The Book of Kells Experience

Gaia an illuminated artwork of the Earth by Luke Jerram on display in the Old Library
Two people enjoying The Book of Kells 360 experience which is a journey in light and sound
People admiring the reimagined Long Room at The Book of Kells Experience
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Visit Trinity College Dublin's Old Library and see the world famous Book of Kells. Learn about the symbolism and artistry of the 1,200 year old manuscript and get a close up look at the current pages on display. Listen to a free audio guide to hear from Trinity experts throughout your visit.

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s oldest university, and is home to its greatest cultural treasure, the Book of Kells. The Book of Kells is a precious 9th century manuscript, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament. It is on display in the Old Library as part of the Book of Kells Experience.

Visitors can see the ancient masterpiece, before marvelling at the Long Room, considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful libraries. As part of a landmark conservation project 200,000 books have been removed from the Long Room. Continue your journey into a new Pavilion next to the Old Library, where you will be enchanted as stories, collections and sculptures come to life. Before embarking on an extraordinary immersive voyage in the Book of Kells 360. This is a spectacular adventure in light and sound of the ancient masterpiece’s history. Finally, step into a reimagined Long Room and see both the past and future through breath-taking digital projections.

After visiting the impressive Book of Kells, why not take a guided walking tour around the Trinity College Dublin campus with Trinity Trails. Learn all about the hidden gems and fascinating history that make Ireland’s oldest university such an interesting place.

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