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


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 autumn exhibition Jack B. Yeats: Painting & Memory for free, but must book their free ticket in advance. Book Jack B. Yeats exhibition tickets here.


Arriving at 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.


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

Wheelchair access

All galleries and facilities are wheelchair and buggy accessible.

Assistance dogs

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




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.

Changing Places

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

Download a PDF Social Guide which explains what to expect on a visit to the Gallery.


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.


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]


Accessibility Statements

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.

Website Accessibility Statement

This statement outlines the compliance of in accordance with S.I. 258/2020. Read the website accessibility statement.


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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