Book your free general admission ticket in advance
All visitors, including members, children and carers, need to book a free general admission ticket online in advance. This will help us to manage the number of people in the building to ensure that you enjoy a safe and peaceful visit.
Free entry for carers to exhibitions with an admission charge
Carers can visit our new exhibition New Perspectives. Acquisitions 2011-2020 (on view until 2 August 2021) for free, but must book their free ticket in advance. Book your free exhibition ticket here
Arriving at the Gallery
There are disabled parking spaces located outside the Merrion Square entrance to the Gallery.
All galleries and facilities are wheelchair and buggy accessible.
Visitors with guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the Gallery.
Entering the building
We are operating a one-way route through the Gallery. Enter through the Merrion Square entrance only, and exit through the Clare Street door.
Microphones have been installed at the information and membership desks so that visitors can easily and safely converse with Gallery staff.
Wheelchairs to borrow
Wheelchairs are available for use in the Gallery free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis.
Bathroom facilities are available for visitors with impaired mobility.
The Changing Places facility is available to use. Please contact 087 117 0880 for the key and more information about this facility.
Hearing induction loops
Hearing induction loops are fitted at the information desks, the lecture theatre and Gallery Shop.
Learning and Engagement
The Gallery's Education team usually offers a range of workshops, talks and tours catering to the various needs of our visitors. While our onsite activities are reduced, we are bringing some of these activities to you online.
Online sensory activities
Watch a series of short videos of activities to engage your child’s senses. These creative activities are particularly suitable for those who seek out sensory input. Find out more about our sensory activities.
Dementia-inclusive in-home resources
Online resources to enable people with dementia and carers to enjoy art within their own homes. Find out more about our dementia-inclusive resources.
Social Guide - A visit to the National Gallery of Ireland
We're here to help
Please ask any member of staff for assistance, if required, as you may find the doors throughout the Gallery heavy.
AsIAm Approved Autism Friendly Accreditation
The National Gallery of Ireland has received AsIAm Approved Autism Friendly Accreditation. Nationally recognised as the trusted standard in autism inclusion and accessibility, the Gallery is Ireland’s first national cultural institution to receive this accreditation.
Our Access Officers are Síle Boylan and Brina Casey.
For any queries relating to accessibility in the National Gallery of Ireland please email Síle and Brina at [email protected]
Gallery Accessibility Statement
This document describes the facilities and services that the Gallery offers our visitors on site. Download the Gallery's PDF accessibility statement.