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IMMA has a broad range of family programmes to engage audiences of all ages:

Family Workshop – Explorer
Sundays 2.00 – 4.00pm  | From 25 January  | Drop in
Weekly free gallery workshop where families are introduced to IMMA’s current exhibitions, experience artworks, and make their own art.

Family Workshop – Mornings at the Museum
10.00 – 11.00am  | Wed 18 & Thu 19 February  | Drop in
Free family workshop during the mid-term. Children and parents can explore artworks and making art together. Drop into the main IMMA reception at 10.00.

New Family Resources – eye.see

eye.see is a fun, interactive and easy to use self-guided resource for families visiting IMMA. It is a series of beautiful viewfinders inspired by artworks from the museum’s Collection, including Max Bill, Doublement, Iran do Espírito Santo, Untitled (Keyhole) and John Newling, Maquette for A Turning Mutability. eye.see helps families to look closer at artworks on display at IMMA, and comes with an information card which provides questions for parents / carers to use to help support your conversations.

You can pick up eye.see from our shop for €2 so you can peep through keyholes and pop out circles to see what lies behind them! eye.see can be used at home or in other places for further exploration and observation.

Literary IMMA Art Trail

Look, No Cows is a trail for families by Siobhán Parkinson which visits her favourite artworks from IMMA's Collection in the museum grounds. The booklet includes a map and is available free of charge.

Click below to watch the video with Siobhan Parkinson walking the trail with children: (video length approx. 19 minutes)

Young People

IMMA offers creative experiences for 12-15 year olds and 15-18 year olds which consist of looking, discussing and making, as well as engaging with IMMA’s exhibitions and Collection. We will be running workshops for half term in February, the Easter holidays and the summer break. Please check this webpage from mid-January for updated details.

If you wish to be added to our email list for teens please email stating which age category you would like to receive information about; 12-15 years old and/or 15-18 years old.


Studio 10
Studio 10 is IMMA’s gallery sessions programme for adults of all levels of creative experience. It combines tours, discussions, art-making and more, and is an excellent springboard for engaging with modern and contemporary art.

Blocks of sessions address particular exhibitions at IMMA and are facilitated by two IMMA Mediators. They take place, 10am-12.30pm on specified Fridays and are based from IMMA’s studio 10. Sessions are free, no booking is required and participants may attend multiple blocks as they so wish.

Please return to this webpage in mid-January for details on the dates for the Studio 10 programme in spring 2015.

Drawing Each Other with artist Dorothy Smith
As part of a workshop at IMMA on Saturday 17 May 2014 in association with National Drawing Day andBealtaine 2014, 16 people aged from 10-17 years gathered at IMMA to draw each other. Quick warm-up sketches gradually led to longer 20mins drawings. You can watch the video, showing some of the exploration and adventure of these drawings, by clicking on the image below to launch youtube.


Pre-booked Guided Tours

Guided tours are available for special interest groups including schools, colleges and adult/community education. Tours are led by IMMA staff and are free of charge except for occasional temporary exhibitions - students in full time education are exempt from this charge. Tour times: Tuesday to Friday at 9.30am; 10:00am, 10.30am, 11.00am and 2.30pm.Booking required.

Maximum School group size 32.Two adults should accompany each school group. Maximum Adult group size 50. Please click here to book a tour online or tel: 01 612-9937, email:, at least two weeks in advance. Please read the Terms and Conditions before booking your tour.

Guided Tour & Workshop

Groups can also arrange a workshop in conjunction with a guided tour. For further information please contact Lisa Moran, tel: 01 612 9912, email: or Caroline Orr, tel: 01 612-9956, email:

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