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“Art for free!”

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
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Ranked #36 of 546 things to do in Dublin
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Free entrance, but un-payable value guaranteed! I really was surprised that you do not have to pay an admission fee, but get the chance to see some really impressive pieces of art. This gallery definitely deserves your donation!

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Small for a gallery but well arranged and simple to follow. Good range of work from an important Renoir through to Bacon via Lavery and J B Yeats. The jewel in the crown is Bacon's studio which was bought over from Kensington bit by bit. Free entry but €2 is suggested donation and why wouldn't you. There's a book shop which looks ok and a good size cafe. I love a good gallery not only for the art but the peace and ambiance. If my visit is anything to go by you can expect one or two schools to drop in like a bomb but hey, it's better they learn to appreciate art.

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you like light airy elegant historic surroundings in which to view good art both old and new without spending hours doing it you will love the Hugh Lane Gallery. There is even a reconstruction of Francis Bacon's studio !
A great find in a busy city and , for my money, better than the National Gallery

Thank Gabrielle S
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is an art gallery full of promise and awe. Hugh Lane, who died on the Lusitania made sure that this would be Dublin's Premier Art Gallery, he was so right.

Thank DJCass
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Most famous for the Bacon experience (his workshop is incredible) but actually we were most surprised by the excellent small collection of really good impressionist paintings - well worth a visit for art lovers - children are encouraged to do their own pictures of the paintings on the wall (although possibly not of the ladies who have not had time to put their clothes on)

Thank Stephen R
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