Opening Hours

Full opening hours


Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
Phone +353 1 6129900

View Map

Find us by

Visiting IMMAGuided Tours

An extraordinary space where contemporary life and contemporary art connect, challenge and inspire one another.

Guided Tours

Joining one of our guided tours is a great way to get to know IMMA and our exhibitions in more detail. Our experienced guides are extremely knowledgeable about art in general, and each IMMA exhibition in particular. Tours are free of charge, but exhibition fees apply in the case of ticketed exhibitions. For information regarding tours please contact Chris Jones: [email protected].


Guided Tours of Current Exhibitions

We offer informal weekly tours that are designed to provide a general introduction to current exhibitions at IMMA.

Tour Times

Day Hours
Wednesday: 2.30pm
Saturday: 2.30pm
Sunday: 2.30pm

Each tour lasts 30 minutes. Please arrive early for tours as numbers are limited (max 20).


No booking required, just come to the ‘Meeting Place’ in the main IMMA Reception. Please note that tours may not take place if other engagement and learning talks or workshops are in progress at the same time, so please inquire at reception on the day, or in advance of your visit. A good way to do this is to check the Tour category in the What’s On section of this website for the date you intend to visit.

Olive Galbraith

“An oasis of peace and inspiration. Curators/ guides are wonderful. Knowledgeable and so friendly. I'll be back again and again.”

Group Guided Tours

Guided tours are available for special interest groups including schools, colleges and adult education. Join one of our knowledgeable Visitor Engagement Team members and take a walk through any of our exhibitions. Exploring a variety of themes, the guided tour will pull together connections and meaning from distinct elements of our current exhibitions. Every tour is different. 


Group tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Please give us as much notice as possible to help secure your preferred date and time. We cannot respond to requests for tours within a two week timeframe.

Group Tour Timeslots

Day Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 9.30am / 10.30am / 11.30am / 2.30pm


Group Tour Cost

Tours are led by IMMA staff and are free of charge, but donations are welcome. In the case of ticketed exhibitions usual entry fees apply, but do note that students in full time education are always free of charge.

Group Sizes

Maximum School group size is 32. Two adults should accompany each tour.

Maximum Adult group size 50.

To book a tour follow the link below. Please make sure you read the terms and conditions before booking.

Specialised Tours

In addition to our regular tours IMMA offers a range of specialised tours including Irish language, Audio Description and Touch tours. We welcome all groups and can tailor tours to your needs.

For more information and to book please contact Chris Jones at [email protected] Please give us as much lead in time as possible to plan your visit.

Azure Dementia Inclusive Tours

On the first Friday of every month we offer free guided tours specially designed to support people living with dementia and their family, friends or professional carers. The tours are designed to engage with our current exhibitions and to create an enjoyable social and cultural experience. All tours are free of charge and are followed by an optional, complimentary cup of tea or coffee together in IMMA’s on-site café.

For further detailed information on this programme and for dates of upcoming tours please visit the dedicated Azure page on our website.

Azure is free of charge but booking is essential as places are limited. Please contact Bairbre-Ann for more information or to reserve places, [email protected] or tel +353 (0)1 612 9955.

Studio 10

Studio10 is a programme for adults of all levels of creative experience and includes guided tours, discussions, and experimental art-making. The programme is scheduled into blocks of consecutive weekly sessions, with each block addressing a particular exhibition. The activities are based from IMMA’s Studio10.

Blocks of sessions are free, no booking is required, and participants may attend multiple blocks as they wish. View all Studio 10 events. 

Self Guided Groups

If you choose not to avail of a free tour with one of our Visitor Engagement Team you may still visit the museum with your group, but you will still need to book your group visit in with us for any group larger than 8 people.

Capacity for each gallery space changes for every exhibition so it is important to note that the galleries might not be able to accommodate entry to large groups. Access is therefore not guaranteed and will depend on capacity on a given day and time. Priority will always be given to groups who have booked in with us in advance.

  • Groups must be supervised at all times. Larger groups must be split into smaller groups of fifteen people, with one leader per group.
  • Please ensure that the leader remains with the group at all times in the gallery.
  • Groups of over 10 people seeking to book a self-guided visit should contact [email protected] at least one week in advance
  • Groups arriving without pre-booking may be asked to wait or return at a later time.

Any self-guided groups wishing to visit the IMMA Collection: Freud Project exhibition must notify IMMA in advance of your visit, as entry is by time-slot only. Due to the number and delicate nature of the works and the limited circulation space of the historic building that houses the Freud Centre capacity is strictly limited and larger groups cannot be accommodated in this exhibition. Please email [email protected] for more details.

Group leaders and students visiting the Gallery should make themselves familiar with the IMMA’s terms and conditions.

Important Notice


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. There are three exhibitions to visit  Hilary Heron: A Retrospective; Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s shop, café and gardens are all open.