Photo of the view over Merrion Square through the window of the Members' Room in the National Gallery of Ireland.
Image © National Gallery of Ireland. Photographer: Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2018.Credit

Members' Room

An exclusive oasis in the heart of the Gallery

Nestled in the historic Milltown Wing of the Gallery, overlooking Merrion Square park, the Members' Room is the perfect place to take time out and relax after an exhibition visit or tour. With sofas, a reading library, access to refreshments, and free WiFi, the Members' Room is a space for Friends to unwind, chat, connect and read.

This unique room was originally the Director’s office before its transformation into the exclusive Members' Room.



Photograph of an interior with red walls, grey couches and dining tables and chairs with large windows looking out on trees.
Photo of the corner of a sofa with a cushion decorated with a painting by Harry Clarke. A book case is out of focus in the background.

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 lectures, courses and workshops
  • Exclusive talks, tours, previews and events just for members of the 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!

* For some exceptionally busy exhibitions Friends will be required to pre-book.

Niamh MacNally in front of a Margaret Clarke painting. © National Gallery of Ireland.

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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