Opening Hours for Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery

Highlanes Gallery will now open Monday to Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, and will remain closed on Sundays.

It will be open on key Sunday and Bank Holidays throughout each year including May Bank Holiday Weekend to coincide with the Annual Drogheda Arts Festival, and the October Bank Holiday Weekend.
Admission to the Gallery is free – visitors may choose to leave a token donation, suggested at €2.

See Maps & Directions section of the website.


Highlanes Gallery welcomes visits from groups. In order to make your visit as pleasant as possible we ask that all groups book in advance, in that way we can arrange a customised guide and facilitate any catering requests.  For schools, we can arrange a talk on the collection or temporary exhibition plus an insight into how galleries are managed from the planning of an exhibition to environmental monitoring. Since January 2012 tours are charged at a rate of €30 per group/class or €2 per person.

Please note the following in the gallery:

  • No mobile phones
  • No photography or filming
  • No food or drink
  • No umbrellas, wet jackets or bags allowed


Visitors must leave large coats, wet jackets, umbrellas, bags and parcels in the cloakroom. All property left at the owner's risk. Please do not deposit fragile or valuable items. The cloakroom is free-of-charge and open gallery hours.


Toilets & Baby change
Male, female, accessible toilets and baby change facilities are located on the Church level of exhibition, behind altar area, accessible by lift and stairs.


First Aid service
In case of accident or emergency, contact an inviligilator immediately.

Food & Drink
The Café has waiter service, as well as high chairs for infants. Open daily, Gallery Hours. The Gallery kitchen serve fresh bread, scones and pastries on a daily basis, as well as serving an excellent selection of cakes and deserts. All our food is prepared in our kitchens, including healthy and sustainable main courses and delicious starters. We support local food producers where possible.

Photography and filming
For copyright reasons, photography and filming are not allowed in the galleries. If you are interested in obtaining photographs or digital reproductions of specific paintings, please contact the front of house/reception. Louth Craftmark sells postcards relating to the Collection. If you wish to ask for permission to take photographs for professional purposes please contact reception for information on rights and reproductions.

Art valuation
The Highlanes Gallery is unable to give valuations of works of art - a reputable dealer or auction house should be able to help. The National Gallery of Ireland (NGI) appraise paintings, prints and drawings in a free clinic run by NGI Curators brought into the NGI’s Shaw Room by members of the public on the first Thursday of each month, (except August and January) 10:00 - 12:00.

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