Culture , Museum / arts exhibitions
The Chester Beatty Library was established in Dublin in 1950 to house the collections of mining magnate, Sir Alfred Chester Beatty. The present library opened to the public in February 2000, and it was named European Museum of the Year in 2002. The collections are displayed in two exhibitions: "Sacred Traditions" and "Artistic Traditions". Both display manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and some decorative arts from the Islamic, East Asian and Western Collections. The Library holds one of the premier sources for scholarship in both the Old and New Testaments and is home to one of the most significant collections of Islamic and Far Eastern artefacts. The museum organises a wide range of activities, both for adults and children, as well as numerous temporary exhibitions. Nowadays, the Chester Beatty Library is a must-see on any Dublin visitor's itinerary. It opens every day (Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm; Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm) and its admission is for free.
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