Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

2.8
#23 of 48 in Museums in Dublin
Art Museum Museum
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.
Create an itinerary including Irish Museum of Modern Art
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
377 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • Staff were not interested in guests - very into speaking to one another not the public. Free exhibitions extremely limited. Not a friendly place!  more »
  • As an art lover, I don't particularly rate this gallery, but that's down to my personal preferences. To be honest I was more interested in the building.  more »
  • Exciting art exhibitions in a nice old building. The Museum makes great use of the historic buildings, and the Park around is fine and cosy
    View original
Google
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!).
  • An oasis of peace and inspiration. Curators/guides are wonderful. Knowledgeable and so friendly. I'll be back again and again.
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Dublin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Dublin

Dublin offers everything from luxury hotels to eclectic guesthouses. Explore over 1,000 years of history in the city on foot by staying at one of the hotels or hostels in the city center. The south side of the river has always been a popular place to stay, particularly near Temple University or the tourist nightlife center Temple Bar, but a new crop of attractive options has popped up on the north side as well. For more affordable accommodations, try a hostel or make your way toward St. Stephen's Green for a more comfortable stay at a mid-range hotel. If the artistic spirit of Dublin is what beckoned you, spend your holiday in a guesthouse near the creative Lower Gardiner Street.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Dublin by other users

16 days in Paris, Dublin & United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Dublin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Dublin BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Dublin BY A USER FROM IRELAND October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Ireland, Scotland & Belgium BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Tours & Dublin BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans