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Education Services

We offer a wide variety of programmes designed to foster better understanding of our European, Middle Eastern, Asian and East Asian collections.

Included are activities for all age groups such as: 

- Tiny Fingers, Little Toes workshops for pre-schoolers and their parents
- Silk Worm Club workshops for children aged 6 - 11 years
- Chester Beatty's Creative Lab for Teens aged 12 - 17 years
- Art & Crafts workshops for adults
- Film screenings
- Lunchtime talks
- Tours in Arabic, Mandarin and Japanese - the first of its kind in an Irish museum

- Drop in Drawing
- Music events
- Adult and teen drawing packs
- Drawing activities for adults and children
- Free guided tours on Wednesdays at 1pm, Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 3pm

- pre-booked group tours

See What's On for more details

Education Blog

Learn more about education by following our blog.

The Creative Museum 2014-2017
Erasmus +


The Library is a coordinator in a three-year funded project and working with partners exploring how museums can co-curate and collaborate with local makers, crafters, engineers, scientists, artist, digital media and more. Click here for more details

As part of the project a public debate was held in the Science Gallery in April 2015,  Museums and Makers Inspiring Each Other, see the Science Gallery for details

Intercultural Projects in Primary and Post-Primary Schools 

Intercultural Learning Projects in Primary and Post-Primary Schools

For more details on intercultural learning projects in schools see the side-bar on the left-hand-side of this text for examples.

Seminars & Conferences

The Library has been involved and delivered a number of key seminars in partnership with the following:
Office of Integration, Dublin City Council
Anna Lindh Foundation Irish Network.
Examples of these seminars can be found on the following links:
Museums as Places for Intercutlural Dialogue and Learning 2014. Click here
Understanding Islam in Irish Education 2013. Click here
Intercultural Cities Conference, Dublin 2013. Click here

Whose Culture is it? Social Inclusion and Cultural Diversity in Ireland's Cultural Spaces, 2011. As part of the Education, Community and Outreach (ECO) Group, Council of National Cultural Instiutions, Dublin 2010. Click here for conference report


Understanding Islam in Irish Education 2013

Prezi Presentation
In association with the Anna Lindh Irish Network


Useful Links

If you are interested in Asian, East Asian, Islamic and European art there are resources available on our links page.