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National Gallery of Ireland

Photo: Roy Hewson

National Gallery of Ireland

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Saturday 13 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 14 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

The beautifully transformed spaces in the Dargan and Milltown Wings are the result of a multimillion-euro refurbishment project that has been carried out by the Office of Public Works’ Project Management Services, with architects Heneghan Peng as the Design Team Leaders. The project was co-funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the National Gallery of Ireland, and the Office of Public Works. Original 19th Century architectural features and spaces are revealed and majestic windows now open onto a spacious light-filled courtyard created by Heneghen Peng. This new courtyard dramatically enhances visitors’ orientation between the historic Dargan and Milltown wings. It is also the site for a dramatic sculpture, Magnus Modus, by Joseph Walsh. Nominated for European Museum of the Year in 2018, and winner of the RIAI Culture-Public Building award in 2018, the Gallery continues its mission of serving the public in their enrichment and enjoyment of visual art.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Wheelchair accessible.

Designed by: The Office of Public Works’ Project Management Services, with architects Heneghan Peng as the Design Team Leaders.
Building Date: 1864, 1902, 2001, refurbished 2017
Location: Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

People like you make Open House Dublin possible!

Open House Dublin is presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF): a non-profit arts organisation that communicates the value of architecture.

The IAF presents Open House Dublin each year as just one part of a rich and unique offering. Our year-round programme includes exhibitions, talks, film screenings, symposia, competitions, publications, school and community workshops. You can help to secure our future by becoming an IAF member, or simply by donating directly.

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Members enjoy perks which include: beating the OHD queues, private tours, partner discounts; and limited-edition IAF publications and prints. Architects can also claim structured CPD at all IAF events.