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National Gallery of Ireland

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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 collections. The historic wings have recently been refurbished and reopened to the public. Entrance to the gallery is...more
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Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 661 5133
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even if you only see the European and Irish collections, you’ll still be here for a couple of delightful hours. The European gallery from 1850-1950 has wonderful works from Picasso, Monet, Gris, Rodin, Velasquez, Vermeer and many others. The Irish galleries feature the greatest artists...More

Thank CATravelogger
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great central gallery on the Hop/on Hop/off route. A good variety of art both paintings and sculpture. Free to enter general exhibitions. Spend an hour or two.

Thank Timtom57
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a must do on our list when visiting Dublin. Any time we travel, we try and see as many museum as we can, especially the national galleys. We really wanted to see the famous Caravaggio painting. The museum itself is located by St...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ended up here because it was the first thing near us that opened after an early-morning landing. And wow, what a pleasant surprise! To see so many amazing collections of paintings and sculpture completely for free was a real treat. Make sure you don't...More

Thank aidanboleyn
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed the art in the many wings and rooms with fine pieces from Caravaggio, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Picasso, Monet and JB Yeats. It is an ideal gallery to see Irish art. Entry is free.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Making our way from our hotel on Mespil Road to Grafton Street we detoured and found the National Gallery. Like all National museums in Ireland, admission is free. Donations are greatly appreciated. The greeters were very friendly and helpful. The exhibits were nice with one...More

Thank dunn_banda
Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened across this museum trying to find the Natural History museum around the corner. Happy find, we spent an hour or two here, and it was free for entry. Beautiful building as well as a lot more art than we anticipated across a long...More

Thank Julia C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This large museum is filled with huge amount of beautiful and impressive art set in a beautiful interior. But from the outside, the museum is so well camouflaged to the block that you may easily miss it completely. Luckily the friendly and handsome security officers...More

Thank EijaMaija
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free!! No charge for general entry. Terrific collection in a very grand building. Lots of John and Jack Yeats. El Greco and Vermeer are stunning.

Thank Roy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have a good range of art works by old masters which I prefer over contemporary modern arts. This museum is free admission. Unbelievable considering the variety they offer.

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2 January 2017|
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Response from NatGalIrl | Property representative |
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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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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Response from Rustydancer | Reviewed this property |
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