Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin

(4.5/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Witness the work of contemporary Irish artists and behold Francis Bacon's studio at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Originally the townhouse of the First Earl of Charlemont, this grand building boasts an impressive array of modern artwork with a particularly strong collection of local works and French pieces. The site is perhaps best known for hosting Francis Bacon's studio. In 1998, six years after the painter's death, the studio and its entire contents were moved from London to the Irish gallery. Today you can observe the clutter, chaos, and genius of the room. Each piece has been painstakingly archived, including paint pots, books, slashed canvases, furniture, photographs, and more. Plan to visit Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane during your Dublin vacation using our convenient Dublin itinerary maker.
Create a full Dublin itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Dublin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Dublin by other users

18 days in Southern Italy & Ireland BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM IRELAND February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM IRELAND April, culture, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM BELGIUM June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Dublin BY A USER FROM URUGUAY April, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is an absolute gem and well worth a visit if you are in Dublin. There are multiple pieces by Bacon and a recreation of his studio. There were many other works that whilst by less well known artis...  more »
  • For such a small and free museum, the collection is quite impressive. Of course, the main sight is Francis Bacon's studio - it is disgusting, but interesting. But there are also several great artworks...  more »
  • Fantastic art gallery! We discovered this place on our last day and almost by chance, as we had to kill time before going to the airport. To be honest, we didn't expect much and were greatly surprised...  more »
Google
  • This is a must see in Dublin. Great art of all kinds. I went yesterday and got overwhelmed. And is FREE!!!
  • We visited to see Francis Bacon's studio but there was so much more to see. It is one of many excellent free galleries in Dublin that are well worth a visit As well as the gallery itself there are other things to see on the walk up to it such as the Garden of Remembrance. A tranquil place to sit and contemplate.
  • One of my favourite galleries . It's a beautiful building with a great cross section of art . Toilets are clean and a lovely restaurant . The staff are very friendly and best of all its free. You could easily spend 3 hours browsing in this wonderful place .
  • Nice building with mostly impressionists painters some of which are famous. What was maybe a bit weird is that Francis Bacon's studio was relocated here. It was an absolute mess. Strange that such a great painter worked under such circumstances.
  • This is great, loads of neat exhibitions, one of more notable one being studio of Francis Bacon. Great atmosphere too!