A view of the Merrion Square entrance. © National Gallery of Ireland.
© National Gallery of Ireland. Credit

Opening hours

The National Gallery of Ireland is open 361 days a year, closing only on Good Friday, and from 24-26 December. Opening hours are subject to change, and entry to the galleries ceases 15 minutes before the Gallery closes.

Monday - Saturday  9.15am - 5.30pm
Thursday 9.15am - 8.30pm*
Sunday  11am - 5.30pm

* VISITOR NOTICE: The Gallery will close at 5.30pm on the following upcoming Thursday evenings

  • 16 August
  • 30 August
  • 13 December

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