Dublin City Gallery
The museum itself is located in Charlemont House which is a mansion that was built in 1763 and was designed by a man called William Chambers. It features a vast collection of artwork and they range from modern and comtemporary from both Irish and international artists.
- The Dublin City Gallery is free to all visitors
- Open 9:45am-6pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
- Open 9:45am-5pm Friday
- Open 10am-5pm Saturday
- Open 11am-5pm Sunday
- Specialises in modern and contemporary collections
- The best way to see all free attractions all around the city is with the Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour.
Hugh Lane Gallery
The Hugh Lane is located on Parnell Square North which is only 10 minute walk from the Spire.
There is a permanent collection of artwork in Hugh Lane Gallery and it does include exhibtions too. Born in Dublin, Sean Scully is best known for his paintings that can be recognized internationally as he is a world-renowned abstract paintings. There is a whole room that is dedicated to him and the artwork that he has created. In 2001, the studio of Irish-born British painter who focused on imagery that both raw and unsettling, had his studio reconstructed after it was dismantled in 1998 and was moved to the gallery.
There is an array of French collections, including The Umbrellas, Portriat of Eva Gonzalés, View of Louveciennes and many more. There was a painting called In The Omnibus by French artist Honore Daumier and it was stolen from the musuem in 1992.
This is an amazing free attraction that is well worth the visit if you are an art-lover and looking for something to do for free or need something to do on a rainy day.
Other free attractions and their locations
Also at Merrion Street Upper is Leinster House.
On Nassau Street is the National Library and Trinity College where the Book of Kells is located.
At Cork Hill is Dublin Castle home to Chester Beatty Library
At the Royal Hospital there is IMMA which is the Museum of Modern Art
On Sarsfield Quay is the Decorative Arts and Hisotry Museum at Collins Barracks.