Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin
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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.
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  • Free Museum very well maintained, very airy and with a few interesting pieces. We visited virtually alone without being hampered by other visitors. Museum small enough (the tour is fast enough) and however relatively poor despite everything.
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  • Great rooms, paintings, lovely cafe and the Bacon experience is amazing, a real highlight. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the paintings and sometimes they have musical events too. Well worth a visit. 
  • Finally got here to see the studio and wasn't disappointed. However the viewing windows could be bigger. Glad to see the Krug boxes still in situ! 
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  • 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!