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The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

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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.
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College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed today

My friends and I went here on St. Patrick's day and we really enjoyed our visit. The book impressive however the old library was our favorite.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Minutemen10
Reviewed today via mobile

Like the Vatican, this tourist experience has become one of trampling hoards and stinky toilets. There is great educational exhibit on how the monks actually created these works of art, but there are some traveling exhibits in the US museum circuit which are equally “illuminating”....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed today via mobile

A really interesting place to visit. The Book of Kells is good to see and the library was amazing with figure heads along the sides and hundreds of books. We saw people cleaning the books and it was all kept extremely tidy. Good informative staff....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ruth42
Reviewed today

The first attempt was the day after St. Patrick’s day and the line was too long. We planned to return the following day but got delayed at the Guinness tour and arrived shortly before it closed. The person checking us in said there would be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank fitzbig
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing exhibit and incredible library. A visit to Trinity College is a must. The Book of Kells is detailed and everyone will find something amazing whether its the history itself, the book, the Illumination details, whatever. The library itself is incredible. Make sure you take...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Karie W
Reviewed yesterday

The Book of Kells and Old Library is a great exhibit. We got the audiotour, which we found very helpful.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MJR3Baltimore
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Book if Kells is very interesting and unbelievably accurate the library is amazing Just beware that the Dublin Pass says it is included but it is not

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank njwolfpax
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Book of Kells exhibit and the old Trinity College Library itself are visits you'll want to make in Dublin if you find the history of Ireland at all fascinating, which we do. It reminds one that the life of the mind is not only...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HarperE
Reviewed 2 days ago

Viewing the Book Of Kells is akin to having a religious experience. I am not easily impressed, but in this case was genuinely moved. The whole visit to Trinity College where it is kept was positive.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SpartanRover
Reviewed 3 days ago

Book your tickets online, show up, go through the exhibit, see the portion Book of Kells that is on display, go upstairs and see the old library. The exhibit gives a lot of great information and has some interesting displays. Downsides: We went in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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11 March 2019|
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Response from BookOfKellsOfficial | Property representative |
Hi there everymome, The Book of Kells Exhibition and the Long Room library close at 5pm, at which point visitors are asked to leave the building. Therefore, the last entry slot is 4.30pm. You may like to enter at 4pm if... More
JoAnne A
17 February 2019|
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Response from Kevin P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't honestly know but I would imagine there is some flexibility. Selecting a time is probably to give staff time to regulate the queues.
30 January 2019|
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Response from Bobo4670 | Reviewed this property |
We had a guide. No wait in line. Worth every penny. Spent an hour. Not going to this place would be a big mistake.