The National Gallery of Ireland is located in the heart of Georgian Dublin. Opened in 1864, it houses the national collection of Irish and European fine art.
As well as housing the national collection of fine art, the Gallery also holds extensive research collections relating to the national and international development of the visual arts.
The National Gallery houses some 15,000 paintings, sculptures, works on paper and objets d’art dating from the early thirteenth century through to the mid-twentieth century.
The collection boasts an impressive range of masterpieces by artists from the major European schools of art whilst also featuring the world’s most comprehensive collection of Irish art.
Due to ongoing refurbishment works in the Gallery, some key works in the collection may be unavailable at short notice.
Admission to the permanent collection is free.
Free family packs containing paper, pencils, discovery trails and activity sheets are available at the Information Desk in the Millennium Wing.
Ask at the Information Desks for one of the free audioguides, suitable for children aged 6-10.
New Parents' Tours
These tours are for all parents, guardians and carers of infants. Tours take place at 2pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from July to November and focus on collections on the ground floor. Meeting Point: Gallery Atrium.
Ask at the information desks for any available worksheets to use during your visit.