Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
4.5
09:45 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:45 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:45 - 18:00
Thursday
09:45 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
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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. ADMISSION TO THE GALLERY AND EXHIBITIONS IS FREE.
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  • Jervis • 10 min walk
  • Abbey St • 10 min walk
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  • Greg M
    Millersville, Pennsylvania265 contributions
    Great Art Gallery !!
    This art gallery is a "must see" when visiting Dublin. Very close to the Jury's Hotel and Sein Fein headquarters. The admission is free and worth staying at least 1 to 2 hours. Nice gift shop. Marcus Miller Millersville, Pennsylvania, USA
    Visited February 2022
    Written 18 March 2022
  • Leonor Guevara
    Dublin, Ireland25 contributions
    nice art!
    It's a great place... if you like art and paintings. You can enjoy walking through the rooms and discover different types of paintings and authors. The gallery is free so you should take advantage and see what you can discover while you are there. The visit will be worth it.
    Visited August 2020
    Written 9 October 2020
  • Irishbloke070790
    Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
    It's a fabulous gallery but the cafe itself is terrible
    I've been to this gallery about many times and it is a fabulous museum. It has lots of amazing exhibitions including Francis Bacon's ones. The café itself is terrible. My got money got robbed in the cafe in February 2010 and I was really upset about it. It's definitely one of the worst cafés I've ever been to. I am never coming back to that cafe again ever!
    Visited May 2021
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 August 2021
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CocoMu1839
5 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
This collection of mostly early 20th Century art is well worth a visit. It’s right across from Parnell Square. Plan to spend at least an hour. Two would be better. It’s a shame Hugh Lane’s complete collection isn’t here in Dublin. But that’s the Brits for you!
Written 27 September 2023
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aquax p
5 contributions
Jun 2023
This museum is lovely and has a fascinating collection of Irish and other impressionist artwork. It's amazing to visit Francis Bacon's studio. Stunning is the Harry Clarke room. They have a fantastic store where I purchased wonderful Christmas and children's gifts. A rather hip café is located downstairs.
Written 19 September 2023
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schmidtmg
Switzerland1,070 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
This is a modern art gallery in Dublin which when it is fully open - I mean all galleries accessible - is surely a very nice place to visit. Alas, at the moment, while the website indicates that some galleries are closed for the opening of a Warhol exhibit in early October (I visited 23 August, almost 6 weeks before), in fact two thirds of the galleries on the ground floor and all of the first floor galleries are closed. There remain three rooms of paintings from Irish artists and the very interesting Francis Bacon studio... as well as the small stained glass room. But to be honest, I have more artwork at home than is currently on display at the Gallery.
Written 30 August 2023
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Kalitsa G
Sofia, Bulgaria3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Good spot for art lovers, Harry Clarke`s stained glass work is to be seen live, cannot compare it to the photos.
Written 22 August 2023
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sabin215
Sale, UK411 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Not for me I’m afraid. Small place which is fine but so many blank rooms and some gallery being re painted. That’s not a judgement on artist or the gallery but really small amounts of art overall.
That said it was free and an hour spent.
Written 10 August 2023
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Sofi
Melissia, Greece24 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Our experience while visiting this gallery was amazing. It’s like a hidden gem in the city. We saw beautiful exhibits of Monet and Bacon and we had lovely coffee there.
Written 8 July 2023
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805barbaraj
United States202 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Very much enjoyed the Hugh Lane Gallery. The Francis Bacon studio was remarkedly insightful. Creativity through Chaos. The stained glass exhibits were beautiful. The gift shop was stupendous! BTW, it's closed on Mondays.
Written 18 June 2023
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Sandy W
Vancouver, Canada1,355 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Fabulous small gallery— one of the best in Dublin. Couple of Monet paintings and a few other well-known artists. Modern Art from Irish painters. Great gift shop with good prices.
Written 30 May 2023
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Sue
West Kilbride, UK13 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Excellent small gallery in lovely building. With moving reminders of Ireland’s history, and some early impressionists’ work, and more modern offerings, this gallery has something for everyone. Facilities, including a cafe, are in a modern extension. Well worth a visit!
Written 21 May 2023
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA2,948 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
This is free and worthy of an hour. They have two Monet and a couple of Manet. If you’re a fan of Bacon, you’ll appreciate his collection and the messy studio that he worked in. Some nice paintings by artists local to Ireland. I’m saying just OK.
Written 18 May 2023
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DUBLIN CITY GALLERY THE HUGH LANE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
  • Tue - Thu 09:45 - 18:00
  • Fri - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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