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Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
Phone +353 1 6129900

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Whether you are a formal learner, or just curious to find out more, we can help you to engage with creativity, conceptual thinking and cultural meaning at IMMA.


IMMA has a broad range of family programmes to engage audiences of all ages. We welcome visitors of all ages to our galleries, and all of our exhibitions are always free for under 18s. The size and scope of the IMMA campus makes it a great destination for children, and if you are visiting the galleries with children you will find lots to see and discuss. You will find signage in the galleries to help inform your visit, but if in doubt just ask a member of our Visitor Engagement Team, easily identifiable by their blue lanyards.

When visiting make sure to pick up our free Explorer Family Activity Pack from reception. Each pack includes an outdoor art trail, and an activity booklet, as well as a pack of colouring pencils and an Explorer identity badge for the young explorer!

In addition to having a general visit to IMMA, we have a range of dedicated family programmes to engage audiences of all ages. Explore this section to find out more.

We have various online activities for you to explore from the comfort of your own home. Join us on one of our weekly family workshops Explorer, get creative online with our Explorer at Home children art projects, watch our Slow Art Series, explore the IMMA Collection online and discover our virtual exhibitions.

Family Resources

IMMA Explorer Family Activity Pack

IMMA Explorer is a free family activity pack, custom-made to engage children in exploring IMMA’s galleries and gardens with their parents/guardians. Each pack includes an outdoor art trail, and an activity booklet, as well as a pack of colouring pencils and an Explorer identity badge.

The outdoor art trail shows a map of the location of artworks in the grounds of IMMA. The text about each artwork has been specially written so that children can read it independently or with the help of accompanying adults.

The activity booklet has games, puzzles and tasks specially focussed on the building and garden of IMMA and designed to enable children to explore the galleries and respond to their experience through writing, drawing and colouring. Pick up your free pack at the main reception. We hope you enjoy exploring IMMA together.

Download the EXPLORE IMMA pack

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Important Notice


We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June. A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. There are three exhibitions to visit  Hilary Heron: A Retrospective; Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s shop, café and gardens are all open.