Chester Beatty Library Events

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: – family activity packs – adult and teen drawing packs – art workshops for children – art workshops for adults – film screenings – free lunchtime talks

Please note all Chester Beatty Library events, public tours, demonstrations, talks and workshops organised through the Library are free of charge unless stated otherwise. For further details, please contact the Chester Beatty Library.

Chester Beatty Library Family Day

The Library has engaged with a number of communities and celebrated cultural festivals including the Chinese New Year, Diwali, Christmas and Easter.

Chester Beatty Activity Backpack

For families –  the Library will offer family activity backpacks for exploring the collections with hands-on activities for children aged 5 + and 8 +, including activity sheets, puzzles, crosswords and a colouring book.  Colouring activities for under 3’s also available.

They recommend adults guide children when using the packs.

The library backpacks are available the  and are free of  charge

Classification :-   Families /   Age 5 – 11 years old

Date / Time :-   First weekend of each month on Saturdays and  Sundays from 13.00 – 16.00

Admission :- Free of charge – Chester Beatty Library are very grateful to the State Street Foundation for their generous support

Booking :-  No but advisable if planning to atttend the activity backpacks.

Silk Worm Club Events For Children

If you are curious about the marvels of the Chester Beatty Library collection and you like stories, art, craft, music and dance, this is the club to join. This club is for children ages 6 – 11 years

Chester Beatty’s Creative Lab for Teens

These workshops are free and are suitable for teens aged 12-17 years

What’s On for Children and Families

To find all the up and coming events – Chester Beatty Library Programme of Events

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