Nestled in 48 acres of land in the heart of Dublin 8, IMMA’s home is the extraordinary historical site of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Our programme extends beyond the gallery space, activating the beautiful grounds and buildings of the entire campus. A visit to IMMA can include time to discover, connect and reflect in our galleries, grounds, formal gardens, meadows, café or shop. You’ll find important info to inform your visit below. We look forward to welcoming you to IMMA.
We are delighted to welcome visitors back to IMMA. We would like to reassure you that we have been working hard implementing the Government’s Work Safety Protocol and Living with Covid-19 Plan in preparation for your safe return. Please visit the webpage Your Safe Visit to IMMA for details of safely procedures during your visit.
To ensure the health and safety of the public, in line with current government restrictions, IMMA’s galleries will close from 24 December until further notice. All tickets purchased for Paula Rego, Obedience and Defiance exhibition will be refunded over the next two weeks. We appreciate your patience during this time.
IMMA is open to the general public 6 days a week. The museum is closed on Mondays, except Bank Holidays. Last Admission to any individual exhibition gallery is 5.15pm. See full opening hours below.
|Tuesday – Friday:||11.30am – 5.30pm*|
|Saturday:||10.00am – 5.30pm*|
|Sunday:||12noon – 5.30pm*|
|Bank Holiday Monday:||12noon – 5.30pm*|
*Last admission to any individual exhibition gallery is 5.15pm
Admission to IMMA is free, and entrance to most of our exhibitions is also free. Some individual exhibitions may carry an entrance fee. Entry to these exhibitions are ticketed at a fee of €8/5, and are always free for IMMA Members, Under 18s and full time students.
Please Book your Exhibition Ticket in advance
All our exhibitions, free and paid, will require an entrance ticket as numbers are strictly limited to ensure safe social distancing. We advise all visitors to book their exhibition tickets in advance here. The General Admission ticket gives access to all exhibitions except for the Paula Rego exhibition which must be booked separately. Your contact details will be retained for the purposes of contact tracing.
|Special Exhibition:||Tickets Required*|
*Paid exhibitions are free to all on Tuesdays, but advanced booking is advised.
Please note, visitors must book exhibition tickets in advance of their visit to IMMA.
On a practical note, the IMMA site and grounds are fully accessible for visitors with lifts in every building, due to new social distance procedures only one person can travel in the lift at any one time except for one family unit/visitors of the same group. Adapted toilets and baby changing facilities are available for visitors in the Main Building and at other points throughout the campus. Our locker room is no longer available to use until further notice. Please do not bring a bag larger than 35cm x 35cm or non-folding umbrellas.
IMMA has ample (paid) parking, extensive gardens and grounds, to enjoy during your visit. A new outdoor pop-up café The Flying Dog will be open from 29 June from Monday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. The IMMA Shop will open alongside the main reception area from the 21 July 2020.
There is free wifi in the Main building, just look for the ‘Virgin’ network. The first time you access the network with a new device you will be asked to register (don’t worry, we won’t send you promotional emails unless you want us to) for 30mins of free wifi access. This time-period can be renewed without needing to re-register.
You can visit our Directions and Map page to see floorplans of the building before you visit.
We would like to make our visitors aware that CCTV is in operation at IMMA at all times. Any enquiries regarding this should be sent to the Data Controller, IMMA, Military Road, D08 FW31. You can also read our Data Protection policy.
When you visit IMMA there are lots of ways you can find out more about the artists we exhibit or the artworks on display.
Visitor Engagement Team
When you are here in the galleries the easiest and best way to find out more is to speak to any member of our Visitor Engagement Team, who are easily identifiable through their blue lanyards. Visitor engagement facilitators are not only knowledgeable about the particular exhibition you are visiting, but also about contemporary art in general, and are really happy to answer any questions you might have, big or small. There are no stupid questions!
Following the current HSE guidelines we are not offering guided tours for the time being. For information regarding tours please contact Chris Jones: [email protected]
Before your visit we now ask you to please download and print or save on your device your own exhibition guide from our website to bring with you on your visit. We are no longer able to offer printed exhibition guides during your visit. Current downloadable pdfs of exhibition guides are:
Another great resource for reading about our artists, exhibitions, collection and artworks is this website itself. You can read original articles by a whole range of contributors in our Magazine and will find information on individual artists in our Artists A-Z. We are continually building out this new resource.
We produce introductory videos for most of our exhibitions which you can watch online on the IMMA youtube channel or in-gallery when you visit. Look for the TV screens at the entrance to the Main Galleries on the First floor, or near reception as you exit to the Courtyard Galleries. You will also find videos on the individual exhibition pages of this website.
All IMMA Talks are recorded and the vast majority are made available on our Soundcloud page, an incredible free resource where you can hear directly from artists, curators and leading thinkers on the themes behind the work we present. You will find links to these talks on the relevant exhibition or event page on the website.
If you’re looking for a hotel in Dublin, we highly recommend the Dean Dublin, IMMA’s Official Hospitality Partner. Since they opened their doors in 2014, the Dean has strived to create a fun and vibrant space for their guests, right in the heart of the city. The 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.
Access to special IMMA events are available to Dean guests, so be sure to mention IMMA when you book/check in to avail of the latest opportunities.
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