The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art - Open House Dublin 2023
Building Tour

The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art

Paul Koralek (ABK Architects) + McCullough Mulvin Architects
The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin 2
Tour Dates & Times
  • Saturday 15 October:
  • 10am – 10.30am |
  • 11am – 11.30am
Booked Out
Carvenous Brutalist Concrete Empty Space with Staircase oversized panelled white door opens to small space

A renowned example of Brutalist architecture, The Douglas Hyde will be participating in Open House 2022 with a morning-long programme of tours.

Join us on 15 October 2022 for tours of the building lead by members of The Douglas Hyde Team at 10 am or 11 am.

The Douglas Hyde Gallery was founded in 1978 by Trinity College Dublin and the Arts Council of Ireland; some years later the organisation became completely independent, although its two main funders remain the same. Housed in the university’s Arts Building, The Douglas Hyde contains two spaces: the cavernous Gallery 1, designed by Paul Koralek in 1978 and the more intimate Gallery 2, designed by McCullough Mulvin Architects, which opened in 2001.

Accessibility Information

The Douglas Hyde is situated on the campus of Trinity College, the University of Dublin. The entrance door into the space is on the left of the Nassau Street Gate into the campus. The front door is on first floor level and leads visitors to the reception desk and bookshop. A cantilevered staircase with 16 steps descends to the ground floor of Gallery 1. There are three steps or a ramp access to a lower level and Gallery 2.

There is lift access to the lower floors of the Gallery in the Arts Building of Trinity College.

Wheelchair accessible, Accessible Toilets, Assistance Dogs welcome

Photography Credit
© Images Courtesy of McCullough Mulvin Architects and The Douglas Hyde




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