National Photographic Archive

Local nameNational Photographic Archive
LocationTemple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

The National Photographic Archive is located in Temple Bar in Dublin, Ireland, and holds the photographic collections of the National Library of Ireland. The archive was opened in 1998, and has a reading room and exhibition gallery. The gallery's exhibition space hosts photographic exhibitions - often relating to the NLI's collections.

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Opening hours

NPA Exhibition:
Mon - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: noon - 5 p.m.

Reading Room, Photographic Archive:
(by appointment only)
Tue, Thu: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wed: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Reading Room, Photographic Archive: A valid reader’s ticket is necessary to access the reading room.

More information and contact


Official Website



Phone +353 1 603 02 00

Address Meeting House Square, Dublin, Ireland

Coordinates 53°20'42.67" N -6°15'55.391" E

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