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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

| Charlemont House Parnell Square North, Dublin D01 F2X9, Ireland
+353 1 222 5550
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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. 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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| Charlemont House Parnell Square North, Dublin D01 F2X9, Ireland
+353 1 222 5550
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

The Hugh Lane houses Francis Bacon's studio and quite a few Francis Bacon paintings. The paintings were all down when I went, but they have an impressive art collection anyway, and the building is a nice space to wander through.

Thank jls796
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Perfect to nip in to if you've got 10 mins spare or an hour to look closely at the fabulous exhibits. My personal highlight is the Harry Clarke stained glass (I had seen the original artwork in at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork the...More

Thank Adrian P
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is a hidden gem! It is a wonderful free! museum and worth a stop. It is in Hugh Lane's former home. It is also called the "municipal gallery of modern art" but there is ALOT of art there which I do not consider modern...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The gallery itself is really great, perfect collections. Bacon's studio is a pearl of the collection and "virtual" visit and the film really helps to understand to this great artist.

Thank D0cumenta
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I love most art galleries I visit on my travels, and I really enjoyed this one. I would recommend stopping by to have a look around. It is the perfect activity for a rainy day in Dublin.

Thank Rachael S
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Fabulous Collection of The Best of international art from Impressionists to Modern to Contemporary. A Plus: unknown to non-Irish the exquisite Irish artists of all eras. The F. Bacon studio a read surprise and a real treat of such a genius.

Thank robin m
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This museum isn't as busy as the national gallery, but boasts quite a few gems. The main attraction would be Bacon's studio which was rebuilt completely. There is no entrance fee.

Thank Klaas R
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The best time to go is during the week, as some of the smaller galleries can induce a bit of claustrophobia at weekends! The Hugh Lane collection is the basis of the gallery's permanent collection, so it is mostly 19th- early 20th century works, but...More

Thank GlendaDublin
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I love Dublin for its hidden gems, and this collection of works of art - originally disputed with the National Gallery in London - is in its rightful place: Dublin. A wonderful collection of predominantly Irish art, with some outstanding international pieces like Renoir's Les...More

Thank Adrian_Chatfield
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This is a fairly compact gallery with many terrific works. The most interesting of course is the Francis Bacon studio recreated exactly as it was in London. Organized chaos!

Thank Lorelei M
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22 May 2017|
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Response from Stephen R | Reviewed this property |
That is correct - top end of O'Connell St
22 May 2017|
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Response from Adrian P | Reviewed this property |
It's close to the north end of O'Connell Street and on many of the tour bus routes. There are lots of hotels in this district, it's prime tourist territory
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Response from FlyMeToRio | Reviewed this property |
The Hugh Lane gallery is a museum - though, I have stayed at the Maldron on Cardiff Lane (city center, east of Trinity College), and they offer rooms with two full / queen beds easily. In fact, I've found this is more... More