IMMA - Irish Museum of Modern Art, is Ireland’s leading modern and contemporary art museum. On a visit to IMMA you can explore the best Irish and international contemporary art in one of Ireland’s most beautiful 17th century buildings. IMMA sits on 26 acres of beautiful green land, where you can find a statue of Queen Victoria, a gravestone for a much loved military horse, a sculpture trail of modern art and Ireland’s oldest cemetery, located just beside Kilmainham Gaol in the thriving cultural and historical neighbourhood of Dublin 8.
The IMMA galleries play host to a constantly changing programme of exhibitions with four to eight exhibitions on show at any given time. The IMMA Collection is Ireland’s National Collection of contemporary and modern art and a changing selection of themed works are on view, alongside new exhibitions from Irish and international artists of all genres from photography and cinema to painting, sculpture and multimedia.
At IMMA you can attend free public tours and a wide range of artist talks, family workshops and events, explore the IMMA Shop and relax in the Itsa@IMMA Cafe. IMMA’s 26 acres includes a great wide open green space called the Meadows, and beautiful formal garden that’s perfect for picnics. Keep an eye out for the sculptures in the grounds that form part of the IMMA Collection.
If you’re interested in the history of this great historical site - one of the most iconic Dublin buildings and Ireland's foremost example of fine 17th century architecture – you can pay a visit to the free exhibition ‘The Old Man’s House’ created by the Office of Public Works to tell the story of the site from its origins as a Viking settlement and medieval monastery through the construction of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and its use for nearly 250 years as a retirement home and infirmary for the many generations of military veterans who lived and died there.
Royal Hospital, Military Road,
Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Tuesday – Friday:
11.30am – 5.30pm
10am – 5.30pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays
12noon – 5.30pm
Admission is free, except to certain special exhibitions.