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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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Beautiful gardens, but small collection of artworks

I loved the gardens and the atmosphere of the place is very relaxing! I was not too impressed about the museum exhibitions though, there wasn't much to see compared to other... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Came to have a look at the art works here. As people who appreciate art, we were looking forward to seeing some nice things, however the collection was a complete disappointment. The buildings and surroundings are absolutely beautiful, and so much more could be made of them. In terms of the actual collection, while there were a few interesting pieces,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I loved the gardens and the atmosphere of the place is very relaxing! I was not too impressed about the museum exhibitions though, there wasn't much to see compared to other museums I have been to. But I would recommend it to anyone looking to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. The Cafe in the basement is very nice as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Great museum, the exhibitions change frequently so there is always some new art to see . The building itself is steeped in history. Grounds are beautiful and great for picnics with the kids. Nice relaxing coffee shop and I love that you can enjoy your coffee outside in the magnificent cobbled courtyard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We were in Dublin last fall. We enjoyed this museum (went with no expectations) but my husband and I were remembering just today how shockingly good the food was at the museum cafe! Totally lacking in ambiance, but the food makes up for it—so good I ordered the Itsa cookbook when I got back to the states. So if it's... More 

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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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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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