Accessibility for visitors with disabilities

The National Gallery of Ireland is committed to providing a fully accessible experience for all visitors. Recent refurbishment of the historic wings has enhanced accessibility at the Gallery. 

Physical access

  • There are disabled parking spaces located outside the Merrion Square entrance to the Gallery
  • The entrances at Clare Street and Merrion Square are fully accessible 
  • All galleries and facilities are wheelchair and buggy accessible
  • Wheelchairs are available for use in the Gallery free of charge
  • Bathroom facilities are available for visitors with impaired mobility
  • There is a changing places facility located at Merrion Square
  • Visitors with guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the Gallery
  • Hearing induction loops are fitted at the information desks, the lecture theatre and Gallery Shop


  • Free entry for carers to all ticketed exhibition
  • Carers go free to all ticketed education events and programmes


  • The Gallery is committed to ensuring that all education programmes and courses are accessible and tailored to the needs of each individual
  • Tours for people who are blind or partially sighted are available. For more information email [email protected] or telephone + 353 1 663 3506
  • Tours for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available. For more information, contact [email protected] or telephone + 353 1 663 3506


  • Large-text booklets are available to borrow in the gallery spaces
  • Free audio guides are available from the information desks

Accessibility Statement

Download our accessibility statement here.

Contact us

Our Access Officers are Síle Boylan and Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire.

For any queries relating to accessibility in the National Gallery of Ireland please email Síle and Caomhán at [email protected]

A view over the Merrion Square courtyard. © National Gallery of Ireland.

Accessibility maps

Maps outlining all facilities and lifts are available at the information desks or online (PDF).

Download the Accessibility Map 

A member of staff at the entrance to the National Gallery of Ireland on Clare Street. © National Gallery of Ireland.

Social Guide

Download, print and read our social guide (PDF) about visiting the Gallery. This will help first-time visitors, families and people with developmental and learning disabilities to prepare for a visit to the Gallery.

Download the Social Guide