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Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
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An extraordinary space where contemporary life and contemporary art connect, challenge and inspire one another.

Visitor Info

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Temporary closure of Main Reception.

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. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.

 

Your Safe Visit

We are delighted to welcome visitors to IMMA. We have implemented the Government’s Work Safety Protocol and Living with Covid-19 Plan. Please visit the webpage Your Safe Visit to IMMA for details of safely procedures during your visit.

Graphic: Time, Social Distancing, Sanitation

Opening Hours

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.

For more more information about our café Camerino Bakery click here.

Normal Opening Hours

Day Time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10.00am – 5.30pm*
Wednesday: 11.30am – 5.30pm*
Thursday: 10.00am – 5.30pm*
Friday: 10.00am – 5.30pm*
Saturday: 10.00am – 5.30pm*
Sunday: 12 noon – 5.30pm*
Bank Holidays : 12noon – 5.30pm*

*Last admission to any individual exhibition gallery is 5.15pm

VISITOR REVIEW

“Superb museum. Artworks are thoughtfully displayed in well-lit rooms. A good cross-section to appeal to lovers of all art forms. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend a visit.”

Admission Price

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.

Admission Type Type
General: Free
Special Exhibition: Tickets Required*

*Paid exhibitions are free to all on Tuesdays, but advanced booking is advised.

Visitor Facilities

The IMMA site and grounds are fully accessible for visitors with lifts in every building. Adapted toilets and baby changing facilities are available for visitors in the Main Building and at other points throughout the campus. We would like to advise visitors that our cloakroom lockers are temporarily unavailable while our main reception is under renovation. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

IMMA has ample (paid) parking, extensive gardens and grounds, to enjoy during your visit. Visit Camerino Bakery café, the is both an outdoor cafe located in the Courtyard and an indoor cafe in the IMMA vaults, please click here for opening hours. The IMMA Shop is located on the first floor and is open Museum hours.

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.

CCTV

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.

Visitor Resources

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!

For information regarding tours please contact Chris Jones: [email protected]

Read

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. Downloadable pdfs of exhibition guides are:

Influence and Identity: Twentieth Century Portrait Photography from the Bank of America Collection

Howardena Pindell: A Renewed Language

IMMA exhibition pamphlet

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.


Watch

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.

Girl in front of windows in IMMA


Listen

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.

Some of our favourite talks from 2018 can be heard below:


Official Hospitality Partner

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.

The Dean Logo

Important Notice

Alert

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. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.

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