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Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

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Address: Royal Hospital | Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
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+353 1 612 9900
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11:30 - 05:30
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Sun 12:00 - 17:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 05:30
Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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Enthralling

Totally enthralling. Even though we arrived there well in advance of its opening time (11.30 - a fact that the guide on the hop-on, hop-off bus neglected to mention), it didn't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It may be worth a visit if you happen to be around, but I would not go here for the museum. The collection was small en not very interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to numerous art galleries in Europe and in America. I’ve seen the classics, the masters, the disturbing installations, the weird and the wonderful, etc, etc. And I believe I have a good eye for contemporary art. But much of the ‘stuff’ in this museum was trying to ‘cash in’ without any talent. The ideal of out of... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found ourselves wondering... Is this where everything rejected by the Tate ends up ? Not worth the walk, huge gallery, barely anything of interest. We may not be arts critics.. But we know what we like. And we like cake more than we like IMMA I'm afraid. Your café is an asset. Treasure it. So..What could IMMA do to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The Lucian Freud exhibit on display now until 2021 is superb and is well worth the tram ride out to the museum. Housed in a separate building, the exhibit displays about 50 works over three floors. Generally speaking - portraits of family on the ground floor, etchings downstairs, and portraits of other sitters upstairs. It was great to get to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The Lucian Freud exhibition currently running is wonderful. An opportunity to see a large selection of painting and other works. Very well-curated with an excellent commentary. The space is intimate but didn't feel crowded. The photographs of Freud's studio brought the process to life. Excellent gift shop in the main gallery. Cafe needs improvement.

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Greater Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Totally enthralling. Even though we arrived there well in advance of its opening time (11.30 - a fact that the guide on the hop-on, hop-off bus neglected to mention), it didn't matter as we were well pleased by the selection of food in the cafe. Tasty bagels and lovely cakes were on offer. Avoid the coffee though. And the restroom... More 

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Thank Helen B
County Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We visited IMMA in Kilmainham recently to check out the Lucien Freud exhibition and we were not disappointed, if you like portrait art it's great. The main exhibition halls are also worth seeing and the cafe - itsa- provides good quality food in great surroundings. Be sure to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stopped at this great museum even though the tour bus told us that not many get off! We were fortunate to have the space to ourselves and enjoyed a thought provoking hour - wish we had longer.

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Thank Acciano
Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here to see Freud collection and we found it well worth the time to visit. Did no know much about Freuds work but this collection gives it a great dimension. Great little cafe downstairs in main building and some good contemporary art in permanent collection.

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Thank JamesS6523TS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the museum. The building grounds are beautiful, and great to walk around. The museum is closed on Mondays, but it's Joan other weekdays. There's free admission for the normal galleries, and a fee to enter the temporary Freud gallery, yet it's free on Tuesday for the Freud gallery. The staff is nice, and the art installations are... More 

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