Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Contact Details

Address:  Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

Telephone No:  +353 1 612 9900
Fax No:  +353 1 612 9999


Opening Hours

July - September, Wednesday to Sunday

Pre-booked Heritage Tours, please telephone (01) 612 9900



Admission Fees

Free except for occasional special exhibitions


Facilities include gardens, bookshop, café (itsa@imma), wheelchair access and cloakroom.

Parking is available at €2 for up to three hours.

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), in collaboration with the Office of Public Works, presents the magnificent 17th century Royal Hospital, Kilmainham.

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art.  Visit IMMA and enjoy a wide range of exhibitions featuring the work of leading Irish and international artists, free public tours and curator talks, explore the IMMA Shop, take a stroll through our stunning 17th century formal gardens and finally sit back and relax in the IMMA Café!

IMMA is home of the National Collection of modern and contemporary art, with over 3,500 artworks by Irish and International artists.  The Collection is firmly rooted in the present and important new works are added to the Collection each year with a particular emphasis on work from the 1940's onwards.  The IMMA Collection is shown in rotating exhibitions throughout the year.

A permanent heritage display detailing the history of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham will be open shortly.  Please visit our website for details (link to

Check out our website for further information and current exhibitions/events.


By Luas:   Red line to Heuston Station (8 minutes walk via Military Road.)

By Bus:     Buses to Hueston Station (8 minutes walk via Military Rd): 145, 79 and 79a from Aston Quay.  Buses to James Street (8 minutes walk via steps to Bow Lane onto Irwin Street and Military Road): 13, 40, 123 from O'Connell Street and Dame Street.

By Car:     10 minutes drive from city centre.  Paid car parking -  €2 for up to 3 hrs.

On Foot:   Approx. 30 to 40 minutes from the city centre.

By Train:   8 minutes walk from Heuston Station.

Guided Tours:  Available on request. 

Leaflet/Guide book: Yes

Seasonal Events:  Please check in advance using contact details listed above

Photography / Video allowed:  Yes, for exterior of building.  Permission must be sought to photograph exhibitions.

Additional Information:
Audio Visual Presentation: No

Event Calendar

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