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Address: Royal Hospital | Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
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I have visited here many times over the years and there is always something worth seeing here. There are lots of different galleries and formal gardens. Very near Kilmainham Goal... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited here many times over the years and there is always something worth seeing here. There are lots of different galleries and formal gardens. Very near Kilmainham Goal so possible to do a visit at the same time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to other modern art collections, IMMA's is not the best (funding cuts and a lack of wow exhibiting spaces leave it way behind the Tate, MoMa or Storm King for example). But the building itself is worth a visit as it is beautiful and tranquil. THE highlight however is the new Freud exhibition: carefully explained and very smartly curated,... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We generally like modern art but it was hard to find anything we liked here, certainly nothing we wanted to stand and look at for any length of time. The cafe food was good but terribly noisy with vaulted ceiling echoing all the noisy children.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi I visited IMMA on Friday last I could not believe staff there're was no greeting for direction of any kind lots of staff and not one person acknowledged our presence unbelievable I know it's free of charge but this was shocking ,Did not feel welcome !!!!!

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Thank 998geraldine123
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely buildings and gardens to explore here. The art is wierd, only for the specialists! There was a room on the ground floor at the south west corner of the courtyard and it had an interesting display of what the building was originally used for. We tried the cafe and found it to be very good.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Irish Museum of Modern Art can be approached from two directions. I recommend using the main gate near Kilmainham Gaol. Walk through the parkland area and admire the setting, the architecture and the courtyard surroundings because you may be disappointed with what's inside the IMMA. When we visited one of the studios was dedicated to Braziilian artist Jac Leirner’s... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great venue off the city bus tours. Interesting pieces on the day I visited and some thought provoking installations.

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Thank Mark C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where was the modern art? I went in side and the person ag ghe desk wasnt the most entheusiatic quitd indifferent in fact! Went up stairs only one winglet open with not much to see. I spent 10 mins inside and went back to the car park. €2 in carpark fist time charged parking fee in a gallery or museum.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a day spent in the Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol, we thought we'd check out the IMMA to kill an hour or two before heading to the airport. Oh my word, do not waste your time. I enjoy art galleries and I thought I enjoyed modern art, but this art was very.... 'modern' so do be warned if that's... More 

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Sussex, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only is this a beautiful building, it's a brilliantly curated modern and contemporary art museum. We spent ages there, but only saw half the exhibitions. You could make it a whole day out. My only reservation is that the cafe is subterranean and very stuffy and noisy - perhaps in the summer they serve food in the courtyard?

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