First Fragments Biblical Papyrus from Roman Egypt

  • Family friendly
  • Free to visit

Saturday, 13 May 2023 - Saturday, 28 October 2023

Event times:

09:45 - 17:30

Event location:

Chester Beatty

Event price:


About this event

Explore some of the world’s earliest surviving biblical papyrus books. The surviving remains of early biblical papyrus books are amazing artefacts of the past.

The Chester Beatty’s current exhibition First Fragments: Biblical Papyrus from Roman Egypt focuses on the internationally important collection of manuscripts known as the Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri. Dating from the 2nd to 4th century AD, these ancient pages reveal a world of book production and early Christian scholarship in Roman Egypt.


Monday to Friday 9:45am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 9:45am - 8:00pm

Saturday 9:45am - 5:30pm

Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm

You may also like