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National Gallery

Title:
National Gallery
When:
Open Date
Location:
National Gallery
Category:
Exhibitions

Description

Monday - Saturday (including Public Holidays) 9.15am - 5.30pm
Thursday 9.15am - 8.30pm
Sunday 11am - 5.30pm

Shutdown of the galleries begins 15 minutes before closing time.

It's free

It's free

Open 361 days of the year, the Gallery holds more than 15,000 works. Spend an afternoon or an hour visiting the highlights of the collection, and discovering the national collection.

It's not only admission that's free - you can also attend free lectures, tours and workshops, as well as borrow audioguides and drawing kits.

Family Fun

There's lots for all the family at the National Gallery - come along to free workshops, borrow family packs and children's audioguides, or join one of our holiday and mid-term courses for children and teenagers.

Learn more about art

Join one of our free tours, come to a talk, enroll in one of our lecture series, symposiums or drawing courses, or simply borrow one of our free audio guides. There are lots of different and exciting ways to learn more about art.

Catch up with friends

Centrally located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, the National Gallery is an ideal meeting place. Have lunch or coffee in our large café on the ground floor, run by Itsa, browse in our award-winning bookshop, or join one of our free tours.


National Gallery

Location:
National Gallery
Street:
Merrion Square West , Dublin 2, Dublin
City:
Dublin
Country:
Ireland
Phone:
Tel. +353-1-661 5133
Email:
info@ngi.ie
Website:
www.nationalgallery.ie

Description

There are both permanent and temporary exhibitions in this magnificent gallery. The permanent ones are: Arts of the Book – Here, visitors can view books from the ancient world including the famous Chester Beatty Love Poems (c.1160 BC), Egyptian Books of the Dead and beautifully illuminated medieval European manuscripts and fine European printed books, as well as Old Master prints. Sacred Traditions - on the second floor exhibits the sacred texts, illuminated manuscripts and miniature paintings from the great religions and systems of belief represented in the collections - Christianity, Islam and Buddhism with smaller displays on Confucianism, Daoism, Sikhism and Jainism. As well as housing paintings that span the 14th to 20th century, the collection also covers most most of the continents. There is a good collection of Irish Paintings and a ‘room’ devoted to the works of all the Yates family. Also in the Irish collection is Hamilton, Barry, Lavery and Orpen Roberts, O'Conor, Hone, Danby, Osborne and Leech. One of the more ‘celebrated’ paintings in its collection would be Caravaggio: The Taking of Christ (1602). Celebrated, not only because of the artist, but also it’s a most interesting route to the walls of the gallery! Alfred Beit donated on of the single biggest gifts to the gallery in 1976. The collection includes. Goya, Turner, Hobbema, Velázquez, Vermeer. Annually there is an exhibition of Turner Watercolours. The 35 watercolours are only on view in January. The benefactor of the paintings, Henry Vaughan, insisted, that in order to preserve tem paints – they should be kept out of sunlight, so January having the lowest level of sun and sunlight ours was the chosen month to exhibit the paintings.