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Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

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Address: Royal Hospital | Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 612 9900
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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 week ago
Helen B
Greater Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Aisling C
Greater Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Helen B
County Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Meryl_like
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Acciano
Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank JamesS6523TS
Panama City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Cassandra B
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice exhibit. I was totally unaware of his work, really liked it. He captured faces really well.

Thank DianneWilburn
Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to IMMA for the art but found there was so much more! The architecture alone was worth the visit... then there was the funky little cafe downstairs with a wonderful menu, oh... and did I mention the glorious gardens that I could have spent hours meandering through...

Thank Petal1975
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building put to good use The former Royal Hospital is located, between lans and gardens near Heuston Station. The upkeep is very good and the space in it put to good use with exhibitions of Modern Art. Very nice to visit, and don't format the café in the cellar. Nice menu for Coffee and Lunch.

Thank Jelle-Joaquim
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Beautiful grounds! Did not go in the museum as not much of a gallery fan - however the gardens alone are worth a visit. So well looked after and extremely aesthetically pleasing. Almost looks like a maze - you could easily while away an hour or so relaxing or walking around.

Thank Joanne N

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