Trinity College Dublin

Since its establishment in 1592, Trinity College Dublin has expanded over the centuries to become a modern university with an enviable history.  Today Trinity College is Ireland’s leading university and continues to be at the cutting edge of research, technology and innovation placing the university at the forefront of higher education in Ireland and internationally.

Over 400 years Trinity College Dublin has nurtured some of the world’s great minds and today TCD Graduates are found in every sphere of achievement and excellence.  Situated at the very heart of Dublin, one of Europe’s liveliest cities, Trinity College’s city-centre location means it enjoys strong links with the cultural heart of Dublin.

From its unique campus with its magnificent grounds and award winning architecture, to its abundance of art collections and precious manuscripts, sculpture, and exhibitions, Trinity is one of Ireland’s finest cultural institutions and is a must see for visitors to Dublin. Wander through the beautiful campus or avail of a tour; visit the Old Library and its exhibitions, including the permanent exhibition of the 9th century Book of Kells; the Douglas Hyde Gallery for its eclectic exhibitions of Irish and international contemporary art; the Science Gallery for its interactive exhibitions on the hottest issues in science and a major draw for children and young people; and the Samuel Beckett Theatre for the latest theatre productions or musical performances. Trinity has something for all visitors to the College.  See for more information on the College.

Contact Information


  • Cafe
    Trinity College Dublin offers a range of catering facilities that can be accessed by visitors to College.
  • Access
    The Old Library building (where the Book of Kells is located) is wheelchair accessible.
  • Shop
    The Library shop offers a wide range of books, cards, and gift ideas, many of which are also available to buy online:


Adults €9
Students/ Senior €8
Family €18 (2 Adults & up to 4 children)
Under 12 FREE

Opening Hours

Open 09:30 AM 09:30 AM 09:30 AM 09:30 AM 09:30 AM 09:30 AM 09:30 AM
Close 05:00 PM 05:00 PM 05:00 PM 05:00 PM 05:00 PM 05:00 PM 04:30 PM
Sunday -
May-Sept: 09:30 - 4:30
Oct-Apr: 12:00 - 4:30

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