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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

It's the type of place you visit on the way somewhere else, Kilmainham Jail maybe. The best part to me was the beautiful formal gardens. Worth a visit just to see the gardens and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jacqueline R
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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very few of the pieces were interesting or impressive as is often the case with modern art! None of our party enjoyed the tour. Free entry was a relief. The cafe looked nice. The shop was pretty limited.

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the type of place you visit on the way somewhere else, Kilmainham Jail maybe. The best part to me was the beautiful formal gardens. Worth a visit just to see the gardens and the various outdoor exhibition pieces.

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Thank Jacqueline R
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After touring Kilmainham Gaol next door, I came here. After a lovely walk down through a huge garden, you enter a building that looks a little old on the outside but is completely modern inside. Entry is free - even the lockers! - although it is on the smaller side when it comes to museums. They had some really cool... More 

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Valleiry, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe I missed something , but there was really nothing to see. About 20 exhibits. Half of the museum closed for refurbishment and most of the remaining part seemed to be for children's activities (painting, drawing etc). Not recommended.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappoiting. Just because it's free doesn't mean to say it will be good. What exhibits there were were poor, limited in range and spread out far too thin. The grounds were more interesting than the exhibits themselves including the exit which leads through a portcullis to the road opposite the jail (which is always fully booked so don't entertain... More 

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Thank Colin B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

IMMA, Irish Museum of Modern Art, located at old Royal Hospital, in Kilmainham is set in a nice location with very well structured gardens. Exhibition of art was a very strange mixture of modern art and some photographs plus a few exhibits. Overall very disappointing display. Very little interaction with staff, not very proactive or supportive. Lunch in onsite canteen... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited when they were changing exhibits, so there was only about 1/3 available. However, it was free, still very interesting, the courtyard was a sun trap, the café was great with lovely salads and fresh food, and very good value. I explored the gardens and killed time before my flight home, there's lots of space outside, with green areas... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is beautiful inside and out plus it's free. there are also mini exhibits that give you a look into the past of Dublin.

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Thank Vanessa J
Bosham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum itself was entirely underwhelming. Few installations in the South gallery, and the other was closed. However, 'The Humanizer' temporary installation (through August 28 2016) about the scandal and controversy surrounding Roger Casement was one of the best things I've seen at any art museum.

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Thank hpluchar
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Art is not self defined. This Museum is a social experiment and not art. I am a former member and stopped my membership when I discovered while in Ireland that it is not art but a social expression and not even irish

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