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

Following Government advice, the National Gallery of Ireland is temporarily closed. 

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. 


  • Free entry for carers to all ticketed exhibitions and education events

Physical access

  • There are disabled parking spaces located outside the Merrion Square entrance to the Gallery
  • We are operating a one-way route through the Gallery. Enter through the Merrion Square entrance only, and exit through the Clare Street door. Both are fully accessible.
  • All galleries and facilities are wheelchair and buggy accessible
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 child on a free tour of the permanent collection in the Millennium Wing in front of 'Women in an Eastern Courtyard'. © National Gallery of Ireland

Social Guide | Winter 2020

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

Download the Social Guide

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