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Visiting the National Gallery

National Gallery of Ireland
Merrion Square West
01 6615133
01 6615372
Today's Hours: 9:30AM - 5:30PM
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About Us

The National Gallery of Ireland holds the national collection of European and Irish fine art.

About the Collection
The National Gallery houses some 14,000 paintings, sculptures, works on paper and objets d’art dating from the early thirteenth century through to the mid-twentieth century.

The collection boasts an impressive range of masterpieces by artists from the major European schools of art and also features the world's most comprehensive collection of Irish fine art.

Gallery Shop
The Gallery shop offers a wide range of books relating to all aspects of art as well as a fantastic choice of stationery and other merchandise inspired by the Gallery’s collection. In particular our childrens section provides a unique and varied selection of art related books, games and craft materials.

Library & Archives
The library and archive collections are a significant resources for anyone interested in researching art and its associated disciplines. These collections are held in the Art Library, the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art, the Yeats Archive and the NGI Institutional Archive. Rich and varied, these resources relate to the national and international development of the visual arts from the middle ages onwards and support the study of the development the Western European artistic tradition.

The collections are available for consultation in the reading rooms of the Art Library and Centre for the Study of Irish Art. Tours and introductions may be arranged by request.