5 MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES FOR YOU TO VISIT IN DUBLIN

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Apart from its beautiful sights and amazing landscapes, Dublin is also a city full of museums and galleries for those who fancy arts. The city’s artistic heritage and collections are quite impressive, once Dublin is not a worldwide recognized artistic centre, however the city brings important names of the artistic scene. For this reason we decided to list 5 museums and galleries for you to visit during your stay in Dublin. Check them out below:

NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND:

This gallery brings only works of famous European and Irish artists. Its collection has approximately 10.000 works, including famous paintings and also sculptures, drawings, and prints of artists such as Rembrandt, Diego Velazquez, and the father of impressionism Claude Monet. You can check all the gallery’s information by clicking here.

Address: Merrion Square W, Dublin 2.
Opening hours: From Monday to Saturday, the gallery opens at 9:15 am and closes at 5:30 pm. On Sunday it opens at 11 am and closes at the same time.

DUBLIN CITY GALLERY – THE HUGH LANE:

This is Dublin’s most famous modern art gallery. Actually Hugh Lane is regarded as the first known public gallery of modern art in the world. Its collection includes works of artists such as Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The gallery also hosts Francis Bacon’s famous studio that is now permanently on display. It’s a small gallery but it’s full of history and amazing masterpieces. Check by clicking here.

Address: Charlemont House, Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin.
Opening hours: From Tuesday to Thursday, the gallery opens at 9:45 am and closes at 6 pm. On Friday it opens at 9:45 am and closes at 5 pm. On Saturday it opens at 40 am and closes at 5 pm. And finally on Sunday it opens at 11 am and closes at 5 pm.


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IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART:

This is home for the Irish national collection. The museum – as the name says – brings works of modern and contemporary artists. It has more than 3.500 artworks of Irish and also international artists. Its collection has names such as Janet Mullarney, Gerard Byrne, Lucian Freud among others. Check by clicking here.

Address: Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Military Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Opening Hours: From Tuesday to Friday the museum opens at 11:30 am and closes at 5:30 pm. On Saturday it opens at 10 am and closes at 5:30 pm. On Sunday it opens at 12 and it closes at 5:30 pm. The museum doesn’t work on Mondays.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND – ARCHAEOLOGY:

The National Museum of Ireland is divided into two. The main part is where the Celtic and the Medieval art lie, and it’s also where you will find some incredible creatures such as dinosaurs and also extinct animals. It’s worthy the visit. Find out more by clicking here.

Address: Kildare St, Dublin 2
Opening Hours: From Tuesday to Friday the museum opens at 11:30 am and closes at 5:30 pm. On Saturday it opens at 10 am and closes at 5:30 pm. On Sunday it opens at 12 and it closes at 5:30 pm. The museum doesn’t work on Mondays.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND – DECORATIVE ARTS AND HISTORY:

This is a branch of the National Museum of Ireland and it’s where you will find some works and paintings made by some European and Irish artists. You will also be able to find some furniture, silver, and ceramics that are examples of the Irish folk life. Find out more.

Address: Collins Barracks, Benburb St, Arran Quay, Dublin
Opening Hours: From Tuesday to Friday the museum opens at 11:30 am and closes at 5:30 pm. On Saturday it opens at 10 am and closes at 5:30 pm. On Sunday it opens at 12 and it closes at 5:30 pm. The museum doesn’t work on Mondays.

We hope that you enjoy and make the most of these incredible museums and galleries in Ireland. Always remember that famous Thomas Merton’s quote: “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Therefore, appreciate art as much as you can.

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