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:

  • 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

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

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


Purchase your membership online here

Please note, when you click on the link above, 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 a 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.