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Cork Public Museum

Fitzgerald Park | Mardyke, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #48 of 83 Attractions in Cork
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 24, 2014
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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11 attraction reviews
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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 helpful votes 35 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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66 attraction reviews
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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
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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25 attraction reviews
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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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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Why is the municipal museum for the city located in the garden park of Fitzgeralds Park, which is almost two kilometres from the city centre. Surely a new home should have been found for the city museum by now. They could still keep this one, as a smaller, separately themed place. There isn't much in there and although what is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

great museum with very friendly and informative staff,also its free to enter, and isset inside a beautiful park and gardens,

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