- 2.5 hours
- Product Type
- National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
- Book of Kells
- National Gallery of Ireland
- You're seeking to explore Dublin’s cultural offerings from the medieval to the modern periods
- You wish to enhance your visit to the Book of Kells exhibition with an insightful discussion about the manuscript and its place in Irish history and culture beforehand
- National Gallery of Ireland - the home of Ireland’s national collection of Irish and European art, including masterpieces from artists such as Jack B. Yeats
- National Museum of Ireland: Archaeology - museum specializing in Irish antiquities dating from the Stone Age to the Late Middle Ages
- Book of Kells - an illuminated manuscript and Celtic Gospel book in Latin, famous for the intricacy, detail, and majesty of the illustrations
- Includes tickets to the Book of Kells exhibition, for you to visit independently at the end of your tour
- There will be a break in the tour to stop and use bathroom facilities as well as opportunities to stop and rest along the way if needed. Please communicate any mobility needs or concerns with our team at the time of booking.
- The National Gallery of Ireland and the Book of Kells exhibition are wheelchair accessible
- The ground floor of the National Museum of Ireland: Archaeology is accessible but there is no lift to the first floor
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No, guiding is not allowed at the Book of Kells exhibition, due to crowding there. The clients will visit independently after the tour and the content of the tour will prepare them well for their visit.
Will we get to visit the Long Library?
Yes, this will be part of their independent visit to the Book of Kells exhibition. A redevelopment project is currently (from summer 2023) taking place at the Long Library, meaning that all the books have been removed from the shelves. In November 2023, the Book of Kells will be moved to a separate exhibition space but the Long Library will remain open for visitors (albeit with no books on the shelves).