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.
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
IMMA Opening Hours for Christmas 2019/2020
|Monday 23 December||Closed|
|Tuesday 24 December||Closed|
|Wednesday 25 December||Closed|
|Thursday 26 December||Closed|
|Friday 27 December||12noon – 5.30pm*|
|Saturday 28 December||12noon – 5.30pm*|
|Sunday 29 December||12noon – 5.30pm*|
|Monday 30 December||Closed|
|Tuesday 31 December||12noon – 5.30pm*|
|Wednesday 1 January||12noon – 5.30pm*|
Opening times as normal from Thursday 2 January.
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.
|Special Exhibition:||Tickets Required*|
*Paid exhibitions are free to all on Tuesdays, but advanced booking is advised.
Ticketed exhibitions currently include IMMA Collection: Freud Project and Desire: A Revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age.
On a practical note, the IMMA site and grounds are fully accessible for visitors with lifts in every building. Adapted toilets, baby changing facilities and a locker room are available for visitors in the Main Building and at other points throughout the campus.
IMMA has ample (paid) parking, extensive gardens and grounds, a cafe and a shop to use and enjoy during your visit.
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.
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!
The team regularly give informal guided tours which provide a great general introduction to current exhibitions. These 30mins tours take place on Wednesdays at 1.15pm and Saturday and Sundays at 2.30pm. No booking is required, you can just come to the Meeting Place in the Main reception. Guided tours are free of charge, but the relevant exhibition fee will apply.
Every exhibition at IMMA is accompanied by a free printed exhibition guide which will tell you more about the work. You can pick one up at reception or at the entrance to each exhibition. Ask a member of the Visitor Engagement Team if you can’t locate a copy. You will also find a downloadable pdf of the guide on each individual exhibition page of the website.
Another great resource for reading about our artists, exhbitions, 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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