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Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

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Address: Royal Hospital | Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-612-9900
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A great place to meet up for coffee and some culture!

A lovely venue for a nice stroll around the gardens.A good coffee shop and interesting exhibitions. The exhibitions on view were far too visually expressive for us. Duncan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A lovely venue for a nice stroll around the gardens.A good coffee shop and interesting exhibitions. The exhibitions on view were far too visually expressive for us. Duncan Campbell is an artist we have not viewed before,he was a nominee for the 2014 Turner Prize. Art is in the eye of the beholder though! There is plenty of parking that... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We'd planned a visit to see Dorothy Cross' 'Trove' exhibition, and that really is worth a look-see, but IMMA can be a bit hit-or-miss. We don't have a strong visual tradition in this country, and not everything that makes the walls here is going to stand the test of time (the 4.5 billion year old meteorite might be an exception),... More 

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Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Even if you aren't into art and don't go in, its worth walking through the grounds, through the courtyard as this is right opposite the jail (a must!) - don't put yourself out, but don't pass it by

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Now I am all for Modern Art and I should start by saying the building and grounds itself are very beautiful and worth the trip itself however the exhibits resemble what I imagine a fight in the store room of a jumble sale would look like. I fail to see what is artistic about two windscreen sun reflectors with mirror... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The art itself was nothing worth remembering or writing home about, it was very abstract new-thinking (a room full of pebbles or a chair with a light bulb over it etc), and not something I thought particularly worthwhile. But the building itself, its courtyard and the gardens were all amazing and by far the best bits. Neverminding the art within... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Er, I don't claim to know much about art but I always feel there is a touch of the emperor's new clothes about this stuff. All it takes is someone to say what a load of rubbish and most of us will agree. Bulbs in a waste paper basket, a giant poo hanging from the ceiling (as my 7 year... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This museum was closed for a considerable period of time, so its been a while since we visited this attraction. We were very disappointed with the shows, boring old rehashed stuff. The most interesting aspect was the found pieces from our archives undertaken by Dorothy Cross. It was an excellent piece in the stand alone museum on the grounds. But... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I think I missed the modern section. I started in the war hero part and made my way through to all the glass cabinets with all the decorative items from all sorts of countries. It's well worth it just for the info and exhibits on the soldiers! I was expecting boring modern art but instead found a veritable trove of... More 

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Aberdeen
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Receptionist was so unhelpful I wondered if she was somehow an exhibit? Should we be here? Would we escape if we went in? I like Gormley usually but his Turd - 'something falling to earth' etc was so hilarious that it was almost OK. Whole thing could have worked in a much smaller building. As it was what a waste... More 

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Dalkey Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

I've been a regular visitor to IMMA since it opened, and have recently loved taking my little grandson there. There was a big separate room off the cafe designated for children, complete with toys and lots of space to run around (which is something toddlers need to do!) away from the adults wanting a quiet time. Arrived for lunch today... More 

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