The world’s first known public gallery of modern art.

The Hugh Lane Gallery houses one of Ireland’s foremost collections of modern and contemporary art and includes almost 2,000 artworks, ranging from the Impressionist masterpieces of Manet, Monet, Renoir and Degas to works by leading national and international contemporary artists.

The Gallery has dynamic temporary exhibitions as well as exploring multimedia and the Gallery stages historical and retrospective exhibitions, particularly of Irish art.

The Hugh Lane is home to the entire contents of Francis Bacon’s Reece Mews Studio. The reconstructed studio provides invaluable insight into the artist’s life.

One of the permanent exhibitions on the ground floor of the new wing is the Sean Scully room which contains paintings presented by the artist in 2006.

Kids workshops are held on some Sundays, and there are also concerts held on some Sundays in the Sculpture garden, check for details.

  • One of Ireland’s foremost collections of modern and contemporary art
  • Permanent exhibitions
  • Occasional workshops and concerts
Open Year Round

Opening Times:

Tuesday to Thursday 09.45 to 18.00
Friday 09.45 to 17.00
Saturday 10.00 to 17.00
Sunday 11.00 to 17.00
Closed Mondays


Admission Prices 2018:

Free admission

Useful Information

Café and bookshop are open during gallery hours.

Parking: City Centre on-street pay & display

Getting There

In the heart of Dublin, minutes walk from O’Connell Street

Map Location: 53.354143, -6.264588
Contact Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland

Eircode: D01 F2X9
T: +353 (0)1 222 5550
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