A view of the Merrion Square entrance. © National Gallery of Ireland.
© National Gallery of Ireland. Photographer: Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2017.Credit

Opening hours

The National Gallery of Ireland is open seven days a week. Don't forget we're open late on Thursday evenings!

Christmas opening hours for Gallery, Shop and Café

24 December - Closed
25 December - Closed
26 December - Closed

Normal opening hours resume on 27 December.

Photo of a couple standing in a gallery in front of a wall displaying gilt-framed paintings and mirrors.

Permanent Collection and Exhibitions

Monday 11am - 5.30pm
Tuesday  9.15am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 9.15am - 5.30pm
Thursday 9.15am - 8.30pm
Friday 9.15am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9.15am - 5.30pm
Sunday  11am - 5.30pm
Photo of a man standing in the National Gallery of Ireland shop.

Gallery Shop

Monday 11am - 5.15pm
Tuesday  9.15am - 5.15pm
Wednesday 9.15am - 5.15pm
Thursday 9.15am - 8.00pm
Friday 9.15am - 5.15pm
Saturday 9.15am - 5.15pm
Sunday  11am - 5.15pm

Shop online here 

Gallery Café

Monday 11am - 5.15pm
Tuesday  9.15am - 5.15pm
Wednesday 9.15am - 5.15pm
Thursday 9.15am - 6.30pm
Friday 9.15am - 5.15pm
Saturday 9.15am - 5.15pm
Sunday  11am - 5.15pm

Library and Archives

By appointment. Contact T: + 353 1 6633546   E:  library@ngi.ie 

Monday 11am - 5pm
Tuesday  10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday  Closed

Prints and Drawings Study Room

By appointment. Contact T: + 353 1 6633535   E:  [email protected] 

Monday Closed
Tuesday  10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday  Closed

Opening hours are subject to change, and entry to the galleries ceases 15 minutes before the Gallery closes. Admission to the permanent collection is free. Some temporary exhibitions carry a charge, and tickets can be purchased at the information desks at the Millennium Wing and Merrion Square entrances. Exhibitions are free for members.