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
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
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
The Changing Places facility is available to use. Please contact 087 117 0880 for the key and more information about this facility.
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.
Download our accessibility statement here
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
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
Maps outlining all facilities and lifts are available at the information desks or online (PDF).
Download the Accessibility Map
Activities for children who seek sensory input
Dementia inclusive in-home resource
For people with dementia and their carers to enjoy art at home
National Gallery at HomeConnect with your national collection online
Listen on your own device and headphones