Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

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Soak up some culture at Irish Museum of Modern Art, the country's primary national institution for the collection of contemporary art. Set in a 17th-century building, the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the museum boasts over 3,500 pieces by Irish and international artists. Its collection of art from 1940s forward is particularly strong. Stroll through the building and admire the array of paintings, sculptures, and photographs. You can grab a cup of coffee from the cafe in the cellar. The museum also hosts a number of travelling exhibitions as well as talks and events throughout the year. Arrange to visit Irish Museum of Modern Art and other attractions in Dublin using our Dublin route app .
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  • Close to Kilmainham Goal and well worth a visit if you are in the area and like gardens. Brilliant example of rescued garden - kept in immaculate order and SO tranquil. Able to relax and take in the s...  more »
  • Visited the Freud exhibition today and really enjoyed it. The pieces have been carefully curated and the cafe and gardens are well worth a visit afterwards.  more »
  • Located in a very nice garden and Palace, installations in the garden and a nice collection, it is not very rich in works, but the ones we saw are very interesting and beautiful. The cost per adult €8 the boys free.
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  • What is inside (when it comes to artwork) is up to you to judge, but they have nice facilities and professional staff (if you ever see one of them). Some things I didn't get, some things were interesting, some nice...I guess, as long as they draw reaction from you, they made it. Even if you do not like modern art, but you like nature, you could go there, because they have amazing small park there, one of my favorite in Dublin! Entrance is free.
  • Always something interesting to see there,last time we visited,there was an exhibition on op art,very good,just would be nice if there was more exhibits! Also a beautiful gardens to relax in,and take some nice pics!
  • I have been to a few modern art museums now... I guess I’m just one of those people that doesn’t “get it”. It’s alright, but I just wouldn’t go out of my way for the exhibits we ended up seeing. The actual building itself is very stylish though and worth checking out if you are passing through.
  • Quite a large museum with few exhibits - the work is modern so can be quite hard to 'understand' but it can be appreciated. The parking was also pretty cheap but this would have been so much better had there been more art to look at
  • A friendly relaxed location to view modern art. A mixture of creations , weird and wonderful. Well worth a visit

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