Free exhibition tickets for members

Painting of a female figure in an elaborately decorated black dress with white lace collar, sitting on a red velvet chair holding a small dog
Lavinia Fontana, Portrait of Costanza Alidosi, c.1595. National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay; Photo by Lee Stalsworth.

Lavinia Fontana: Trailblazer, Rule Breaker

Members of the Friends enjoy unlimited free entry to the exhibition, but must book their free exhibition tickets in advance.

How to book your free exhibition ticket:

  1. Click on the 'Book exhibition ticket' button above. Or, click here to visit the ticketing website.
  2. You do not need to enter a promo code; ignore the promo code box.
  3. Select a date and time for your visit, and select 1 adult/OAP/student ticket.
  4. Click on the 'checkout' button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
  5. On the next page, click on the 'continue' button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
  6. On the next page, once again, click on the 'continue' button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
  7. Log in using your email address. Make sure it is the email address you have registered with the Friends Office. If you have recently changed your email address, please alert us at [email protected].
  8. If you do not have a password, or have forgotten your password, please click on 'forgot your password?' and follow the steps.
  9. Once you are logged in, amend any of your personal details if required, and scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the 'continue' button. 
  10. The next page is a confirmation page, stating that your order was successful. Once you have completed your booking you will also receive a confirmation email. This is required to gain entry to the exhibition at your pre-booked time. Please also bring your current membership card with you.

If you are having any problems completing your booking, please contact us by email at [email protected] or phone 01 661 9877.

Membership Benefits

  • Free unlimited entry to exhibitions (currently Lavinia Fontana: Trailblazer, Rule Breaker)
  • Friends Fortnight: an annual two-week festival in February, celebrating our members, with exclusive daily events
  • Lectures and tours/events, including some virtual via ZOOM, sharing knowledge and behind-the-scenes stories about Gallery exhibitions and projects
  • Exclusive access to digital content, including an archive of videos and art-history talks and lecture series on YouTube
  • Weekly email newsletter sharing new events and Gallery news for Friends
  • 10% discount in the Gallery Shop with special promotions 
  • 10% discount in the Gallery Café
  • 20% discount on selected online events organised by the Education team
  • Early-bird booking for selected online events
  • Copy of each issue of The Gallery magazine

Contact us

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

  • By phone: +353 (0) 1 661 9877 
  • By email: [email protected]
  • In person: Visit us at the Membership Desk in the Gallery’s Millennium Wing (opposite the Gallery Shop). The desk is open Monday–Saturday during Gallery opening hours (except bank holidays).