National Gallery of Ireland
The National Collection of Irish and European Art
The National Gallery was founded in 1854 and opened its doors to the public a decade later. It displays an expansive collection of Irish paintings, as well as housing notable international collections of Italian Baroque and Dutch Masters paintings among others. Whether you are taking part in a tour or just losing yourself among the art, it is easy to lose track of time exploring this building which is as much a work of art as the pieces it contains. Its library and archives collection is also open to the public and features over 100,000 volumes relating to the history of art.
The gallery is an essential part of visiting Dublin for every art enthusiast and anyone just looking for an interesting and memorable way to spend a day out, and it is located just a 15 minute walk from the Drury Court!
Other Museums & Galleries
Ireland Emigrant Museum
Little Museum of Dublin
One of Europe’s most charming small museums
Museum of Literature
A museum of literature for the world’s greatest story tellers
National Museum of Archaeology
Home of the world-famous Bog Bodies
National Museum of History and Decorative Arts
A military barracks turned fascination cultural experience