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Cork Public Museum

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Address: Fitzgerald Park | Mardyke, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 021-427-0679
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Nice museum. Strange hours

I'd been meaning to get back out here with awhile and heard about the new exhibition 'Digging up Cork Unearthing its Medieval Past'. I decided it might be worth checking out. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is one of those places you 'must' visit if you are in Cork. It is a marvelous place and has a wonderful view of the history of Cork.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

started raining so went into the museum had not being in there for years, must say was very impressed, loads of history about the locality and the old cork history, put together very well, really enjoyed it,

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I'd been meaning to get back out here with awhile and heard about the new exhibition 'Digging up Cork Unearthing its Medieval Past'. I decided it might be worth checking out. The exhibition featured items that had been uncovered in various excavations in Cork city. I also had a look at the WW1 replica trench. It may not be big... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Nice museum, mostly has sporting memorabilia. I visited it as a part of walking around the city. Its definitely interesting if you are killing time around the city. There are not many museums in Cork, so I would say visit if you are close. If not, do not worry. There is not much to write home about.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My family visited the museum 16th September 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The curator Dan Breen and the receptionist (whose name escapes me) couldn't have been more helpful. As Chairman of the Birmingham Irish heritage Group I was shown the upmost courtesy in my historical research by the said curator who not only very knowledgeable but charm personified. Furthermore... More 

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Cork
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visited on on the much publicised 'Heritage Day' 2014, mainly to see the new 'Life in the Trench' exhibition. Museum did not open at 11 as advertised, people had to wait outside for ten mins. Finally opened, and we were told the new 'Trench' was not going to be open until 12. Waited an hour. Queued. Finally gained admission to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The museum is small, but nice to spend an hour or two in if you like history. Be careful of the times, though, as they do close for lunch and are not open late.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This museum located in Fitzgerald park is worth a couple of hours. Well laid out and quite compact, it takes the history of the area from Mesolithic period to modern days. Very well done and a rewarding afternoon.

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Douglas, Cork
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It's been years since I visited this museum and I thought it was very interesting. Not too much to read and the signs were in Irish and English. The times of opening: Monday - Friday: 11am - 1pm; 2.15pm - 5pm Saturday: 11am - 1pm; 2.15pm - 4pm Sunday: 3pm - 5pm. Came to the Park and forgot about it... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Cork's City Museum is situated on the grounds of the beautiful Fitzgerald's Park. In spite of its compact size there are a wide array of artefacts on display that narrate the development of the city and county from the Mesolithic Period, Monastic, Viking and Norman settlements, right up Ronan O' Gara, Roy Keane and Denis Irwin. Its time for a... More 

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