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“Great place for all the family to visit.”

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
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Ranked #122 of 546 things to do in Dublin
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

We had a family get together on Saturday 27th.Excellent place with spacious ground and gardens. Nice spacious and well lit cafe in the basement with reasonable prices on foods and beverages, but service is a bit slow due to lack of serving staff. As it was arts week, there was entertainment in the field next to the museum.Kids had a ball. There is also a place for childrens activities in the upstairs exhibition area. Secure parking is a real bonus and there is plenty of it, but make sure you use the pay and display machine ( €1 for 3 hours). There is so much to see.Well worth a visit for all the family. Make a day of it. Ideal also for a picnic if the weather is clement. I give it 10 out of 10.

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Reviewed July 18, 2011

Very small permanent collection so really depends on whats on exhibit. However, lots of people come here and leave very quickly. Take the time to explore the old soldiers Chapel (amazing Baroque Roof) and Hall (guided tours free and avaliable), the incredible formal gardens and the old civic cemetery (Dudleys Acre). Always have a great time here, even if the Art can sometimes (only sometimes mind - they mount some absolutely phenomenal exhibits) play second fiddle.

It is hard to get to and a not particularly nice walk so recommend getting the hop-on hop-off bus tour.

Well worth a visit (and a few minutes walk from Kilmanhaim Gaol)

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Reviewed May 14, 2011

The cafe, bookshop, and grounds are the best part. Most of the museum was closed and the queue for the special Kahlo/ Riveira exhibit was too long, but the remaining bits held some great modern art. I especially liked the photo journals of Derry during The Troubles. Free for permanent collection.

Thank colleo
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Reviewed April 8, 2010

We really struggled to get to the museum via the Dublin buses and ended up walking along secluded dingy back alleys. It was very badly signposted, but we were hoping that the museum would be worth our trouble, as we are modern art lovers. It was quite frankly, the most boring place we have ever been and we left after 15 minutes when it had taken us over an hour to get there. Honestly, don't even bother going here. You will be very dissapointed. There were about 5 impressive sculptures, all outside, and the rest of the art could easily have been created by my dog, on a bad day. Overall, RUBBISH :(

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Reviewed October 26, 2008

The IMMA is housed in a wonderful, historic building that served as an old soldiers home, as well as a hospital at one time. It is an immense building and has expansive grounds. We like modern art and have visited many museums that have wonderful collections. However, this museum seems to have a mediocre collection by Irish artists (there was only one piece that I found interesting--Francis St. Boys, 1994, which were moulded plaster heads of a number of boys hanging in a row on a wall). The rest of what we saw in this large museum seemed boring to us.
This museum is located in the far western part of the city away from the center of Dublin and not easy to get to. It is a stop on the Dublin Hop On, Hop Off Bus.
From what we saw, we would not recommend this museum to persons who are interested in modern art. The bell in the basement, which had been in the tower at the time General Burgoyne commanded the hospital, was more interesting than most of the art work.

Thank Pnemiller
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