Facilities & Services

Photograph © Philip lauterbach 

Guided Tours

There are free tours of the permanent collection at weekends. You can also arrange a private tour of the Gallery, or bring a school group for a visit. 


Free audioguides of selected highlights of the collection can be borrowed from the Information Desks. The audioguides are available in English, Irish, French, German, Italian and Polish. There is also a special children's audioguide which is available in English only.

Family Packs

Free family packs containing paper, pencils, discovery trails and activity sheets are available at the Information Desk in the Millennium Wing.

Research Services

The Gallery's research collections support the study of art and associated disciplines. They also provide information on the permanent collections and special exhibitions. The valuable resources in these collections consist of material relating to the national and international development of the visual arts from the middle ages onwards. The collections are located in a number of areas in the gallery and incorporate the Art Librarythe Centre for the Study of Irish ArtNGI ArchivesYeats Archive and Prints & Drawings Study Room.

Book and Gift Shop

Located at the Clare Street entrance to the Gallery, the shop stocks a large selection of art books as well as postcards, cards and gift ideas.

Wintergarden Café    

The Wintergarden Café is run by Itsa, and is located at the Clare Street entrance level. For people visiting with infants, high chairs are available. 

Venue Hire

The Gallery offers a unique environment to host a function or event in a variety of locations.

Babychanging facilities

Baby changing areas are available in the Millennium Wing, in the Clare Street bathrooms.


Wheelchairs are available to borrow from the Millennium Wing cloakroom.


The Gallery has elevators, ramps, platforms and bathroom facilites which have been adapted for visitors with mobility impairment. More information. 

Lost & Found

A lost and found facility is in operation in the Gallery. If you lose something during your visit, please report it to the information desks at the Clare Street entrance.


You may deposit coats, small bags and umbrellas free of charge at the Gallery cloakroom, for the duration of your visit. We cannot accommodate larger items of luggage. 

For further information contact:

Tel:  +353 1 661 5133  Email:  visitorservices@ngi.ie