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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

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Address: Charlemont House | Parnell Square North, Dublin D01 F2X9, Ireland
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 09:45 - 18:00
Fri 09:45 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is the oldest Gallery of Modern and...

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is the oldest Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art. Visit the Gallery to see our great collections of paintings, sculpture, drawings and Francis Bacon's studio. Opening Hours Tuesday to Thursday 10.00am- 6.00pm Friday & Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm Sunday 11.00am-5.00pm Closed Mondays ADMISSION TO THE GALLERY AND EXHIBITIONS IS FREE See gallery website for current exhibitions and events.

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A fantastic gallery ! - it will live long in the memory

I'm a seasoned traveller & I've visited galleries all over the world. The Hugh Lane Gallery is magical - To begin with, its free - like most galleries in Dublin. My initial... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm a seasoned traveller & I've visited galleries all over the world. The Hugh Lane Gallery is magical - To begin with, its free - like most galleries in Dublin. My initial impression was the building itself - very calm and flooded with a mellow light. From an art perspective - the Hugh Lane houses the foremost collection of Irish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an absolute gem and well worth a visit if you are in Dublin. There are multiple pieces by Bacon and a recreation of his studio. There were many other works that whilst by less well known artists were great to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For such a small and free museum, the collection is quite impressive. Of course, the main sight is Francis Bacon's studio - it is disgusting, but interesting. But there are also several great artworks by top artists - and a whole lot of Irish art which is probably great if you're into that. If you are in that part of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic art gallery! We discovered this place on our last day and almost by chance, as we had to kill time before going to the airport. To be honest, we didn't expect much and were greatly surprised with the permanent collection. Francis Bacon's studio is definitely the highlight but there are fantastic art pieces to be admired here as well.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The town house is beautiful. It shows few pieces and that's enough to enjoy these without getting tired and I liked most Bacon's small room. This is a truely unique exhibit. And entrance is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free entrance, but un-payable value guaranteed! I really was surprised that you do not have to pay an admission fee, but get the chance to see some really impressive pieces of art. This gallery definitely deserves your donation!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Small for a gallery but well arranged and simple to follow. Good range of work from an important Renoir through to Bacon via Lavery and J B Yeats. The jewel in the crown is Bacon's studio which was bought over from Kensington bit by bit. Free entry but €2 is suggested donation and why wouldn't you. There's a book shop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you like light airy elegant historic surroundings in which to view good art both old and new without spending hours doing it you will love the Hugh Lane Gallery. There is even a reconstruction of Francis Bacon's studio ! A great find in a busy city and , for my money, better than the National Gallery

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is an art gallery full of promise and awe. Hugh Lane, who died on the Lusitania made sure that this would be Dublin's Premier Art Gallery, he was so right.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Most famous for the Bacon experience (his workshop is incredible) but actually we were most surprised by the excellent small collection of really good impressionist paintings - well worth a visit for art lovers - children are encouraged to do their own pictures of the paintings on the wall (although possibly not of the ladies who have not had time... More 

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