Free audioguides of selected highlights of the collection are available to use during your visit. They are in English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish. We also have a special children's audioguide (English only).
Where: Information Desks
There are free tours of the permanent collection every Thursday evening at 6.30pm, and at weekends (Saturdays at 12.30pm, and Sundays at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm. You can also arrange a private tour of the Gallery, or bring a school group for a visit by contacting [email protected]
Where: Meet at Merrion Square information desk
The Gallery welcomes researchers, and has a vast research collection, located in a number of different areas around the Gallery - the Art Library, the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art, the Prints and Drawings Study Room, the Yeats Archive, the Sir Denis Mahon Library.
Feeling inspired during your visit to the Gallery? Why not drop into our dedicated Maples Group Creative Space and create your own masterpiece! This space is for everyone and is open to all ages. Paper and colouring materials provided for free.
Sunday is our ‘Family Day’ when drop-in sessions, tours and activities all have a family focus. Our Maples Group Creative Space is open every day for drop-in drawing, and you can borrow free art packs and audio guides from the information desks.
You may deposit coats, small bags and umbrellas free of charge at the Gallery cloakroom for the duration of your visit. We cannot accommodate larger items of luggage.
Where: both entrances
Toilets and baby changing facilities are located in the Millennium Wing (Level 1) and in the Beit Wing (Basement Level). Spare nappies, in assorted sizes, are available at the Millennium Wing and Merrion Square cloakrooms, should you require one for your baby.
We allow still and video photography for personal (non-commercial) use in the public galleries, except in special exhibition areas or where specifically prohibited. Look out for the symbol beside some pictures indicating that they cannot be photographed. Read the full photography policy
A lost and found facility is in operation in the Gallery. If you lose something during your visit, please report it to the information desks in the Millennium Wing or Merrion Square entrance.
Email [email protected]