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

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Throughout the school year, IMMA welcomes self-guided visits by school teachers and their classes as well as by adult/community groups. Up to five exhibitions of modern and contemporary art are open to the public at any one time, along with a permanent OPW heritage display – Old Man’s House.

IMMA is situated in the historic Royal Hospital Kilmainham, which includes a formal garden and large meadows, so there is plenty of space for outdoor exercise and class picnics. Group Leaders/Teachers may want to optimise their day out, so it is useful to know that IMMA is walking distance from both Kilmainham Gaol and the National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks. There is also a paid car park to the rear of the main building.

Teachers/Group Leaders of young people may find resources that are useful to their visit by clicking into the Family section or the teachers and student section, including downloadable trails, text resources and videos. There is also a more general resource section of this website that will direct you to sources of audio, video and additional reading.  Specific resources for each exhibition can be found on individual exhibition pages.

Teachers/Group Leaders can also explore the IMMA Collection online or our Artist A-Z Directory.

Prior to a visit, school teachers may want more information about an exhibition to ensure its relevance to the age or stage of development of their group. If you need advice regarding your visit, or specific information about the schools programme and any forthcoming teachers’ workshops, please contact Mark Maguire, tel: 01 6129950 or email [email protected]

We know teachers may want to visit in advance, so we make complimentary tickets available for teachers and a friend for any paid exhibitions. Just select the ‘ Teacher’ ticket when booking.

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.