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The Book of Kells is a world famous illuminated manuscript written in Latin of the Gospels from the Bible. It was painstakingly hand-written and illustrated by monks around 800 A.D.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 896 2320
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 June 2012

Tips #1: Best tip ever from another tripadvisor (user nname: jayn71) - Half price admission after 4.30pm! To be honest, it is not worth the money at 9 euros therefore go there at 4.30pm. Tips #2: If you are as confused as me, Book of...More

15  Thank TravelQueenie365
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

The library is nice and the book of Kells are interesting but you see two pages of it, as for the library it’s nice but you just walk in the door and you’ve seen it nothing really to explore, and It’s extremely overpriced for what...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I visited on a Sunday afternoon in November, and there was no line at all. I had pre-purchased tickets online, which I would recommend in the event there is a line. Take your time looking at all the photos and exhibits about pocket gospels and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Much smaller than I imagined, but worth a look. We went when it was raining so it took us about 30 mins to get through the line. The Old library where the book of Kells is located inside the University, so its neat walking through...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hadn’t seen the Book of Kells since I was a child, really enjoyed visit again with American friend & 14 year old daughter, lovely piece of Irish artifacts

Thank ElsieRyan
Reviewed yesterday

Great to see the book of Kells dating back to the ninth century. We didnt have to wait more than a few minutes to see it. Interesting college to see dating back to the 1590's with so many old books in the library. Fantastic experience.

Thank garfieldBelfast
Reviewed yesterday

Trinity College has much more these two exhibitions however without a doubt these 2 are the highlights of the visitors area. The Book of Kells is without a doubt a-must see for the people who are religious and also quite interesting to witness how the...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A really immersive experience of early Irish christian faith. The library was really something extra, really something unique. Something that really gave me a surprise was that my workplace was mentioned in Dublins medical history, Sahlgrenska University hospital(tuberculosis diagnostics). A real wow factor.

Thank 556christofferb
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even if you are not religious, the history of the Book of Kells is worth the admission. After viewing the Book of Kells exhibits, you go upstairs to view the Great Hall Library. Well worth visiting. There is also a gift store.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well you just have to, don’t you ! You but the ticket, get in line, wait your turn and look in amazement at the very small and dimly lit book behind the glass as you file past the case. It is very beautiful. But the...More

Thank Ger C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have always been a fan of illuminations and this exhibit is first rate. The first portion is a display about different pages and details about the texts. It is well done and very interesting. To see the actual books, you go into the next...More

Thank Misqueen
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited this exhibition which was located in Trinity College. Was somewhat interesting. They exhibits were laid out in a very organized manner. Visited in February, so there weren't many tours ongoing. Didn't really check out the library

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22 October 2018|
Response from TravelBoomerang | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Ashley. On the website, it says children under 12 are free. You can also book family tickets. This was a great visit. Enjoy!
Darlene W
12 September 2018|
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Response from Dennis K | Reviewed this property |
The room where the book is stored is low light in order to preserve the book. No pictures are allowed there. The long room allows pictures, but in some cases they may ask you not to use a flash - again to protect the... More
Annie E
22 August 2018|
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Response from Seamus O | Reviewed this property |
Hi Annie - sorry no knowledge but the opening times will be online. It will be shut a few days over Christmas as it’s a big holiday here.