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

Summer Holidays
Family Workshop – Mornings at the Museum
10.00 – 11.00am  | Wednesday and Thursday mornings from Wed, 8 & Thu, 9 July until Wed, 26 & Thu, 27 Aug
Have some creative family time during the Summer holidays. Children and grown-ups can enjoy visiting an exhibition and making artworks together in the gallery. Drop into the main IMMA reception at 10am.

Heritage Week
Family Workshop – New Art in an Old Place
Sun, 2.00 – 4.00pm / 23 Aug and 30 Aug
Children and grown-ups can explore and enjoy the historic Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the artworks at IMMA during a hands-on workshop as part of Ireland’s Heritage Week – it’s drop-in and free. Ask at Main Reception for details on the day.

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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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, and working with contemporary artists. IMMA runs workshops and events for young people during the summer and Easter holidays, as well as during mid-term break.

IMMA Teens | Autumn Art Workshops 

Teens at October mid-term
Meet artists, explore exhibitions, discuss ideas, and make artworks in the studios: IMMA’s artist-led workshops for teens are a great way to learn about and experience present-day art. Join us 27-29 October during the October mid-term break for a 3-day hands-on workshop. These workshops are free but must be booked online. Online booking opens 1st October.

Teens as part of Open House Dublin 2015
Sat 17 October 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Inviting teens 13-18 years old to join us in exploring the historical architecture and interesting exhibitions at IMMA through art-making with Doireann Ní Grioghair. This is a free event run in association with the Irish Architecture Foundation’s Open House Dublin 2015. Online booking opens 1st October.

Contact or for further information.

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Art Al Fresco
Thurs 27 August 11am-1pm
Join IMMA staff for a morning ramble around IMMA’s beautiful Formal Garden. We’ll be exploring the striking works of the modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture; in relation to concept, material and form, and thinking about the structure of the Garden; its layout and design. Here’s also an opportunity to experience the Garden in a more interactive way through some al fresco creativity and art-making.

The morning is free of charge and no booking is required - just meet us at IMMA's main reception at 11am on the day.

Please note, while this event follows on from a morning hosted earlier this month, there’s no need to have attended previously to come along – all are welcome!

Contact IMMA Education & Community for further information.

Studio 10

Studio10, a programme for adults of all levels of creative experience, includes tours, discussions, and art-making. There are four blocks of three consecutive weekly sessions, with each block addressing a particular exhibition. Based from IMMA’s Studio10, it will take place on Fridays 10.00am-12.30pm on the dates below.

18, 25 Sep & 2 Oct, exhibition focus: El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State

9, 16, 23 Oct, exhibition focus: What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now

30 Oct & 6, 13 Nov, exhibition focus: Chloe Dewe Mathews: Shot at Dawn

20, 27 Nov & 4 Dec, exhibition focus: Grace Weir, 3 Different Nights, recurring

Blocks of sessions are free, no booking is required, and participants may attend multiple blocks as they so wish.

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 and Bealtaine 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:


Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
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