Schools Programme

School students sit on floor in front of a large oil painting as a woman wearing a face mask speaks to them
Photographer: Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2021Credit

Schools can visit the Gallery on a guided school tour, via an online session, or as a self-guided group.

    Book a guided school tour

    School Tour – Giacometti: From Life

    Guided school tours of our current exhibition Giacometti: From Life are now available. Advance booking essential.

    • Available selected Mondays 11am–12pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am–11am.
    • Guided school tours are free, but booking is essential.
    • We can accommodate a maximum of 30 students per tour.
    • Your group must be separated into groups of 15 students, each group accompanied by an adult.
    • Please read the Teachers' Information Pack carefully in advance of your tour as it contains important safety information.

    School Tour: Collection Highlights

    Explore treasures of the national collection, through engaging discussions with our expert guides. Focusing on dialogue, questioning and creativity the tour will embolden students to look, respond and form opinions. Due to safety restrictions we are sorry that we are unable to facilitate school tours to the Gallery outside of these times.

    Book an online session

    Gallery in the Classroom

    Explore treasures of the national collection through engaging discussions with one of our expert guides. Focusing on dialogue, questioning and creativity, the session will embolden students to look, respond and form opinions. The session will be tailored to the age and level of your group and is available in Irish or English.


    You can choose from the following themes:

    Important information about booking:

    • Online sessions are free, but booking is essential. Book an online session now.
    • Sessions will take place online via ZOOM. 
    • Please read the Teachers' Information Packs carefully in advance of your session as it contains important information. You can download PDFs of the info packs by clicking on the themes above.

    Book a self-guided visit

    School groups can enjoy self-guided visits to the Gallery and exhibitions.

    Self-guided groups visiting the permanent collection and free exhibitions

    • Groups can visit the Gallery's permanent collection and free exhibitions for free, but must book a time slot for their visit
    • A group is 10-15 people (max.), plus 1 group leader
    • You can book a maximum of 3 groups per time slot i.e. 48 people divided into three groups of 15, each accompanied by a group leader
    • You must select a check-in point when booking: either the Merrion Square entrance, or the Clare Street entrance
    • When booking, if your preferred time slot is not available at one entrance, there may be availability at the other entrance, so make sure to check both
    • There is no time limit on your visit, but you must arrive at the time you have booked
    • Groups must be supervised at all times
    • Groups and group leaders should read our Gallery Code of Conduct and our Visitor Guide




    Self-guided groups visiting ticketed exhibitions


    Self-guided resources

    Download or access our resources for schools online:

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