Where to Visit

Where to Visit

While in Dublin be sure to visit the other National Cultural Institutions. We have the best of what Ireland has to offer in art, music, literature, theatre and history and have developed a series of exciting exhibitions, events and performances through which you can explore and engage in our rich cultural heritage. Explore Ireland’s national treasures – there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Chester Beatty Library
Art Museum & Library featuring world-class exhibitions of Asian, Islamic and Western art.
Admission Free
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Fri; Sat 11am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm
Closed: Mon Oct-April
Chester Beatty Library Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
T: +353 (01) 407 0750| www.cbl.ie | info@chesterbeatty.ie

Crawford Art Gallery
A fine art museum, with a collection spanning the eighteenth century to the present, including Graeco-Roman casts and Neo-Classical sculptures and contemporary Irish.
Admission Free
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon- Sat (4.45pm last entrance)
Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
T: +353 (0)21 480 5042|www.crawfordartgallery.ie | info@crawfordartgallery.ie

Irish Museum of Modern Art
Ireland’s leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art.
Opening Hours:
Tues – Sat 10am – 5.30pm; Wed 10.30am – 5.30pm (Last entrance 5.15pm)
Closed Mondays
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
T: +353 (01) 612 9900, | www.imma.ie | info@imma.ie

National Archives
The National Archives preserves and makes accessible Ireland’s state archival heritage dating back to the 14th- century.
Admission free
Opening hours: 10.00 – 17.00 Monday – Friday
National Archive, Bishop Street, Dublin 8,
T: + 353 (0)1 407 2300 / Lo Call: + 353 1890 252424 |
www.nationalarchives.ie | mail@nationalarchives.ie

National Concert Hall
The National Concert Hall is the premier classical music venue in Ireland hosting weekly performances by the resident RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and hosting a wide range of classical, jazz, world-music, contemporary and traditional music concerts.
Tickets prices: varies depending on concert
Box Office Opens: Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm
(open two hours prior to a concert on Sundays/Bank Holidays)
National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Box Office: + 353 (01) 417 00 00 | www.nch.ie | info@nch.ie

National Gallery of Ireland
The Gallery houses the national collection of Irish and European fine art, a National Portrait Collection and room dedicated to work by Jack B. Yeats. Admission free
Opening Hours
Mon – Sat 9.30am-5.30pm; Thurs 5.30pm-8.30pm. Sun 12.00pm-5.30pm. Public Holidays 10.00am-5.30pm.
National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
T: + 353 (0)1 661 5133 | www.nationalgallery.ie | info@ngi.ie

National Library of Ireland
Collecting, preserving and sharing Ireland’s print, visual and manuscript collections and genealogical material.
Admission free
Opening Hours:
Mon – Wed9.30am – 9pm; Thurs & Fri 9.30am – 5pm; Sat9.30am – 1pm (exhibitions open until 4.30pm)
National Library of Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin 2
T: +353 (01) 603 0200 | www.nli.ie | info@nli.ie

National Photographic Archive
Showcasing Ireland’s historical and contemporary photographic collections
Opening hours:
Mon – Sat: 10.00am – 4.45pm; Sun: 12.00pm – 4.45pm
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: +353 (01) 603 0200 |www.nli.ie |info@nli.ie

National Museum of Ireland
Ireland’s premier cultural institution and home to the greatest collections of Irish material heritage, culture and natural history
Admission Free


Decorative Arts & History: Displays and wide range of artefacts charting Ireland’s economic, social, political and military progress through the ages.
Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7
Tel: +353 (0) 1 6777444| www.museum.ie | info@museum.ie

Archaeology: The home for all archaeological objects found in Ireland and artifacts dating from 7000BC to the 20th Century.
Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 (0) 1 6777444| www.museum.ie | info@museum.ie

Natural History: Exhibits of animals from Ireland and overseas, geological exhibits from a total collection of about 2 million scientific specimens.
Merrion Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 (0) 1 6777444| www.museum.ie | info@museum.ie

Country Life: A unique opportunity to see how the people of Ireland lived in the hundred years between the Great Famine and the end of the 1950s.
Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Tel: +353 (0) 94 9031755 | www.museum.ie | tpark@museum.ie

Opening Hours
Tues – Sat: 10am – 5pm; Sun: 2pm – 5pm; Closed Mondays

The Heritage Council
Works with communities to propose policies and priorities for the identification, protection, preservation and enhancement of the national heritage.
Opening hours
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm
The Heritage Council, Áras na hOidhreachta, Church Lane, Kilkenny
T. + 353 (0) 56 777 0777 | www.heritagecouncil.ie | mail@heritagecouncil.ie

Ireland’s National Cultural Institutions offer a wide range of education and access programmes. Visit each organisations website or visit www.cnc.ie for more information.