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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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IT'S CLOSED ON MONDAYS! (Stay for the gardens)

Yes, sorry to say that the museum is closed on Mondays, but stay for the gardens, they're very nice, worth a slow walk around to admire the whole layout. The small gardeners... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I don't know, maybe I don't understand modern art but I definitely was not a fan of this museum. It gave me the heebie jeebies of anything. My friend and I stumbled across this museum by accident after taking a taxi to see Gilmainham Gaol. Unfortunately they were sold out of tickets that day so instead of wasting a trip... More 

Thank Ada M
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The park setting and the deep history of the buildings of this modern museum is the perfect juxtaposition for the thrilling exhibitions currently mounted at IMMA. I entered the museum grounds through the gate entrance across from Kilmainham Gaol, which provides a leisurely approach along a tree lined road flanked by a paddock and cemetery. On the sunny day I... More 

Thank Craig H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, sorry to say that the museum is closed on Mondays, but stay for the gardens, they're very nice, worth a slow walk around to admire the whole layout. The small gardeners cottage has a brief history of the whole hospital development. The plants are great. The layout amazing.

Thank Barnesms
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IMMA is one of my favourite museums in the world, I think the curation and programming is always very interesting. The ground are also incredible. The shop leaves a lot to be desired but I do like the edition section at the entrance.

Thank Jd O
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent the afternoon here with the family. The building are lovely and fabulous if the weather is good for a stroll in the gardens. We saw the Lucien Freud exhibition which is really fascinating even if you are not into modern art. If we had time, we would have paused to have a cup of coffee in the cafe but... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's good to visit any museum and celebrate art. Long, but nice walk from old town didn't meet our expectations. Not well organized setup in the museum gives you hard time for spatial orientation and free admission part is more artists social and political messages then art by itself.

Thank mirdob
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was not a big fan of their collection of modern art, but I did like the Lucien Freud expo, which wasn’t free.

Thank jpkoudstaal
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As it is not in Dublin centre -- if you're going to the Kilmainham Goal, make a side trip to the IMMA which is just across the street. It is a nice museum in beautiful surroundings. IMMA museum has free admission, except for the 5-year (starting Sept 2016) Lucien Freud exhibit ( Euro 8 for adults, Euro 5 for seniors).... More 

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

It's not on the typical tourist path (we took a bus from the city center and then walked 10 minutes), but the grounds and artwork are amazing. The museum is free except for the Lucien Freud project. PAY to see that exhibit. It is worth it. The other parts of the museum display modern works from recognized and international artists.... More 

Thank Charlie B
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The walk down to the IMMA from the Gaol is absolutely stunning. The picturesque tree lined walkway is like the ones you see in films. Keep your wits about you though as whilst we were there some escaped animals were roaming the grounds, thankfully we're quick runners. The artwork on display was not only inspirational but came with practical advice... More 

Thank Hayley B

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