Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

3.7
#4 of 7 in Museums in Kilkenny
Butler Gallery actively promotes and affirms the value of the arts to society through a diverse programme of contemporary exhibitions, which reflects the constantly changing nature of visual art practice. The Gallery has a significant permanent collection, which is maintained and safeguarded for the future.

Butler Gallery has also developed a significant programme of innovative education projects encouraging the participation of diverse audiences in the activities of Butler Gallery, including family, school, youth, adult and older age programmes. These opportunities encourage meaningful public engagement and contribute to the development of an audience of diverse age groups, backgrounds and abilities.

In 2008 Butler Gallery was awarded Full Museum Accreditation in 2008 from The Heritage Council of Ireland’s Museum Accreditation Scheme for excellence in Caring for Collections, Museum Management, and Exhibition, Education and Visitor Services.
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  • Kilkenny turns in half a day and we have had plenty of time, so we also visited the Butler Gallery. The Gallery is very nice but really installations and with frivolous lawsuits. You have to have time to sift through every work, then why not recommend for anyone who needs to recover time. We entered because outside it was raining a lot, so look out for good. Admission is free, but the entrance of the Castle. Advice to art lovers in General.
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  • Verry refreshing to see modern art exhibition in the basement of the castle! And the castles kitchen is in the vicinity as well!  more »
  • That in just four average sized rooms and an entrance area that this Gallery can amaze, surprise, and create such conflicting moods with contemporary art. The staff are friendly, accessible and knowle...  more »
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  • Although there appear to be many interesting exhibitions here, there is zero effort to include people with mobility problems. It is impossible for somebody relying on mobility aids to visit without the indignity of being carried down and up the steep, stone stairs. Even if this were an option in your particular circumstances, you would need to bring the required number of people with you to carry you and your chair or walking aid. This is not an option for people whose pain would be so exacerbated by being manhandled that the exhibition would be of no interest. And forget about toileting, there are no accessible toilets in the entire building. Incredible in this day and age.. They've made the much more historic Windsor Castle accessible. Where there's a will, there's a way. Disgraceful.
  • exceptional exhibitions programme, inspiring and inclusive engagement with visitors and local communities
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