Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Contact Details

Address:  Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

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


 Pre-booked Heritage Tours, please email

Opening Hours

July - September

Tuesday - Friday:
11.30am - 5.30pm

10.00am - 5.30pm

Sunday and Bank Holidays:
12noon - 5.30pm

Monday: Closed

Last Admission 5.15pm

Pre-booked Heritage Tours, please email



Admission Fees

Free except for occasional special exhibitions


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

Parking €2 for the first 3 hrs, €2/hour thereafter.

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

IMMA – The Irish Museum of Modern Art, 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 with a particular emphasis on work from the 1940's onwards.  Exhibitions which draw a selection from the IMMA Collection are shown throughout the year. See the IMMA website for the most up to date listings.

A permanent heritage display detailing the history of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham is open in the Courtyard Galleries. The exhibition is free and open during Museum hours. For more details please visit

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 the first 3 hrs, €2/hour thereafter.

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