Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)


Located on the great grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, the Irish Museum of Modern Art is the home of the national collection of modern and contemporary art.


The Irish Museum of Modern Art is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the finest 17th-century building in Ireland. The Royal Hospital was founded in 1684 by James Butler, Duke of Ormonde and Viceroy to Charles II, as a home for retired soldiers and continued in that use for almost 250 years. The style is based on Les Invalides in Paris with a formal facade and a large elegant courtyard. The Royal Hospital in Chelsea was completed two years later and also contains many similarities in style. The Royal Hospital Kilmainham was restored by the Government in 1984 and opened as the Irish Museum of Modern Art in May 1991.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday – Friday:
11.30am – 5.30pm

10.00am – 5.30pm

Sunday and Bank Holidays:
12noon – 5.30pm

Monday: Closed

Last Admission 5.15pm

Admission free except for occasional special exhibitions

Address: Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

Telephone: +353-1-6129900

Email :

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