Third Level

A discussion group in the Dutch Rooms

Guided Tours for Third-level and Further Education Groups

Specialised tours and talks on aspects of the Collection can be booked for groups. A minimum of 2 weeks notice is required and bookings are accepted up to 3 months in advance. There is a charge for guided tours.

Tel:  + 353 1 6633510  Email: 

Seminars & Short Lectures

If you wish to conduct a seminar or give a short lecture in front of a painting as part of a self-guided visit please contact Visitor Services in advance. They will help you plan your visit, check if the work you wish to study is on display and advise on busy times to avoid. As a guide for planning your visit, the Gallery is usually busy on weekday mornings during school term and on weekend afternoons, so visits for these times should be scheduled several weeks in advance.

Tel:  + 353 1 6615133   Email:

Student Teachers

Student teachers are welcome to attend any of the programmes for teachers, including the special tours and talks.  Students going on teaching practise who wish to prepare for a field trip to the Gallery can consult pre-visit resources and preparatory notes.

Tel:  + 353 1 6633509  Email:

National College of Art and Design (NCAD) Museums Module: using the Museum/Gallery as a Resource in the Art Class

The NCAD Museums’ Module is a collaborative project between the Faculty of Education, NCAD, the National Gallery of Ireland, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, the National Museum of Ireland, and the Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane.

By introducing student teachers to the education departments of the major museums and galleries in Dublin, the Module aims to facilitate student teachers in exploring and utilising the wealth of resources available in these institutions with their pupils while on teaching practice.