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The Model, home of the Niland Collection

The Mall, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 914 1405
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Fin collection of Irish artists

We were impressed by The Model, an art museum housed in the repurposed Model High School, a sober... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Sandy S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Worth visiting if you have an hour to spare

Not a very big collection, but free entry and nice quiet space to sit. Free wifi, cafe and clean... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Amar K
Singapore, Singapore
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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 artist studios on the top floor with enviable views of Sligo town and County. This award-winning building is home to the impressive Niland Collection of art, one of the most notable collections in Ireland and featuring works by John and Jack B. Yeats, Estella Solomons, Paul Henry and Louis Le LeBrocquy among others. The Model has a vibrant music programme which includes an eclectic mix of contemporary and classical music. Integral to all aspects of the Model’s programme is an extensive offering of educational opportunities for children and adults.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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The Mall, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 914 1405

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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

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Not a very big collection, but free entry and nice quiet space to sit. Free wifi, cafe and clean bathroom. I didn't care much for the Ronnie Hughes exhibition- not sure what to make of all the circles and dots and stripes, though he seems...More

Thank Amar K
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A stunning collection of art by Jack Yeats is the highlight of the collection and is undoubtedly worth seeing..it has been lovingly collected over many years and is a great asset to the town.The setting is an old Protestant school which has been lovingly restored

Thank Sean002
Reviewed 26 April 2017

best suited for short business lunches. food was of high quality but price is high. we visit frequently but this is more for convenience than anything else

Thank JaimeAnderson
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We visited in between exhibitions so the main attraction was the Jack Yeats permanent show and it was well worth seeing. The Model is a large space and is built over a number of different levels, so it can be quite daunting to orient yourself...More

Thank traveltripper1
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I really like the Model since it was revamped - I've been a few times now and there is always an exhibit worth whiling away an hour or two. The cafe is great, good food, bright and airy and a lovely place to study or...More

Thank healywp
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

"Ghosts of Other Stories" The title tells you ??? The blurb by the curator refers to glimpses that trigger something and then disappear. I must be a philistine. Yet again I have been bitterly disappointed by what this excellent venue regards as a "show" or...More

3  Thank Brendan J
Reviewed 5 October 2016

A pleasant way to pass a hour. Not the biggest museum visited. Interesting exhibits. The building itself is worth a visit.

1  Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Called in to see the Jack B Yeats exhibition which was lovely and very interesting to see the magazines the Cula Press produced so long ago. Decided to have lunch and was mightily impressed with a goats cheese, chorizo and red onion jam salad I...More

Thank Merccodon
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I'd never been before, so asked at the desk what was worth seeing. Unfortunately I was between exhibits, and much of the building was closed as they were hanging a new exhibition.However, the young and very knowledgable young woman at the desk talked me through...More

1  Thank Ajsper3001
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