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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.

Directions & Map

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.

Getting to IMMA

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.

We would like to advise our visitors that our main car park will be closed to the public on Tuesday 17 May and Wednesday 18 May to facilitate urgent surface repairs. Disabled parking will still be available.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


On Foot

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.

Walking times

Time Attraction
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

By Bike

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.

Dublin Bikes Website

By Car

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.

Parking Costs

Hours Price
0-3: €3
0-4: €5
0-6: €10
6+: €15

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 the South Circular Road and then left again up Kilmainham Lane.


Take, or connect to, the Red line Luas (tram) to Heuston Station. IMMA is an 8 minute walk via Military Road. You can use the Route Planner to plan your visit using public transport.

Route Planner Website

By Train

IMMA is an 8 minute walk from Heuston Station, one of two major train stations in the city. Connolly Station is the other major station, which is connected to Heuston Station by the Red Luas line. Consult Irish Rail to plan your journey by train.

Irish Rail Website

By Bus

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.

Dublin Bus Website

Location Map

Please click on ‘directions’ on the map below to expand this Google map where you can enter your starting point and mode of transport.

Floor Map

IMMA’s galleries are to be found in the Ground and First Floors of the main building, and in the Freud Centre; a stand-alone building adjacent to the gardens. The shop is on the First Floor, the lecture room on the Ground Floor and the cafe in the basement.


Located on this level is:

Basement Map

Ground Floor

Located on this level is:

Ground Floor Map

First Floor

Located on this level is

First Floor Map

Download Floor Map 


Download Floor Map