When you visit IMMA there are lots of ways you can find out more about the artists we exhibit or the artworks on display.
When you are here in the galleries the easiest way to find out more is to speak to any member of our Visitor Engagement Team, who are easily identifiable through their blue lanyards (see image above). Visitor Engagement Facilitators are not only knowledgeable about the particular exhibition you are visiting, but also about contemporary art in general, and are happy to answer any questions you might have, big or small.
The team also regularly give informal guided tours which provide a great general introduction to current exhibitions. These 30mins tours take place on Wednesdays at 1.15pm and Saturday and Sundays at 2.30pm. No booking is required, you can just come to the Meeting place in the Main reception at IMMA.
Museum Opening Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 11.30am – 5.30pm*
Saturday: 10.00am – 5.30pm*
Sunday: 12noon – 5.30pm*
*Last Admission to any individual exhibition is 5.15pm
Every exhibition at IMMA has a complimentary printed exhibition guide which will tell you more about the work. You can pick one up at reception or at the entrance to each exhibition. Ask a member of the Visitor Engagement Team if you can’t locate a copy. You can also find a pdf of the guide on the relevant exhibition page on our website.
We regularly produce introductory videos for our contemporary exhibitions which you can watch online on our youtube channel or in-gallery. Look for the TV screens at the entrance to the Main Galleries on the 1st floor, or near reception as you exit to the Courtyard Galleries, or visit our website.
All IMMA TALKS are recorded and made available on our Soundcloud page, an incredible resource where you can hear directly from artists, curators and leading thinkers on the themes behind the work we present.
Gardens, Café and Shop
The beautiful formal gardens of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham are free of charge and open Museum hours. For those interested in the natural beauty of the gardens and grounds of IMMA, we created two maps detailing the plants, flowers and trees that can be found near the museum. Download these documents below and bring a printed copy to accompany you as you explore:
A Guide to the Gardens and Meadows | Plants and Flowers (PDF)
A Guide to the Gardens and Meadows | Trees (PDF)
Monday: 10am – 3pm
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 12noon – 5pm
The Café is located downstairs in the old kitchens of the Royal Hospital. Entrance is across the courtyard from the main IMMA reception.