhibition about medieval books and manuscripts. The star of the show is the Book of Kells, Ireland's most celebrated cultural treasure and one of the world's most famous medieval manuscripts. The 9th-century book is a richly decorated copy of the four Gospels. It has been part of the Trinity College collection since 1661.
After visiting the exhibition, take the stair or the lift to enter the Old Library. A fantastic treasure of 18th and 19th Century architecture and the largest library in Ireland. As a copyright library, it has the right to receive material published in the Republic of Ireland, and it is the only library in Ireland that holds the same right for the United Kingdom.
The exhibition is open seven days a week.
Winter opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 09:30 am – 5:00 pm,
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm.
Summer opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 08:30 am – 5:00 pm,
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 09:30 am – 5:00 pm.
Specially suitable for
Families with teenage kids, When it rains, Families with young kids (0-10)