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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 today

Lovely museum, much to see. We loved wandering around the galleries. Splendid art, friendly staff. We liked that it was one of my he stops on the Hop On Hop Off bus so it was easy for us to visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ConnieatBamff
Reviewed today

I must say that we all found the layout of the gallery confusing and not really in a chronological order. This isn't helped by the change in levels and physical barriers between the new and old. Perhaps we needed to spend a bit more time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely art pieces in the city center for free! My friends and I enjoyed it very much. We spent three hours there without even noticing!!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank georgiossakarellos
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded today

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on the 21st December 2018. Free entry. Spent about 2 hours here. Well laid out galleries and you are provided with more than enough information about each piece of art work. Good mix of different artists/periods from my limited experience of art galleries. Highlight...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and found a good range of artwork on display. Thank you for your comments and we hope to welcome you back to the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been such a pleasure to once again roam through the restored saloons and galleries of the national art museum . I come to the gallery on my yearly visits to Dublin. The gallery has free enterance except for some temporary exhibitions. There are two...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marie G
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed you visit and appreciated the range of both Irish and European art on display as well as the building itself. You can find out more...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum houses many beautiful works of art, of course, but I especially enjoyed the works by Irish artists that I’d not seen before.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travelingBard23
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the works of Irish artists that you had not viewed before. We hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum had limited exhibits that I found interesting. There was 1 section that had some contemporary art but the rest was a little more limited. However the building that housed was modern and the the exhibits were laid out cleanly and well organized. I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kgv2828
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. The primary focus of the Gallery's collection is that of the Old Masters (the collection dates back to the 13th century) up until the mid 20th century. While there are contemporary works...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They didn’t seem to have a wide variety of art pieces; expect mostly/only European art. Great that it’s free; audio guide comes without charge too. Cafe and shop were comfortable and lovely places to visit too.More

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

Thank you for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. The National Gallery of Ireland specializes in Irish and European Art, ranging from the 13th century to the present day. Thank you for your comments and we hope to welcome you back to the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this gallery, the collection is varied and well-presented. The building is welcoming and organised with lots of seating throughout. The staff were very friendly, offering to store my suitcase for free while I explored the museum. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank schonenacht
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 pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and found the collection was varied. We hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't end up going into the gallery but the cafe had great tea and cakes. Museum shop was also really nice and had lots of nice gift ideas.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Molly H
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 pleased to hear you enjoyed the shop and cafe, we hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again in the future.

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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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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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