Turner: The Sun is God

Rooms 6-10, National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square W, Dublin 2

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Turner: The Sun is God

Over 80 paintings by the English artist J.M.W. Turner are on display in Ireland for the first time in this exhibition of works from Tate’s impressive collection. Devised by world-renowned Turner scholar David Blayney Brown,J.M.W. Turner: The Sun is God explores the artist’s fascination with the vast, humbling forces of nature as well as with the sun, moon and clouds. An unmissable opportunity to view the work of one of the greatest painters of the Romantic period, the exhibition features oil paintings as well as an array of watercolours. From light and atmosphere to the luminous sublime, this selection of works showcases Turner’s artistic innovations alongside his mastery of light, colour and atmosphere.

Curator: Niamh MacNally

Turner: The Sun is God is organised in cooperation with Tate.

The exhibition is proudly supported by Grant Thornton, Turner Exhibitions Partner.

The Gallery would like to thank the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media for their ongoing support.


Visiting Turner: The Sun is God

Please arrive at the exhibition 5 minutes prior to your entry time.

Entry: The National Gallery of Ireland has two entrances, one at Merrion square, one at Clare Street. The entrance nearest the  exhibition Turner: The Sun is God is Clare Street. Please enter via Clare Street and walk up the stairs. The exhibition (located in Rooms 6-10) will be on your left hand side.

Capacity: Our current capacity is 27 people per time-slot, a total of 108 per hour. We strongly recommend that visitors pre-book their tickets online. We encourage visitors to arrive 5 minutes before admission.

Time-slots: All tickets are timed with 15 minute time slots to enter. You are welcome to stay in the exhibition for as long as you would like (within Gallery hours). For Turner: The Sun is God, we suggest you allow one hour to view all rooms. Re-admission is not permitted unless agreed with our ticket desk staff. Last entry is usually one hour before the Gallery closes.

Tickets: We accept tickets printed or presented on a mobile device which allows for a contactless check-in process.

Accessibility: If you have any accessibility needs please contact us in advance and we’ll be happy to assist you. Please also see: https://www.nationalgallery.ie/visit-us/accessibility-visitors-disabilities for more of the Gallery’s accessibility information.

Photography and videography is strictly prohibited for Turner: The Sun is God. 


Ticket Pricing

Weekday Pricing:
Adult €12
Senior/Jobseeker €10
Student €8

Weekend Pricing
Adult €18
Senior/Jobseeker €15
Student €12

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