Membership: Join today

Be part of it! By becoming a member of the Friends you are supporting the Gallery and enjoying exclusive benefits!

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

  • Free unlimited entry to all ticketed exhibitions*
  • Access to the Members’ Room overlooking Merrion Square. Open during Gallery hours, with tea and coffee facilities and free wifi**
  • Early bird booking for selected Gallery events
  • Exclusive members-only events offering deeper engagement with your national collection and special ‘hear-it-first’ knowledge
  • Members-only discounts:
    • 10% discount in Gallery Shop (15% Christmas shopping day discount)
    • 10% discount in Gallery Café
    • 10% discount on Gallery events such as Tipple with Art, and more
    • 10% discount on customised prints
    • 20% discount on selected Education events associated with temporary exhibitions
    • Discounts on movie screenings (including a 10-minute talk on a related artwork)

* Pre-booking advised to avoid disappointment. See FAQs for further information.
** Very occasionally, the Members’ Room may be temporarily unavailable. Members will be alerted in advance.

Photo of a tour guide speaking to a group of visitors in front of Dutch seventeenth-century paintings in the National Gallery of Ireland.
Photo taken from a high viewpoint looking down at a group of people in the courtyard of the National Gallery of Ireland.

How to join or give the gift of membership


Purchase your membership, or your gift membership, online here

Please note: When you click on the link above, you will be brought to our ticketing website called Ticketsolve. You will be asked to log into your account, or create a new account, before you can complete your purchase.

In person

Alternatively, you can drop into the Gallery and find out more from the team of volunteers at the front desks or from the staff at the ticket desk.

Direct debit

For Friends wishing to sign up for direct debit membership, you can download the direct debit form here

Email and phone

You can also email [email protected] or phone us on +353 1 661 9877. Our phone line is looked after by volunteers who will transfer your call through to the ticket desk or Friends office for financial transactions.

Data protection

Read about data protection and the processing of your personal data