Where Art and Ideas Meet

Visit Dublin’s City Gallery with its world class collection of modern and contemporary art in the heart of Dublin City. There you will see works by Manet, Monet, Renoir and Degas alongside works by leading Irish artists, international contemporary artists. The renowned Francis Bacon’s studio and archive are also on view. The gallery is an oasis of calm in a bustling city, where visitors can relax while enjoying the City’s art collection and temporary exhibitions, rest in the café and browse through the bookshop.

The gallery’s original collection of modern art was presented by Sir Hugh Lane in 1908. In the years since, under the governance of Dublin City Council, the Gallery has built on this exceptional foundation and spirit. It has grown the collection considerably with the same focus on the exceptional. The Gallery continues to focus on modern and contemporary art and excellence in Irish art practice.
Charlemont House was designed by William Chambers in 1763 for James Caulfeild The first Earl of Charlemont and was refurbished as a public art gallery in 1933.

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 www.hughlane.ie for details.

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

Opening Times:

Open Year Round, Tuesday to Sunday

See the website for opening times. 


Admission Prices:

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.

Public Transport:
Luas (Green): Parnell, O’Connell Upper
Dart: Connolly, Tara Street
Bus: See www.dublinbus.ie

Map Location: 53.354143, -6.264588
Contact Hugh Lane Gallery

Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland

Eircode: D01 F2X9
T: +353 (0)1 222 5550
E: info.hughlane@dublincity.ie
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