A photograph of people, with their backs to the camera, looking at three gilt-framed paintings on a blue wall.
Image © National Gallery of Ireland. Photographer: Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2017.Credit

Exhibitions: Free for Friends

Experience more as a Friend, with 12 months of unlimited free entry to all exhibitions

Each year, the Gallery presents a diverse and vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions, from in-focus explorations of the work of a single artist, to thought-provoking group shows. 

As a member of the Friends, you can experience all exhibitions for free, as many times as you like. No need to pre-book online.*

However, if you would prefer to book your exhibition ticket in advance, you can log into your account here and book online

* For some exceptionally busy exhibitions, Friends will be required to pre-book, but we will notify you in good time.


Nick Miller (b.1962), From Cogan's Shed, 2004. © Nick Miller Photo © National Gallery of Ireland

Exhibitions at the Gallery

Explore all current and upcoming exhibitions.

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All Membership Benefits

All members of the Friends enjoy 12 months of the following benefits:

  • Unlimited free entry to all ticketed exhibitions with no pre-booking required*
  • Exclusive access to the Members' Room in the heart of the Gallery, with refreshments and WIFI
  • 10% discount in the Gallery Shop
  • 10% discount in the Gallery Café
  • 10% discount on customised prints of works from the collection
  • 20% discount on selected Education activities including lecture, courses and workshops
  • Exclusive talks, tours, previews and events exclusively for Friends

Be part of something meaningful, enriching and exciting by becoming a Friend of the National Gallery of Ireland or by gifting a membership to someone you know. And, of course, you can also feel good in the knowledge that your membership supports the work of the National Gallery of Ireland!

Detail from John Lavery's 'Her First Communion'.

Your support makes a difference!

Thanks to our growth in membership, the Friends have been able to support Gallery exhibitions and acquisitions.

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