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Cork Public Museum

Address: Fitzgerald Park | Mardyke, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 021-427-0679
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Ranked #34 of 73 Attractions in Cork
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Cork, Ireland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Kingwood, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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125 reviews 125 reviews
66 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Situated in the lovely Fitzgeralds Park on the Mardyke, next to the River Lee, this lovely modern building gives a nice compact overview of Cork's history. Upstairs was an exhibition about Irish travellers, with some great photographs and even a travellers horse drawn caravan. A lovely visit and well worth seeking out. And there's a cafe as well.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Set within Fitzgerald Park, the museum is modern, light and airy. It's free entry, which was a bonus and totally unexpected. The information in the museum was local, pertaining to Cork and surrounds and as a consequence you can learn a great deal about how the city evolved, the businesses that thrived there and, in many instances, their demise also.... More 

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Tullamore, Ireland
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110 reviews 110 reviews
25 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I arrived here by accident on a short walk out of Cork city centre on a sunny day. The museum is set in Fitzgerald Park, alongside the river. Admission is free. The collections are on two levels and include a variety of items of significance from Cork and the wider area dating back as far as the Mesolithic period. The... More 

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