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National Gallery of Ireland

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Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Address: Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland
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The National Gallery of Ireland holds the national collection of European...

The National Gallery of Ireland holds the national collection of European and Irish fine art. Admission is free to the permanent and temporary collections. The gallery is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment plan and remains partly open to the public during the works. Please note that entrance to the gallery is via the Clare Street entrance.Masterpieces from the Collection is a special presentation of some of the finest works in the Gallery's collection, now open in the Beit Wing and Millennium Wing (rooms 1 - 10). It includes both Irish and European masterpieces.

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Luckily, we met Turner in January...

We were lucky to visit this museum in January - the only month of the year the Turner collection is open to the public. It was great to see drawings and prints by this great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It could do with learning from other attractions i.e. a large directrory just inside ....the existing board and leaflet leave a lot to be desired as so small....we gave up on trying to find what we came for.

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Assistant at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the National Gallery. I'm sorry that you found your visit less than satisfactory due to our current refurbishment. We are doing necessary upgrades to our building structure and bringing the National Gallery of Ireland up to present museum standards. The completion of the development in mid-2017... More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had an hour to fill before leaving the City for the airport and that was enough for the Gallery as due to the extensive refurb the exhibits are somewhat limited. We didn't have time for the Caravaggio special exhibition which looked well attended. We will visit again once the refurb is completed and hopefully be able to enjoy a... More 

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Assistant at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the National Gallery. During this time, access to the gallery and its physical collection is indeed limited but our curators and exhibitions department are doing their utmost to showcase as much of the highlights of the collection as possible. Thank you for your understanding in this... More 

Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to visit this museum in January - the only month of the year the Turner collection is open to the public. It was great to see drawings and prints by this great artist. The permanent collection was small (due to the work being done on the museum) and not that impressive, but it was nice enough. (But... More 

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Assistant at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the National Gallery. We are delighted to note you enjoyed your visit during our refurbishment and the Turner Exhibition. We look forward to seeing you again on a future visit and when the gallery is fully re-opened. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see the paintings if your in Dublin! Many very famous paintings to see and it's free! Easy to find if your on the hop on hop off bus tour.

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Assistant at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted to hear this kind of feedback from our visitors. We hope to welcome you on a return visit soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to spend some time surrounded by art. The gallery is small but it does have an interesting collection. Admission is free.

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Assistant at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review on The National Gallery of Ireland. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see attraction for the art lovers. Although a significant part of it is closed for restoration, still one should not miss it.

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Assistant at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review on The National Gallery of Ireland. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to welcoming you back when we fully open in June 2017. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a family tour today with the kids. The tour guide was very friendly and managed to keep the kids totally engaged for the good part of an hour. The tour guides were really knowledgeable and entertaining. The kids workshop was totally oversubscribed and perhaps needs to be managed better to facilitate bigger crowds. Overall a great trip!

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Assistant at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review! We are always delighted to hear that kind of feedback from our visitors. All the news, current exhibitions, education events can be found on our website, so you can easily plan your future visit. Thank you once again! More 

Radolfzell am Bodensee, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately every time I go large parts are fenced off, please do change that!! Other Than that not a place to miss when in Dublin, good shop there too

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Assistant at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted to hear this kind of feedback from our visitors. We do our best to show the highlights of the collection due to refurbishment the Gallery is currently ongoing. The completion of the development in mid-2017 will allow our visitors to enjoy our great collection fully. We look... More 

Turnhout, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In between meetings a short stop at the gallery. They are however performing works and signposting is not their forte. Only about 40% of the normal collections seems reachable, but maybe we missen an entrance somewhere.

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Assistant at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the National Gallery. During this time, access to the gallery and its physical collection is indeed limited. However, we do expect to be fully operational this upcoming Summer. We look forward to seeing you again on a future visit. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

The great thing about this museum is that it's free when you visit it but when you compare this museum to other museums were you have to pay for it is not that great. The art exhibitions looks kinda quickly put together and don't represent the Irish national art collection. No.. I'm not a big fan and walked trough the... More 

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Assistant at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review on The National Gallery of Ireland. I'm very sorry that you were disappointed by the limited number of paintings available during our refurbishment. Our curators and exhibitions department are doing their utmost to showcase as much of the highlights of the collection as possible while we continue with our refurbishment... More 

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