Visiting the Academy
Everyone is most welcome to visit the Academy. We always welcome new readers to the library. Why not visit our current exhibition? Or why not attend one of the Academy's many lectures or conferences? It's also possible to drop in and visit Academy House. We are open to visitors Monday to Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., last tour at 4.15 p.m. There is wheelchair access to the building.
We have prepared a guided tour for you to learn about the history of the Academy and some of the famous writers, historians and scientists associated with our institution. You can also find out about the library collections and the Academy’s activities and projects.
Our audio tour visits the Inner Hall, the Reading Room and Meeting Room of Academy House. If the Meeting Room is in use when you visit, you can still listen to the relevant audio tracks in the Reading Room.
This tour is available in Irish and English. You can borrow the tour from the RIA library, on a hand-held multimedia player. The full tour takes approx. 45 minutes.