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The Model, home of the Niland Collection

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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small and perfectly formed

What a great treat a stylish modern gallery in the middle of Sligo. To say it punches above its... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
mark g
Cork, Ireland

A very unexpected and quite lovely modern art museum! Was a bit disappointed with the current show... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Lisa B
Paris, France
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The Model, home of The Niland Collection, is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary arts centres. The building boasts a café, a bookshop, a wonderful gallery circuit, a purpose built performance space and digital cinema and a suite of impressive...more
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The Mall, Sligo F91 TP20, Ireland
+353 71 914 1405
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To say it was August bank holiday weekend, there wasn’t much going on. One of the galleries was closed for changing an exhibition. The others weren’t really contemporary art and I’m not at all sure I thought much of Jack Yeats’ work! The shop was...More

1  Thank betweensnowandsky
Reviewed 3 July 2018

What a great treat a stylish modern gallery in the middle of Sligo. To say it punches above its weight is an understatement this was a pleasant a gallery experience as any I've been to. The bonus here was a collection of portraits of the...More

1  Thank mark g
Reviewed 16 June 2018

A very unexpected and quite lovely modern art museum! Was a bit disappointed with the current show, Yeats portraits, was expecting son Jack, but saw father, John...huge talent, but still prefer his son...an icon in ireland, but sadly unknown elsewhere!

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 8 June 2018

This is the sort of sophisticated venue normally only found in a much larger city. Interesting permanent and temporary exhibitions of the highest international standard. Exemplary re-use of an old building with cutting-edge intervention. Good cafe. Good access for disabled within the building, though disabled...More

1  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Attended a great concert in the Model recently.Entertainment was world class. The building is old but modernised. The cafe is very pleasant but a bit slow to get served.

1  Thank Pat C
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Great Global food for free! Very tasty and one man show a treat! The beautiful singer raised out spirits for a better more equal world!! There are so many talented and creative refugees just waiting around Globe House to give their best foot forward in...More

2  Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Built as a school originally, the building lends itself (with the addition of some inspirational modifications) to a exhibiting collections. The light is superb and although I'm no art lover (I like what I understand) the collections on show included some stunning pieces. I loved...More

1  Thank Linda_Laleston
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The Model Arts centre is one of the biggest and best contemporary Art centres in the whole of Ireland and it's free. Home of a large permanent collection of turn of the 20th century internationally renowned Sligo artist Jack B. Yeats which in itself is...More

2  Thank generator5000
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Model is a great place for anyone interested in art who has an hour to spare in Sligo. Entrance is free, but you can make a donation. The space itself is very light and it was surprisingly quiet when I visited, despite it being...More

3  Thank Aprilia96
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We were impressed by The Model, an art museum housed in the repurposed Model High School, a sober columned affair with interior spaces and a modern add-on that lent themselves to galleries with long sight lines, doing justice to contemporary paintings by allowing one to...More

3  Thank Sandy S
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