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

Due to high demand, our guided school visits and online sessions are now fully booked for the remainder of 2021. Thank you to all the teachers and schools for your enthusiasm and support!

Schools can still visit the Gallery as a self-guided group in 2021, and you can now book a guided visit and online session for January – April 2022. Read on for full details.

Book a self-guided visit

School groups can enjoy self-guided visits to the Gallery and/or to the exhibition Jack B. Yeats: Painting & Memory.

Self-guided resources

Download or access our resources for schools online:

Book a guided school tour for 2022

School Tour: Collection Highlights

Book now for January–April 2022

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.

School Tour: Portraiture

Available Tuesdays in January, February and March 2022, 12pm – 1pm.

Explore the Zurich Portrait Prize, Zurich Young Portrait Prize, and key portraits from the national collection, through engaging discussions with our expert guides. Focusing on dialogue, questioning and creativity the visit will embolden students to look, respond and form opinions.

FULLY BOOKED - School visit to Jack B. Yeats: Painting & Memory

School visits for our exhibition Jack B. Yeats: Painting & Memory are now fully booked.

If you've already booked your visit for the Yeats exhibition, you can download the Yeats info pack here.

Book an online session for 2022

Gallery in the Classroom

Book now for January–April 2022

Explore five 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 will explore the following works:

Important information about booking:

Gallery in the Classroom: Zurich Portrait Prizes

Available Mondays and Fridays in January, February and March 2022, 12pm – 1pm

Explore key works from the Zurich Portrait Prize and Zurich Young Portrait Prize, 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.

  • Booking opens Monday 6 December at 10am.
  • Free, but booking is essential.
  • Sessions will take place Mondays and Fridays in January, February and March 2022, 12pm – 1pm.
  • Sessions will take place online via ZOOM.

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