IMMA welcomes visitors of all ages. All of our exhibitions are always free for under 18s and the size and scope of the IMMA campus makes it a great destination for children. We know that when you visit with children there are extra things you might want to know about to better plan your visit, so you can find out more in this section.
In addition to having a general visit to IMMA, we have a range of dedicated family programmes to engage audiences of all ages, including free workshops and self-directed workbooks. See What’s On for more details of current events, and also see our Families section for more information.
If you are visiting the galleries with children you will find lots to see and discuss. Oftentimes art works are too delicate to be touched, but some work is made with touching in mind. 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.
On occasion we will provide advisory notices for artworks that we feel may not be suitable for all visitors. If you are in any doubt about the suitability of an exhibition for your visit please speak to the front desk or any member of our visitor engagement team.
On the practical side, adapted toilets, baby changing facilities and a locker room are available. There are lifts in each part of the museum so access to upper floors is possible with buggies and pushchairs. Most exhibitions allow sufficient space for pushchairs but from time to time artists may install work that fills an entire room.
There is a small play area in the Café, and ample food offerings for kids.
Please note that children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times throughout the museum and cafe.
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