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Museum Opening Hours  

Tuesday - Friday:

View of the Irish Musem of Modern Art from the Formal Gardens
11.30am - 5.30pm*

10.00am - 5.30pm*

12noon - 5.30pm*

Monday: Closed

*Last Admission to any individual exhibition is 5.15pm
Admission to IMMA is free except for special exhibitions, including IMMA Collection: Freud Project  and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Sunset, Sunrise , which are €8/5, and Free for U18, IMMA Members and full time students. Paid exhibitions are free to all on Tuesdays. (External) Buy Tickets>

Visitor Resources at IMMA

When you visit IMMA there are lots of ways you can find out more about the artists we exhibit or the artworks on display.

When you are here in the galleries the easiest way to find out more is to speak to any member of our Visitor Engagement Team, who are easily identifiable through their blue lanyards (see image above). Visitor Engagement Facilitators are not only knowledgeable about the particular exhibition you are visiting, but also about contemporary art in general, and are happy to answer any questions you might have, big or small.

The team also regularly give informal guided tours which provide a great general introduction to current exhibitions. These 30mins tours take place on Wednesdays at 1.15pm and Saturday and Sundays at 2.30pm.  No booking is required, you can just come to the Meeting place in the Main reception at IMMA.

Read / Listen / Find out more

Every exhibition at IMMA has a complimentary printed exhibition guide which will tell you more about the work. You can pick one up at reception or at the entrance to each exhibition. Ask a member of the Visitor Engagement Team if you can’t locate a copy. You can also find a pdf of the guide on the relevant exhibition page on our website.

We regularly produce introductory videos for our contemporary exhibitions which you can watch online on our (External) youtube channel or in-gallery. Look for the TV screens at the entrance to the Main Galleries on the 1st floor, or near reception as you exit to the Courtyard Galleries, or visit our website.

All IMMA TALKS are recorded and made available on our (External) Soundcloud page , an incredible resource where you can hear directly from artists, curators and leading thinkers on the themes behind the work we present.

Gardens, Café and Shop

The beautiful formal gardens of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham are free of charge and open Museum hours. For those interested in the natural beauty of the gardens and grounds of IMMA, we created two maps detailing the plants, flowers and trees that can be found near the museum. Download these documents below and bring a printed copy to accompany you as you explore:

A Guide to the Gardens and Meadows | Plants and Flowers (PDF)
A Guide to the Gardens and Meadows | Trees (PDF)

itsa@imma  Café
Monday: 10am - 3pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 12noon - 5pm

The Café is located downstairs in the old kitchens of the Royal Hospital. Entrance is across the courtyard from the main IMMA reception.

(External) IMMA Shop
Tuesday - Saturday: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 12noon - 5.00pm
Monday: Closed (except Bank Holidays - hours as above)

The Shop is located on the first floor of the Main Galleries, above IMMA reception.

How To Get Here

The main Museum Entrance is on Military Road. Directions below are for this entrance. There is also a secondary entrance (Pedestrian only) on South Circular Road, opposite the Courthouse at Kilmainham Gaol.

By (External) Luas (tram): Take the Red line to Heuston Station. IMMA is an 8 minute walk via Military Road.

By bus: You can reach IMMA by taking a bus to either Heuston Station (145, 79 and 79a from Aston Quay) and then taking an 8 minute walk via Military Rd, or to James St Hospital (13, 40, 123 from O'Connell St and Dame St.) which is also an 8 minute walk via steps to Bow Lane onto Irwin St and Military Rd.

By car:  IMMA is approx. a 12 minute drive from city centre (Stephen's Green). There is ample on-site parking which is just €3 for the first three hours. Parking machines take coins and chip and pin cards. Full Parking costs can be found below:

0-3 hrs - €3
0 - 4 hrs - €5
0 - 6 hrs - €10
6+ hrs - €15

On foot: Approximately 30 to 40 minutes from city centre.

By train: 8 minute walk from Heuston Station; from Connolly and Tara Street Stations by 90 bus to Heuston.

By (External) Dublin Bikes : There are a number of Dublin Bike stands near IMMA, one at the entrance on Military Road (outside Supervalu) and another on Kilmainham Lane.

Wheelchair Accessibility

IMMA is fully accessible by wheelchair users. Manual wheelchairs are available on a first-come first served basis. Parking is available for blue badge holders close to the entrance of the Museum. If you would like assistance planning your visit please call us on 01 6129900 or email foh@imma.ie

Visitor Facilities

Adapted toilets, baby changing facilities and a locker room are available.

CCTV Policy

We would like to make our visitors aware that CCTV is in operation at IMMA, any enquiries regarding this should be sent to the Data Controller, IMMA, Military Road, D08 FW31.

Location Map

Please click on 'directions' on the map below to expand this Google map where you can enter your starting point and mode of transport.

Please note that if you are entering Dublin via car from the West / N4/ M4 you cannot turn right onto Military Road. To access IMMA from this direction you can either turn right toward Kilmainham village and access via Kilmainham Road, or continue on the quays past Heuston Station and turn right onto the Rory O'Moore Bridge and loop back along the quays toward IMMA, turning left onto Military Rd.

Nearby Visitor Attractions

Walkable in approx. 15-20 minutes

(External) Kilmainham Gaol , 10 minutes
( (External) Directions  via Kilmainham Gate)

(External) Richmond Barracks , 16 minutes)
(External) (Directions  via Kilmainham Gate)

(External) Guinness Storehouse , 15 minutes
( (External) Directions  via Military Rd Gate)

(External) NCAD Gallery , 20 minutes
( (External) Directions  via Military Rd Gate)

(External) National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts & History  (Collins Barracks), 20 minutes (via Military Rd Gate)
( (External) Directions

Official Hotel Partner

If you're looking for a hotel in Dublin, we highly recommend (External) Dean Dublin , IMMA's Official Hotel Partner. Since they opened their doors in 2014, Dean Dublin has strived to create a fun and vibrant space for their guests, right in the heart of the city. Dean Dublin showcases original artworks by Irish artists throughout the hotel and their collection, curated by James Earley, features many artists whose work is also represented in the IMMA Collection; these include Irish artists Mark Francis, Richard Gorman, Patrick Scott and Samuel Walsh.


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