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National Gallery of Ireland

Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 661 5133
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The National Gallery of Ireland holds the national collection of European and Irish fine art. Admission is free to the permanent and temporary collections. The gallery is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment plan and remains partly open to the public during the works. Please note that entrance to the gallery is via the Clare Street entrance.Masterpieces from the Collection is a special presentation of some of the finest works in the Gallery's collection, now open in the Beit Wing and Millennium Wing (rooms 1 - 10). It includes both Irish and European masterpieces.
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Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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+353 1 661 5133
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Reviewed yesterday

Great visit to the gallery! Could spend an entire day here. We were fortunate that one of the workers Anthony was walking by when I was talking with another woman about a piece by Willem Claesz Heda. We were amazed at how the painting looking...More

Thank ilymom
Reviewed yesterday

I've visited several galleries around the world including Getty in Los Angeles but this measures up with the best (especially after the renovations). It is beautifully laid out and the paintings are seen at their best in the light created by some of the changes....More

Thank geoffmarg
Reviewed 3 days ago

For centuries art made the world go round... I forget how much I enjoy art. When traveling abroad go to the museums. It will make you feel small, in a good. It's amazing all that we humans have accomplished and some of the best of...More

Thank Marvin John T
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. At the National Gallery of Ireland we believe in the enriching and enlightening quality of art. We are so happy to share our recently renovated building and its collection with the public. We...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

With the Vermeer paintings on exhibition at the moment, it was strongly advised that a visit was a must and it didn't disappoint. The lighting in the paintings was incredible.Having the audio handset was excellent and very informative. We also had time to see other...More

Thank Mary2013Septenber
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review on The National Gallery of Ireland. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Vermeer exhibition as well as the Irish art collection. We hope to welcome you back to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Incredible museum (and Free!) showcasing art from the 13th century to present. Big names (Picasso, Renoir) to local artists (which I actually favored). I was there for the Vermeer exhibit which was stunning (5 euros). You can easily spend three hours here. Cafe and very...More

Thank Vanessa G
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review on The National Gallery of Ireland. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us, as well as the Irish art on display. The Vermeer exhibition is proving very popular and the student ticket...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Happened to go here on the day the restored wing (finally) reopened and couldn't believe my luck. The National Gallery have a stunning collection, which looked even better in the newly renovated museum. You haven't seen Dublin if you haven't been here. Their collection ranges...More

Thank Eliza F
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are very happy to welcome visitors back to the renovated wings of the Gallery to enjoy our extensive collection. We hope to welcome you on a return visit to the gallery soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago

We are not Art 'Buffs', yet had to visit this iconic building, with it's €17m makeover! What work has gone into it and the new areas can show the paintings as they should be. Thanks to PAUL and RONAN, we had our directions to see...More

Thank Christy_Luv2
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted to hear this kind of feedback from our visitors. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the building and cafe as well as the collection. To find out more about upcoming...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited The Vermeer Exhibition in The National Gallery today and thoroughly enjoyed viewing the paintings. It is necessary to prebook and costs €15. We were admitted on time and I thought the event was extremely well organised, planned and presented. All entrants received a...More

Thank Mary M
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted to hear this kind of feedback from our visitors. This exhibition is proving hugely popular and will be running until September 17th. We hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the Vermeer display on Friday. Excellen information via audio guide. A joy to see the contrasts of the different artists and to see so many works by Vermeer in one place. No queue to enter, but very busy inside, you may have to wait...More

Thank EllieKIreland
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review on The National Gallery of Ireland. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Vermeer exhibition. The exhibition is proving very popular and we encourage visitors if possible to visit the exhibition in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I aren't big art fans but we enjoy brief visits to art museum. They have a nice collection here and a few works that we found quite stunning. The facility itself is beautiful and it is located near other attractions. For the...More

Thank KDAA
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are glad you enjoyed National Gallery of Ireland building as well as the collection. The building was first built in 1864 with renovations as recent as this year. The permanent collection is free, though the Vermeer exhibition...More

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Kaiser1898
3 January 2017|
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Hello, thank you for your question and interest in the National Gallery of Ireland. We currently have a photography policy in place which allows visitors to take pictures of certain artworks.The National Gallery of Ireland... More
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18 May 2016|
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The cloakroom is located at the entrance of the gallery and is free of charge. While coats and bags may be left at the cloakroom, large suitcases and large rucksacks are no longer accepted. We allow bags that are similar... More
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Hello there, The gallery and you can google them will advise times of tours. I have to say I like meandering by myself but then again I have a diploma in Fine and Decorative Art. I attended extra mural lectures in Trinity... More
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