The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art is open Wednesday to Sunday and is always free. The gallery is closed on Bank Holidays.
Everyone is welcome, from curious new-comers to seasoned enthusiasts. Our friendly Gallery Assistants are on hand to answer questions.
Address and Contact
The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art
The Douglas Hyde is centrally located in Dublin city. Find us just inside the Nassau Street entrance to the historic campus of Trinity College Dublin at the bottom of Dawson Street. The Douglas Hyde is well serviced by public transport links.
Access and Facilities: If you have access needs that are not listed below, would like any other resources, or have further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are always interested to learn what more we can do to improve our services and facilities and to support you and your visit to the gallery. Email our Learning and Engagement Curator, Fernando Sánchez-Migallón Cano on firstname.lastname@example.org or call: +353 1 896 1116.
Physical Access: The Douglas Hyde is situated on the campus of Trinity College, the University of Dublin. The entrance door into the space is on the left of the Nassau Street Gate into the campus. The front door is on first floor level and leads visitors to the reception desk and bookshop. A cantilevered staircase with 16 steps descends to the ground floor of Gallery 1. There are three steps or a ramp access to a lower level and Gallery 2.
There is lift access to the lower floors of the Gallery in the Arts Building of Trinity College.
Assistance animals are always welcome.
Seating: We are able to provide folding chairs to any visitors who may need to sit down regularly. Please ask the member of staff at the front desk, who will be happy to assist.
Toilets: The toilets and accessible toilets are located on the ground floor of the Arts Building. Gender neutral toilets are located on the third, fourth and fifth floors.
Baby changing: Baby change facilities are located on the ground floor of the Arts Building.
Accessible Exhibition Materials: Printed exhibition materials are available at our front desk including in large print format. Exhibitions containing film and / or audio will have a written transcript, which is available to request from the front desk. Film works will also include captions wherever possible.
Events: Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpretation for events at The Douglas Hyde is available on request. We require two weeks notice to confirm an interpreter.
Please contact our Learning and Engagement Curator, Fernando Sánchez-Migallón Cano on email@example.com or call: +353 1 896 1116
Your health and safety is important to us. We are keeping up to date with Government, Health Service Executive and Trinity College Dublin regulations and advice and have been awarded the Fáilte Ireland’s Covid-19 Safety Charter.
- Please do not visit the Gallery if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. Please refer to current advice from Government here.
- Facemasks are no longer mandatory. However, to continue protecting each other, especially the medically vulnerable, we recommend wearing a facemask in the Gallery.
- Hand sanitiser is available at the Gallery entrance.
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How to Support Us
The Douglas Hyde has gained worldwide recognition in platforming new and diverse perspectives in contemporary art. In supporting us you are enabling artists to make their most ambitious work to date and helping to bring that work to new audiences.