The Irish Museum of Modern Art is one of four Irish national museums in Dublin. It is located in the district of Kilmainham, in the eastern part of the city. As a tourist, the best way to get to the museum and the adjacent gardens is to take a sightseeing bus, these stop near the entrance and you only have to walk a few minutes to the entrance.
The Irish Museum of Modern Art, also known as IMMA, first opened in May 1991 and has been an exhibition space for modern and contemporary art ever since. Currently, there is a large exhibition of works by Duncan Campbell on the second floor. He is a Dublin-born artist and four of his best-known (short) films are being shown in separate rooms: Bernadette(2008), Make it new John (2009), Work (2011), and It for Others (2013).
Unlike the Tate Modern in London, there is no seating, except in the stairwell, to take a closer look at some of the artworks. However, if you are interested in a seat, the person at the museum’s information desk can certainly help. After all, the building is the former Royal Hospital…
For those who would like to learn more, 30-minute guided tours are offered. These start on Wednesdays at 13:15 and on Saturdays and Sundays at 14:30. The general opening hours can be found under the pictures at the end of the article.
Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMM) in Dublin
Address: Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Military Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Irland
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 5:30 pm Sunday: 12 – 5:30 pm closed on mondays
Entrance fee: free!
I visited this Museum in February of 2015.