IMMA is situated in Dublin 8 and is easily accessible by car, on foot, by rail, bus or bike. On this page you’ll find detailed instructions on how to reach the museum by each mode of transport, and links and maps to plan your journey. IMMA’s galleries are to be found in the main building, and the Freud Centre – a stand-alone building adjacent to the gardens. The Shop is also found in the main building. A new outdoor area called The People’s Pavilion is available on our front lawn adjacent to the Freud Centre. There is also a new pop-up café The Flying Dog located in this area.
The best orientation point is to enter through the main courtyard and look for the large format IMMA letters on the main glass entrance. The staff at the front desk will be happy to help you with your visit from there. You can also view or download the floorplan of our main building below.
The main Museum entrance is on Military Road and directions below are for this entrance. There is also a secondary entrance (Pedestrian only) on South Circular Road, opposite the Courthouse at Kilmainham Gaol.
IMMA is approximately a 30 to 40 minute walk from the city centre, and an 8 mins walk from transport hub Heuston Station.
We are located in Dublin 8, within a 15-20 mins walking distance of a number of other visitor attractions.
|10 mins||Kilmainham Gaol via Kilmainham Gate / Directions|
|16 mins||Richmond Barracks via Kilmainham Gate / Directions|
|15mins||Guinness Storehouse via Military Rd Gate / Directions|
|20mins||National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts & History at Collins Barracks via Military Rd Gate / Directions|
|20mins||NCAD Gallery via Military Rd Gate / Directions|
If you are cycling to IMMA you will find bicycle parking at the rear of the building, just before the entrance to the car park. Follow signs for the car park. There are also a number of Dublin Bikes stations near IMMA, including one right at the entrance on Military Road (outside Supervalu) and another on Kilmainham Lane.
IMMA is approx. a 12 minute drive from city centre (St. Stephen’s Green). There is ample on-site parking which is just €3 for the first three hours. Parking machines take both coins and chip and pin cards.
Please note that if you are entering Dublin via car from the West / N4 / M4 you cannot turn right onto Military Road. To access IMMA from this direction you can either turn right toward Kilmainham village and access via Kilmainham Road, or continue on the quays past Heuston Station and turn right onto the Rory O’Moore Bridge and loop back along the quays toward IMMA, turning left onto Military Road.
You can reach IMMA by taking a bus (145, 79 and 79a) to Heuston Station and then walking 8 minutes to IMMA via the Military Road gate, or by taking a bus (13, 40, 123) to St. James’s Hospital which is also an 8 minute walk via steps to Bow Lane onto Irwin St. and then Military Rd.
You can also reach IMMA by using one of the Hop-on Hop-off Tourist Bus services, all of which stop right outside IMMA’s Military Road entrance. You can use the Route Planner to plan your visit using public transport.
Please click on ‘directions’ on the map below to expand this Google map where you can enter your starting point and mode of transport.
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