Primary School Groups

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* Please note: In-Gallery Guided Tours for groups are not currently taking place *

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please keep an eye on the Gallery's website for further updates.

Watch our short 'Virtual Tour' of the Hugh Lane Gallery here:

Online Illustrated 'tour' discussions

However, 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

Class Visits to the Hugh Lane Gallery

How to book your tour:

To discuss your visit further or to make a tour booking please contact 01 2225553 or 01 2225560.

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.

Tours cost €30, with a maximum 30 people per group. A minimum of two weeks notice is required when booking your tour. For an additional  fee it is also possible to book a sketching tour (€45) or a combined tour and workshop (€125) during your visit. These can be booked by prior arrangement with the Education Curator.

Go to 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.