Practical information

The Gallery is temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming you back on 20 July 2020.

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A tour group from behind the bust of Gerry Hynes by Vera Klute. © National Gallery of Ireland.

Guided tours

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

Group visits

We welcome group visits to the National Gallery of Ireland! To make the most of your visit, read our guidelines.

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Visitors in front of the Taking of Christ in the exhibition Beyond Caravaggio. © National Gallery of Ireland.
Sir Denis Mahon Reading Room

Research facilities

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

Discover the Gallery's research spaces

Gallery Shop

The Gallery Shop has prints and postcards of your favourite paintings, bookmarks and the books to put them, in as well as all the pens, pencils and pads for new found artistic expression.

Where: Millennium Wing and shop online

People drawing in the Atrium Creative Space of the National Gallery of Ireland on National Drawing Day 2018.

Maples Group Creative Space

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.

Where: Atrium


Gallery Café

The Gallery Café is a bright, spacious dining area that is ideal for lunch or a quick cup of coffee and a treat.

Where: Millennium Wing | Find out more


A girl taking part in a children's art workshop. © National Gallery of Ireland

Visiting with children

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 from the information desks.

See What's on for details of Family Workshops


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

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© National Gallery of Ireland

Toilets and baby changing facilities

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 are committed to providing a fully accessible experience for all, and our refurbishments have enhanced our accessibility.

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Brickwork details as seen from the offices. © National Gallery of Ireland.
A visitor takes a photo in front of A Convent Garden by William Leech. © National Gallery of Ireland.

Photography in the Gallery

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

Lost and found

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]

Visitors at the information desk in the Millennium Wing. © National Gallery of Ireland.