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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  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • August 15, 2017
    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 »
  • August 9, 2017
    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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  • July 2, 2017
    Exhibitions are not too interesting nor is there much art to see. East wing had two artist's work and the paid exhibitions were a let down. Location is nice but grounds were closed from what I could see.
  • July 4, 2017
    Amazing venue for the wedding I attended here. The grounds are beautiful and from ceremony to reception it was enjoyable and hassle free for all the guests.
  • May 25, 2017
    1 for the museum, 5 for the grounds. I have never been so confused by art as I was in this museum. But definitely go to walk around the outside (which is free!).
  • May 29, 2017
    An oasis of peace and inspiration. Curators/guides are wonderful. Knowledgeable and so friendly. I'll be back again and again.
  • June 12, 2017
    Great selection of modem art. It's no MoMA, but still worth a trip to see. Plus, the buildings and the grounds are nice for a walk.

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