Accessibility for visitors with disabilities

Photo of a woman with her back to the camera, wearing a red coat, standing in the lobby of the Millennium Wing of the National Gallery of Ireland.
© National Gallery of Ireland. Photographer: Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2017Credit

The Gallery reopens on 10 May.

We can't wait to welcome you back!


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.

Book your free general admission ticket here


Free entry for carers to exhibitions with an admission charge

Carers can visit our new exhibition New Perspectives. Acquisitions 2011-2020 for free, but must book their free ticket in advance. Book you free exhibition ticket here



There are disabled parking spaces located outside the Merrion Square entrance to 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.


Wheelchair access

All galleries and facilities are wheelchair and buggy accessible.


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.


Changing Places

The Changing Places facility is available to use. Please contact 087 117 0880 for the key and more information about this facility.


Assistance dogs

Visitors with guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the Gallery.


Hearing induction loops

Hearing induction loops are fitted at the information desks, the lecture theatre and Gallery Shop.


We're here to help

Please ask 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.


Accessibility Statement

Download our accessibility statement here


Contact us

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]

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 

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