Groups and Tours

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We have lots of options available for group visits and tours at the Gallery. On this page, you will find details of:

  • Self-guided group visits to the permanent collection (free)
  • Self-guided group visits to ticketed exhibitions (admission charge)
  • Private guided tours for groups (admission charge)
  • Guided tours for schools (free)
  • Self-guided visits for schools (free)
  • Free guided tours for the general public

Group visits

We are delighted to welcome groups of all kinds to the Gallery, from language schools to college students, clubs, and cruise passengers! Read on to find out how to book your group visit to the Gallery.

Self-guided groups visiting the permanent collection and free exhibitions

  • Groups can visit the Gallery's permanent collection and free exhibitions for free, but must book a time slot for their visit
  • A group is 10-15 people (max.), plus 1 group leader
  • You can book a maximum of 3 groups per time slot i.e. 48 people divided into three groups of 15, each accompanied by a group leader
  • You must select a check-in point when booking: either the Merrion Square entrance, or the Clare Street entrance
  • When booking, if your preferred time slot is not available at one entrance, there may be availability at the other entrance, so make sure to check both
  • There is no time limit on your visit, but you must arrive at the time you have booked
  • Groups must be supervised at all times
  • Groups and group leaders should read our Gallery Code of Conduct and our Visitor Guide
  • You might like to use one of our online Through a Lens tours during your visit

BOOK GROUP VISIT ENTERING VIA MERRION SQUARE

BOOK GROUP VISIT ENTERING VIA CLARE STREET

 

Self-guided groups visiting ticketed exhibitions

Private guided tours for groups

  • Private tours of Giacometti: From Life available Tuesday–Sunday from 3pm to 4pm.
  • There is a cost for the tour guide in addition to exhibition tickets purchased for the agreed time slot.
  • Please contact [email protected] to book a private guided tour.
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School visits

Guided tours for schools – permanent collection and free exhibitions

  • We offer free guided tours of the permanent collection and free exhibitions for primary and secondary schools on the island of Ireland.

BOOK A PERMANENT COLLECTION GUIDED TOUR FOR A SCHOOL GROUP

Guided tours for schools – Giacometti: From Life

  • Guided school tours of our current exhibition Giacometti: From Life are available to book for selected Mondays 11am–12pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am–11am.

BOOK A GUIDED SCHOOL TOUR OF GIACOMETTI: FROM LIFE

Self-guided school groups

Schools are also welcome to visit without a Gallery guide, but must book their free visit as a self-guided group. See full details, above, under the heading Group visits.

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Free guided tours

We run a regular programme of free guided tours in the Gallery. Everyone is welcome - no booking required! Check the What's On calendar for upcoming tours.

  • Highlights Tours: Saturdays at 12.30pm and 2.30pm, Sundays at 1.30pm and 2.30pm
  • Themed Tours: Saturdays at 1.30pm
  • Family Tours: Sundays at 12.30pm
  • New Parents' Tours: the 2nd Monday of the month at 2.30pm
  • Tours for the hard of hearing: the 1st Thursday of every 2nd month at 5.30pm. Upcoming tour dates in 2022: 2 June, 4 August, 6 October, 1 December.

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