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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful collection of paintings and prints. The latest exhibit of beasts from a previously unknown collection is superb. Well displayed in the drawings part of the museum they were counterpointed with stuffed examples of some of the animals pictured in the drawings....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Truffie
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and the National Gallery of Ireland. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the Curious Creatures: Frans Post and Brazil exhibition which just ended on December 9th. For more upcoming exhibitions you can visit the gallery website. We hope to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great art but what really makes this museum are the beautiful surroundings. Spectacular buildings (a mix of old and new), decor super, all impeccably maintained and artworks v well presented. The rediscovered Caravaggio is a real treat and the special (extra charge) exhibition on Canaletto...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PhilipPJ64
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Gallery and enjoy the building and it's architecture as well as the collection itself. With four wings built at different...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited the Vermeer exhibition here earlier in the year - it was my first visit to the Gallery. The exhibition itself was lovely and the booking system was very efficient. I have been back twice since then and it’s a lovely relaxing experience. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bridget5ireland
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and find the facilities accessible and the shop of high quality. You can find out more about upcoming exhibitions, events and tours in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a stroll through this lovely museum to see Masterwork paintings and regional art. Don't miss it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RichmondBoyds
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I enyoed this gallery a lot and I think it's very complete. The lady at the entrace was very nice and explained us how to best organize our tour. A place like this would never have free entrance where I live. All my compliments for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LaPetitePochette
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and found the information desk volunteers helpful. Thank you for your comments and we hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the National Gallery of Art in late November on a Thursdays evening. I spent about 1.5 hours here. The gallery was not crowded and the size is very manageable. The gallery is not massive like the Louvre (Paris) or El Prado (Madrid). There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christian_elpintor
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit including the European and Irish art on display. We hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Gallery of Ireland has been greatly improved since being modernized. The big airy spaces hold a good collection of European art. The paintings are well displayed, although I find the modern style of dimly lighting paintings in galleries most annoying. The gallery has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are pleased to hear you found the Gallery improved since its refurbishment last year. While some spaces are dimly lit in order to protect the works on paper, most of the galleries are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is close city centre and free museum. It has a lots of good energy and arts. It has art exhibition sometimes

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank semab245
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. We open 361 days of the year and have the permanent collection on view as a range of temporary exhibitions. We hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some fairly decent exhibits but we didn't quite manage everything as staff started throwing people out 20 minutes before closing.

Date of experience: November 2018
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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. We hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is free and the galleries are well laid out based on time period. There are some beautiful paintings here. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelIntl
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again soon.

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Voyage20894
8 October 2018|
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Response from NatGalIrl | Property representative |
Entrance to the National Gallery of Ireland is free. There are some temporary exhibitions that require admission and for these, such as the current Roderic O'Conor exhibition, the €5 ticket applies for Thursdays after 5pm... More
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Kaiser1898
2 January 2017|
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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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