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Join us to celebrate National Heritage Week 2021 with a free programme of family art workshops and outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy safely.

Tour of Bully’s Acre with Paul O’Brien
Wed, 18 Aug / 7pm
Join historian and author Paul O’Brien as he tells the story of Bully’s Acre, a little known graveyard in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. He will take you on a unique tour of the (almost) last resting place of Robert Emmet and generations of Dubliners – commoners, businessmen, captains and privates, even sons of kings! This is a story of religion, grave robbing, poverty and sickness and is a must for all interested in the history of Dublin itself.
Booking is essential, capacity is limited. Meeting time is 6.45pm.  Please note, the tour begins sharply at 7pm. Due to the nature of the tour, latecomers cannot be admitted. Click here to book your place.

Mornings at the Museum
Tues 17 & Thurs 19 Aug / 10am
Explore IMMA’s historic grounds and gardens with your family and make artworks together inspired by our outdoor sculptures during this special Heritage Week art workshop. Share your perspectives on outdoor artworks using IMMA’s mobile phone app Viewpoints as part of the workshop. Places are limited, book your place here.

Explorer at the Pavilion
Sunday 15 & 22 August/ 2pm – 4pm
Have some creative family time with Explorer at the Pavilion. Children and grown-ups can enjoy this art workshop safely in our front lawn Pavilion. Based on artworks from IMMA’s exhibitions, families can discover their inner artist while having fun and creating amazing masterpieces. Places are limited, book your place here.

IMMA Viewpoints 
Discover selected artworks from our Collection with IMMA Viewpoints. This new programme invites you to explore IMMA’s outdoor artworks on your phone while visiting the historical site of IMMA and the RHK. Here, you can learn about our outdoor Collection and share your viewpoint about various sculptures. You can also explore how others have reacted. Click here and join the IMMA Viewpoints conversation today!

Visit Exhibitions
Visit our current exhibitions, The Narrow Gate of the Here and Now: Queer Embodiment, Ghosts from the Recent Past, Northern Light: The David Kronn Photography Collection , Entry to our exhibitions are by ticketed time slot. Book your tickets here.

IMMA Outdoors
Explore, engage and discover the historical site of the RHK with our IMMA Outdoors programme. From dazzling artist commissions and intimate Courtyard concerts to biodiversity tours and art workshops for all ages, IMMA Outdoors activates our 48 acres into a radically public space for you to enjoy! Check out our IMMA Outdoors programme here.

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. 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.