Insider Experiences

Insider Experiences: ‘Inside the Mind of Francis Bacon’

Dedicated to those who enjoy the glamour and exhilaration of fascinating places and fresh perspectives, InterContinental Dublin together with Dr. Barbara Dawson, Director of The Hugh Lane Gallery will offer guests a private tour of Francis Bacon's studio along with exclusive access to the archive, where unseen material has been stored from the relocation of his original London studio. In 1998 Dawson secured the donation of Francis Bacon's studio from the artist's heir and commissioned a team to remove the studio with its entire contents from London to Dublin.

Available to guests staying in one of the sumptuous InterContinental Dublin’s Pembroke Suites, the bespoke experience includes;

  • Two nights in our glamorous Pembroke Suite
  • Full Irish Breakfast in Seasons Restaurant
  • A Champagne reception in the hotel or in the Gallery (piano recital available for additional cost)
  • Embark on the ‘after hours’ tour hosted by Dr. Dawson.  This intimate setting and showcase gives guests the rare opportunity to learn about the fascinating relocation project and to share a new perspective on modern day travel.
  • The experience closes with a world-class Contemporary Irish menu, served at the hotel’s Seasons Restaurant, one of the most stylish spots to enjoy the wonderful art displayed in the hotel.
  • Full access to The Spa, HealthClub, Gym and Pool 

Terms & Conditions: 

Booking by prior arrangement. Book by Appointment only, please tel:+353 1 665-4000 or email