Exhibitions: Free for Friends

A colourful oil on canvas painting
Diana Copperwhite (b.1969), Shapeshifter, 2016. © National Gallery of Ireland

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 (pre-booking is essential for ticketed exhibitions).



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Exhibitions at the Gallery

Explore all current and upcoming exhibitions.

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Membership Benefits

Due to ongoing COVID-19 measures, we have adapted our membership benefits to ensure that Friends can continue to engage with and enjoy the national collection. Although we cannot hold in-person events in the Gallery, we are bringing the Gallery to you through a rich variety of digital events and content.

  • Free unlimited entry to all ticketed exhibitions (pre-booking essential)
  • Live virtual events via ZOOM, sharing first knowledge and behind-the-scenes stories about Gallery exhibitions and projects
  • Exclusive access to digital content, including videos of art history talks and lecture series, shared via weekly email newsletters
  • 10% discount in the Gallery Shop all year
  • 10% discount on customised prints
  • 20% discount on selected online Education events
  • Early bird booking for selected online events
  • A copy of the Gallery's new magazineThe Gallery

See a list of the benefits you can enjoy once COVID-19 measures are lifted

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!

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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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Contact us

If you have any questions about membership of the Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland

contact the Friends team on

+353 (0) 1 661 9877 or [email protected]