1. Home
  2. Visit us
  3. Accessibility for visitors with disabilities
Accessibility for visitors with disabilities

Photo of a woman with her back to the camera, wearing a red coat, standing in the lobby of the Millennium Wing of the National Gallery of Ireland.

© National Gallery of Ireland. Photographer: Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2017Credit

Visitor notice: Following Government advice, the Gallery will be closed from 24 December 2020 until further notice.

If you have booked tickets for our Mondrian exhibition after this date, our exhibition desk team will be in touch.

You can contact us at  for general queries, or at  for queries about our Mondrian exhibition.

You can visit the Gallery Shop online


The National Gallery of Ireland is committed to providing a fully accessible experience for all visitors.


Free entry for carers to all ticketed exhibitions and education events. Pre-booking is essential for our Mondrian exhibition. Book Mondrian tickets here


Entering the building

Before 5.15pm

We are operating a one-way route through the Gallery. Enter through the Merrion Square entrance only, and exit through the Clare Street door.

From 5.15pm, Tuesday to Friday

Our Gallery Shop and Mondrian exhibition are open late until 7.45pm from Tuesday to Friday; the rest of the Gallery closes at 5.30pm. If you are visiting the Gallery Shop or Mondrian after 5.15pm, please enter and exit via Clare Street.



There are disabled parking spaces located outside the Merrion Square entrance to the Gallery


Wheelchair access

All galleries and facilities are wheelchair and buggy accessible


Wheelchairs to borrow

Wheelchairs are available for use in the Gallery free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis



Bathroom facilities are available for visitors with impaired mobility


Changing Places

The Changing Places facility is available to use. Please contact 087 117 0880 for the key and more information about this facility.


Assistance dogs

Visitors with guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the Gallery


Hearing induction loops

Hearing induction loops are fitted at the information desks, the lecture theatre and Gallery Shop


We’re here to help

Please ask for assistance if required, as you may find the doors throughout the Gallery heavy


AsIAm Approved Autism Friendly Accreditation

The National Gallery of Ireland has received AsIAm Approved Autism Friendly Accreditation. Nationally recognised as the trusted standard in autism inclusion and accessibility, the Gallery is Ireland’s first National Cultural Institution to receive this accreditation.


Accessibility Statement

Download our accessibility statement here


Contact us

Our Access Officers are Síle Boylan and Brina Casey.

For any queries relating to accessibility in the National Gallery of Ireland please email Síle and Brina at

A child on a free tour of the permanent collection in the Millennium Wing in front of 'Women in an Eastern Courtyard'. © National Gallery of Ireland

Social Guide | Winter 2020

Download, print and read our social guide (PDF) about visiting the Gallery. This will help first-time visitors, as well as families and people with developmental and learning disabilities to prepare for a visit to the Gallery.

Download the Social Guide

A view over the Merrion Square courtyard. © National Gallery of Ireland.

Accessibility maps

Maps outlining all facilities and lifts are available at the information desks or online (PDF).

Download the Accessibility Map 

Discover more

  • Photo of a child sitting on the floor taking part in an art workshop.

    Sensory activities

    Activities for children who seek sensory input

  • Photo of a young woman and older woman making crafts in an art workshop.

    Dementia inclusive in-home resource

    For people with dementia and their carers to enjoy art at home

  • Photo of a child's hand reaching for a coloured marker in a box.

    National Gallery at Home

    Connect with your national collection online

  • A visitor using their phone. © National Gallery of Ireland.

    Audio Guides

    Listen on your own device and headphones