Membership: Join today

Be part of it! By becoming a member of the Friends you are supporting the Gallery and enjoying exclusive 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, including Mondrian (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. 15% Christmas-shopping discount on 3 December 2020!
  • 10% discount in new pop-up café 
  • 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

Your membership also helps the Gallery to acquire new artworks to enrich the national collection, as well as supporting the exhibitions programme.

When you click on the button above, you will be taken to our ticketing and membership website called Ticketsolve. You will be asked to create a new account, or log into your existing account, before you can complete your purchase.

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.

Although some of the information below does not apply while COVID-19 measures are in place, read on to discover the benefits you can enjoy once the measures are lifted.

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 essential. See FAQs for further information.
** Very occasionally, the Members’ Room may be temporarily unavailable. Members will be alerted in advance.

How to join


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 and membership website called Ticketsolve. You will be asked to create a new account, or log into your account, before you can complete your purchase.

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.

Data protection

Read about data protection and the processing of your personal data


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]