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Should you wish to book a guided tour for your class  and to discuss dates available from 22 October 2021 please contact Catherine Neville, e. JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING or tel. 01 2225560.

Guided tours of the collection and temporary exhibitions cost €30 per group. From 22 October we can accommodate up to a max of 30 per group. At least two weeks notice in advance is requested when booking a guided tour.

For self guided visits, groups should break into socially distanced pods of six and under 18s must remain under the supervision of their group leader while in the gallery. Please contact the gallery in advance of a proposed self-guided visit on 01 2225560.

For details of art education resources to enhance your visit please go to: http://www.hughlane.ie/art-education-resources

Watch our short 'Virtual Tour' of the Hugh Lane Gallery here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqi0cq15ETU

Online Illustrated 'tour' discussions

Should you wish to arrange a live online illustrated discussion via the Zoom online platform for your class we would be very happy to discuss this further. Live online illustrated discussions cost €30 per class and at least two weeks notice in advance is required. If you would like discuss this option further please email JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING

A visit to the Gallery is a very enjoyable way of introducing your class to works of art. The Gallery has an excellent collection of Irish and international artists from the mid 19th century to the present day and the collection includes both painting, sculpture, film and digital works.


A general tour will cover highlights of the Gallery's collection and temporary exhibitions which ranges from Impressionist masterpieces by Monet, Degas and Manet to works by contemporary Irish and international artists. However, should you wish to look at particular works you can specify this on your tour booking form and your guide will be informed. Advance preparation in the classroom is very beneficial when planning your visit to the Gallery - and it adds to the fun of seeing works in reality and being surprised by their size, scale and colour! To avoid disappointment always check with the Education Curator to see what works are on display.


Go to http://www.hughlane.ie/art-education-resources to see resource material related to the Gallery's collection of modern and contemporary art and temporary exhibitions.

Our website also has an online catalogue, which has images and information on many artworks in the collection. You can access this through the Collections page of the Gallery's website.