Two visitors drawing in the National Gallery of Ireland
Image © National Gallery of Ireland. Photographer: Jack Caffrey, Pimlico Project, 2017Credit

Book a tour

Whether your group is self-guided or led by a Gallery tour guide, we welcome groups to the Gallery! Find out how to book a tour, or arrange a self-guided visit, below.

Group leaders and students visiting the Gallery should make themselves familiar with the National Gallery of Ireland code of conduct.

A school tour of the Beyond Caravaggio exhibition. © National Gallery of Ireland.

School Tours

You can book a school tour by calling 01 6633510, or emailing [email protected].

Guided tours and workshops must be booked at least three weeks in advance of the preferred date of visit.

Read more about booking a guided tour for your group

A visitor in front of Thomas Couture's painting. © National Gallery of Ireland.

Third-level Tours

Free, in-depth tours of the permanent collection and temporary exhibition are available for third-level students who wish to expand their understanding of related course modules, explore key themes and discourse, and support academic research.

Booking essential. Contact [email protected] / 01 6633510
Subject to availability. All tours must be booked at least three weeks in advance.

Read more about booking a guided tour for your group

Photo of a tour guide speaking to a group of visitors in front of Dutch seventeenth-century paintings in the National Gallery of Ireland.

Private Guided Tours

€100 per group of up to 15 people

Advance booking essential. Contact [email protected] / 01 6633510


Cancellations/No Shows

While we provide standard school tours free of charge, and subsidise the cost of enhanced tours, in the event of a cancellation within 24 hours of the tour time we require schools to cover the tour-guide fee. This is to ensure that more schools will have the opportunity to avail of free tours at the Gallery.

Please provide at least 24 hours' notice when cancelling a tour. Otherwise you will be charged a cancellation fee of €25 for a standard guided tour, €75 for a sketching tour, or €50 for an interactive/sensory tour.

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