Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
(2.8/5 based on 320 reviews on the web)
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. Use our Dublin tour planner to arrange your visit to Irish Museum of Modern Art and other attractions in Dublin.
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  • Modern and contemporary art lover I didn't want to miss this Museum, also because I realized there were interesting local artists and also international. I wasn't expecting a collection from Moma altho this inadequacy. I was very disappointed because the highlight is definitely the Palace and the kindness of all the staff who work there. I don't know what to say, if you want to see a beautiful building and walk ok but for the current collection, in my opinion, not worth it, too bad.
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  • 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 b...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • I had to visit this place as it was part of my leaving-cert art course. The people who come to these kind of places are what you'd expect. Edgy and sophisticated hipsters. I wouldn't recommend this place for someone who isn't into modern art, like myself. Most of the art was just plain confusing and uninteresting.
  • Very interesting pieces, easy to reach and very well kept. I'm not a museums person but I liked this one!
  • We visit IMMA often to see exhibitions and really enjoy it. The gardens are beautiful and especially enjoyable during the summer months. The only downfall is the cafe downstairs is far too expensive.
  • What a fab place for anyone to visit. My own view is this place is best visited alone. What I mean is you get to take your own personal time to study the fab exhibitions. It's free as usual for museums in Dublin. Unique experience. Just do it. Exhibitions change regularly, experience and different perspectives for you to enjoy. By the way the grounds are amazing, cafe on site ok not the best but ok for a quick bite, lunch etc coffee not bad, service sometimes slow. Enjoy the garden walk no matter what time of year. Give it half a day to enjoy properly the exhibitions,grounds and cafe.
  • The building itself was beautiful and there was a wedding going on at the time which was nice to see, however I wasn't blown away by the selection of modern art. A few interesting video pieces around the museum though.