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The Model, home of the Niland Collection

The Mall, Sligo F91 TP20, Ireland
+353 71 914 1405
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Unexpected

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lisa B
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Paris, France
Outstanding public gallery.

This is the sort of sophisticated venue normally only found in a much larger city. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard P
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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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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  • Terrible2%
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The Mall, Sligo F91 TP20, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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!

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Richard P
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Reviewed 5 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.

Thank Pat C
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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

1  Thank Margaret H
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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
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Reviewed 29 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

1  Thank generator5000
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Reviewed 20 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

2  Thank Aprilia96
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Reviewed 18 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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Reviewed 17 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

2  Thank Amar K
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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

2  Thank Sean002
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