IMMA has a broad range of family programmes to engage audiences of all ages:
Family Workshops & Activities
#GardensAtIMMA For those visitors 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 map to accompany you as you explore:
SUMMER FAMILY WORKSHOPS - Mornings at the Museum Wednesdays & Thursdays throughout July and August / 10-11am Have some creative family time during the summer holidays. Children and grown-ups can enjoy visiting a gallery and making artworks together. Drop-in to the Main Reception at 10am. Free. Starting Wed 5 and Thur 6 Jul until Wed 23 and Thur 24 Aug.
HERITAGE WEEK – Family Workshops Sunday, 2- 4pm / 20 and 27 August IMMA will have two family workshops during national Heritage Week. Children and adults can get creative together during a hands-on workshop, exploring new artworks at IMMA, and enjoy the historic building and grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Drop-in, free.
Look, No Cows (2014) Click below to watch a short film called Look, No Cows with Siobhán Parkinson. Siobhán served as Ireland’s first children’s laureate (Laureate na nÓg) 2010-12. In Look, No Cows, she visits her favourite artworks from IMMA's Collection in the museum grounds, as well as talking to children about the artworks, the Royal Hospital and its magnificent garden. Duration approx. 19 minutes.
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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, and working with contemporary artists. IMMA runs workshops and events for young people throughout the year.
Studio10, a programme for adults of all levels of creative experience, includes tours, discussions, and experimental art-making. The programme is scheduled into blocks of consecutive weekly sessions, with each block addressing a particular exhibition. Based from IMMA’s Studio10.
Blocks of sessions are free, no booking is required, and participants may attend multiple blocks as they so wish.
People with dementia and friends, family or professional carers are welcome to be part of our Azure tours. Guides, specifically trained to provide art tours for people with dementia, offer tailor-made tours of specific artworks so participants have the opportunity to explore our exhibitions. Azure tours end with a complimentary cup of tea or coffee together in IMMA’s on-site Café its @ IMMA.
For further detailed information on this programme please visit the dedicated Azure page on our website.
Azure is free of charge but booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact Caroline for more information or to reserve places, firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01 612 9955.
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.