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Gallery in the Classroom

Explore treasures of the national collection through engaging discussions with one of our expert guides. Focusing on dialogue, questioning and creativity the session will embolden students to look, respond and form opinions. The session will be tailored to the age and level of your group and is available in Irish or English. Please read the Teachers' Information Pack ahead of booking.

Monday - Friday 12pm

You can choose from the following themes:

  • Highlights
  • Portraits
  • Irish Art
  • European Art

Sessions will take place via Zoom. You will receive a Teachers Information Pack in advance of your session, please read it carefully as it contains important information. If  the advertised time does not suit your class schedule, please book for the date that works best and contact tours@ngi.ie to set an ideal time. 

Please only select one group or class at a time per time slot. If no time appears below, the date is fully booked.

Photo credit: © National Gallery of Ireland. Photographer Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2017

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Gallery in the Classroom: Turner: The Sun is God

These sessions use an Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) pedagogical approach. IBL is collaborative, process-based and creative. It mirrors how artists and other creative professionals develop their practice. They will be student-led, and our specially-trained tour guides will support learners to explore key works from the exhibition. The session will be supported by a resource providing art historical context to Turner’s life and work, and with ideas to support a wider inquiry.

Thursday - Friday 10.30am

Available to book from 10am 30th August 2022

Please only select one group or class at a time per time slot. If no time appears below, the date is fully booked.

Photo Credit: Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Dark Rigi: Sample Study, c.1841-1842, Photo © Tate

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Inquiry-based school tours: Turner: The Sun is God

These tours use an Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) pedagogical approach. IBL is collaborative, process-based and creative. It mirrors how artists and other creative professionals develop their practice. They will be student-led, and our specially-trained tour guides will support learners to explore key works in-person, focusing on the materiality of the paintings. The visit will be supported by a resource providing art historical context to Turner’s life and work, and with ideas to support a wider inquiry.

Mondays at 11am & Tuesday - Wednesday 10am

  • Guided school tours are free, but booking is essential. 
  • We can accommodate a maximum of 30 students per tour.
  • Your group must be separated into groups of 15 students, each group accompanied by an adult.
  • Please read the Teachers' Information Pack carefully in advance of your tour.
  •  Please read this Turner: The Sun is God Schools Resource to learn more about this session. 

Available to book from 10am 30th August.

Please only select one group or class at a time per time slot. If no time appears below, the date is fully booked.

Photo Credit: Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Schöllenen Gorge from the Devil’s Bridge, Pass of St Gotthard, 1802, Photo © Tate

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School Tour: Collection Highlights

Explore treasures of the national collection, through engaging discussions with our expert guides. Focusing on dialogue, questioning and creativity the tour will embolden students to look, respond and form opinions. The tour will be tailored to the age and level of your group and is available in Irish, English or ISL. If you would like to visit any free exhibitions on your tour you can add them to the booking form, Here is the most up to date list of exhibitions.

Tuesday - Thursday 10am, 11am, 12pm & 1pm

  • Guided school tours are free, but booking is essential. 
  • We can accommodate a maximum of 60 students per tour from January onward (maximum 30 students till end of December).
  • Your group must be separated into groups of 15 students, each group accompanied by an adult.
  • For ISL tours please contact tours@ngi.ie
  • Please read the Teachers' Information Pack carefully in advance of your tour as it contains important safety information.

You can select up to two groups (up to 30 students per group) per time slot for January to June dates. If no time appears below, the date is fully booked. 

Photo credit: @ National Gallery of Ireland. Image copyright Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project

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School Tour: War & Rebellion: Irish History Through Art

Bring your class on a tour exploring the artist’s role as political commentator and chronicler. Explore Keating’s Allegories of Change, Estella Solomons: Still Moments, and Rollerskates and Ruins (from 15 October). Includes a visit to the Library & Archives to see original material from the period. The tour will be tailored to the age and level of your group and is available in English.

Tuesdays 11.30am

  • Guided school tours are free, but booking is essential.
  • We can accommodate a maximum of 30 students per tour.
  • Your group must be separated into groups of 15 students, each group accompanied by an adult.
  • Please read the Teachers' Information Pack carefully in advance of your tour.

Times will be bookable from 11th August at 10am.

Please only select one group or class at a time per time slot. If no time appears below, the date is fully booked.

Photo Credit: William Orpen, 'Black Sunday' an illustrated letter from William Orpen to Mrs St George. 

 

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School Tour: Portraiture

Tuesdays & Wednesdays in January, February & March, 11.30am - 12.30pm

Explore the Zurich Portrait Prize, Zurich Young Portrait Prize and key portraits from the national collection, through engaging discussions with our expert guides. Focusing on dialogue, questioning and creativity the tour will embolden students to look, respond and form opinions.The tour will be tailored to the age and level of your group and is available in Irish, English or ISL.

Please be aware of the following visit procedures:

  • Guided school tours are free, but booking is essential. 
  • We can accommodate a maximum of 30 students per tour.
  • Your group must be separated into groups of 15 students, each group accompanied by an adult.
  • For ISL tours please contact tours@ngi.ie
  • Please read the Teachers' Information Pack carefully in advance of your tour as it contains important safety information.

Please only select one group (up to 30 students) at a time per time slot. If no time appears below, the date is fully booked. 

€0.00

(excl. VAT)
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Sketching Tour

Take a deeper look at the national collection with an artist from our guide panel. Use sketching to observe and respond to details and techniques. Your tour will look in depth at key works as selected by the artist.
Before or after your tour you may wish to explore our rich bank of schools resources for tailored information, hi-res images, activity ideas and lesson plans. If you would like to visit any free exhibitions on your tour you can add them to the booking form, here is the most up to date list of exhibitions.

  • Materials provided.
  • Booking is essential. 
  • Only dry materials are allowed in the gallery rooms.
  • We can accommodate a maximum of 30 students per tour.
  • Your group must be separated into groups of 15 students, each group accompanied by an adult.
  • Please note that our cloakrooms are currently closed, so please travel light.
  • Please read the Teachers' Information Pack carefully in advance of your tour as it contains important safety information.

Suitable for: Primary & Post-Primary
Duration: 60 mins
Cost: €35 per group (each group is up to 15 students, if you wish to book more than 15 students please select more than one group.)

€30.84

(excl. VAT)
Private Tours

Private Tour

Experience the National Gallery of Ireland's permanent collection and free temporary exhibitions with a bespoke 50-minute guided tour. Each tour caters for up to 15 people and can be tailored to your group's needs and interests. A tour costs €100 total inclusive of VAT. If you wish to book more than 15 people please select more than one group. 

Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance. We do not run Private Tours in August. If you would like to visit any free exhibitions on your tour you can add them to the booking form, here is the most up to date list of exhibitions. If you would like to book a tour of a paid exhibition please contact tours@ngi.ie

You can see some tour theme ideas here.

If you purchased a tour voucher in advance please contact tours@ngi.ie

Please only select one group or class at a time per time slot. If no time appears below, the date is fully booked.

€88.11

(excl. VAT)
Language School

Language School Guided Tour

We offer guided tours of the national collection and special exhibitions to language student groups. Tours are available at a special reduced rate of €50 per group of 15 students. If you wish to book more than 15 students please select more than one group. Tours can be tailored to the needs of your group and your learning objectives.

Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

If you would like to visit the Gallery as a self-guided group for free you can book here.

€44.05

(excl. VAT)