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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
Phone Number: + 353 1 661 5133
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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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When will they finish the roof

I love the National Gallery but it is just not the same with so many rooms closed. It seems like they have been like that forever. But there are still some great treasures here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the National Gallery but it is just not the same with so many rooms closed. It seems like they have been like that forever. But there are still some great treasures here and the Leonardo Di Vinci exhibition was fasinating

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gallery hosts Rembrandt, Goya, da Vinci, Monet and other famous and impressive paintings. It's free access and good to see on a rainy day. Also fast to reach from Trinity College.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Undergoing construction, but European renaissance gallery is open. Have temporary exhibit of 10 drawings by Leonardo DaVinci from the Queen’s collection. Nice gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is UNDER renovation..... they did have a small amount of HM Queen Elizabeth 11 collection of da Vinci drawings. One needed a ticket to see that exhibit. The museum is free but not much to see due to the renovations but to see the da Vinci drawings was SPECATACULAR

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to the Gallery. I am from Canada and there is no Gallery that has many impressive paintings with a long history! Plus, you can take a picture ( no flash) most of paintings so that you can take a good memory with it. There are so many paintings that are created by famous artists such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went specifically to see the DaVinci drawings on loan but were amazed by the amount of "popular" paintings on permanent display here. Navigation was a little hit and miss but it only added to the mystery and element of surprise

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They are doing construction all around the block and we didn't see any signs pointing to the new entrance so we went a ways out of our way to find the entrance. The admittance seems to be free but you need a ticket to go into certain exhibits, even if they're free and then you may have to wait -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In preparation for some major construction they have most 'the best of collection' to one floor for the next several months. What we saw was lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent building great design well laid out worth a few hours looking around the different rooms clean toilets and a nice cafe too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the DaVinci drawing before the exhibition finished. I was amazed at how small they were. The level of detail in them is fancinating - well worth a visit if you can get there before Sunday 24th July. I highly recommend the book shop and all the staff are extremely helpful. There is a cafe in there... More 

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