Located in the historic Royal Hospital Kilmainham, IMMA is home to Ireland’s National Collection of Modern and Contemporary art. In addition to presenting exhibitions by leading Irish and international artists, IMMA offers a free programme of talks, events and workshops, providing audiences of all ages with the opportunity to engage with contemporary art. A visit to IMMA extends beyond the gallery space, with beautiful buildings, formal gardens, meadows, café and shop to explore.
The beautiful formal gardens at IMMA are free of charge and are open Museum hours. The Irish Museum of Modern Art is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. The Royal Hospital was founded in 1684 by James Butler, Duke of Ormonde and Viceroy to Charles II, as a home for retired soldiers and continued in that use for almost 250 years. The style is based on Les Invalides in Paris with a formal facade and a large elegant courtyard. The Royal Hospital Kilmainham was restored by the Government in 1984 and opened as the Irish Museum of Modern Art in May 1991.
Open Year Round
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DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Kemp Sisters Café where delicious homemade food and great service go hand in hand
SHOPPING: The IMMA Shop has a great selection of children’s toys, design items, jewellery, gifts, greetings cards, IMMA souvenirs and beautiful artist books and fine art prints.
PARKING: Ample paid parking on-site
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY: Fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets.
The main Museum entrance is on Military Road. Secondary Kilmainham entrance (Pedestrian only) on South Circular Road, opposite the Courthouse at Kilmainham Gaol.
Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
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