Meet the Medieval monks, Cromwellian soldiers and impoverished servants who have all lived at the Evans’ Home site at some point over the last 800 years through augmented reality. Learn about the 148 Medieval burials discovered by archaeologists on the grounds when construction began on the site in 2010.

View videos about Kilkenny's Medieval past, the history of Evans’ Home as a home for impoverished servants and the Kilkenny artists who established the origins of Butler Gallery nearly eighty years ago. Explore our wonderful Permanent Collection of modern and contemporary art and find out about the artists behind the works.

Learn about the conservation and transformation of our landmark Georgian building into a state-of-the-art contemporary art gallery by McCullough Mulvin Architects. The audio-trail is available in English, Irish, German, French, Spanish and Chinese. Audio descriptions of many of the works in the Permanent Collection are also available for those with visual impairments.

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Monday: closed (except Bank Holidays when Sunday hours apply)
Tuesday-Saturday:
10.00–17.00
Thursday: Late Night 10.00–20.00
Sunday: 11.00–17.00
Last admission is 30 mins before closing times