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Trinity College Old Library and Book of Kells Exhibition
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Visit the 18th century Old Library at Trinity College, in the heart of Dublin city, to view the lavishly decorated 9th century Book of Kells.

Trinity College Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I and famous for its graduates such as Swift, Goldsmith, Wilde and Beckett.

Visitor attractions include The Old Library and the Book of Kells exhibition, gift shop, Science Gallery, Zoological Museum and cafes.

Highlights include:
  • The world-famous, 9th century Book of Kells, written over 1,000 years ago
  • The Long Room - the longest single-chamber library in the world, housing 200,000 books
  • Marble busts which line the Long Room, a collection which began in 1743
  • The Proclamation of 1916 - a copy of the famous document which declared Ireland’s independence
  • The Brian Boru Harp, a medieval musical instrument thought to have been owned by the High King of Ireland
  • The University’s beautiful campus filled with leafy, cobbled squares and historic buildings

Visitor Information

Open Year Round

October to May
Monday - Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:30
 
June to September 30
Monday - Saturday 08:30 - 17:00
Sunday and Bank Holidays 09:30 - 17:00

Contact Details

Trinity College Dublin,
College Street, Dublin 2

T: +353 (0) 1 896 2320
E: bookofkells@tcd.ie
W: www.tcd.ie/visitors/

Closed: Closed 10 days over the Christmas and New Year period - see attraction website for details. 

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing 

Approx. visit duration: 40 - 60 minutes

 

Admission Prices 2015/2016

Adult: €11.00
Senior (aged 60+): €9.00
Student (with valid ID): €9.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children, aged 16 years and under): €22.00
Child (aged 0-11): Free

Other Useful Information

LANGUAGES
Free printed guides available in English, Irish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Russian and Chinese. Audio guides are available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin at a cost of €5.00. 

DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Dining options on campus include the Arts Café and the Buttery.

SHOPPING
Gift shop selling souvenirs and gift items. 

PARKING
Paid car parking available at the nearby Setanta Centre, behind the Kilkenny Shop. Coach parking is available along Nassau Street at the College’s perimeter gates.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
Fully accessible with accessible toilets on campus. 

GROUPS
Group rates available (minimum 10 people).  

ACCOLADES & AWARDS

  • Museums Standard Programme of Ireland 2015
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015
  • Listed in top 500 Lonely Planet list of Places To See

 

 

Map Location

Trinity College is located in the heart of the city centre and is served by all cross city buses, LUAS and the DART. 

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Trinity College Old Library and Book of Kells Exhibition

Adults

€11.00

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Next-up Events

December 2 - December 23 2016
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