Practical informaton

Visitors to Beyond Caravaggio listening to audio guides. © National Gallery of Ireland.


Free audioguides of selected highlights of the collection are available to use during your visit. They are in English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish. We also have a special children's audioguide (English only).

Where: Information Desks

Sir Denis Mahon Reading Room

Research facilities

The Gallery welcomes researchers, and has a vast research collection, located in a number of different areas around the Gallery - the Art Library, the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art, the Prints and Drawings Study Room, the Yeats Archive, the Sir Denis Mahon Library. 

Discover the Gallery's research spaces

Gallery Shop

The gallery shop has prints and postcards of your favourite paintings, bookmarks and the books to put them in as well as all the pens, pencils and pads for new found artistic expression. 

Where: Millennium Wing

William John Leech (1881-1968), 'A Convent Garden, Brittany', c.1913. © National Gallery of Ireland.
A full view of the Wintergarden Cafe space. © National Gallery of Ireland.

Gallery Café

Domini and Peaches Kemp are the culinary sisters behind The Gallery Cafe, a bright, spacious dining area that is ideal for lunch or a quick cup of coffee and a treat.

Where: Millennium Wing | Find out more


Visiting with children

Sunday is our ‘Family Day’ where drop-in sessions, tours and activities all have a family focus, but any day of the week our drop-in creative space and free art packs and audio guides support independent creative activity! 

See What's on for details of Family Workshops

A girl taking part in a children's art workshop. © National Gallery of Ireland
© National Gallery of Ireland


You may deposit coats, small bags and umbrellas free of charge at the Gallery cloakroom, for the duration of your visit. We cannot accommodate larger items of luggage. 

Where: both entrances

Toilets and baby changing facilities

Toilets and baby changing facilities are located in the Millennium Wing (Level 1) and in the Beit Wing (Basement Level). 

© National Gallery of Ireland
Brickwork details as seen from the offices. © National Gallery of Ireland.


We are committed to providing a fully accessible experience for all, and our refurbishments have enhanced our accessibility.

Find out more

Photography in the Gallery

We allow still and video photography for personal (non-commercial) use in the public galleries except in special exhibition areas or where specifically prohibited. Look out for the symbol beside some pictures indicating that they cannot be photographed.

A visitor takes a photo in front of A Convent Garden by William Leech. © National Gallery of Ireland.

Group visits

We welcome group visits to the National Gallery of Ireland! To make the most of your visit, read our guidelines.

Find out more

Visitors in front of the Taking of Christ in the exhibition Beyond Caravaggio. © National Gallery of Ireland.