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“Haven of tranquility in busy Cork city” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crawford Municipal Art Gallery

Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
Emmet Pl., Cork, Ireland (Centre)
021 480 5042
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Ranked #26 of 81 attractions in Cork
Type: Art Museums
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Owner description: This renowned art gallery displays works by both prominent Irish artists and local painters.
Douglas, United Kingdom
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“Haven of tranquility in busy Cork city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Bijou and alas not very big but some nice watercolours with emphasis on local artists.Overated,overpriced and otherworldly cafe run by Allen family which is fine for a tea or coffe but not much else.

Visited August 2013
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“Very unique building!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

On visitng Cork this month, I dropped by the Crawford Art Gallery. Beautiful building, inside and out. Modern art inside, and the stairs leads to different rooms overhead. Interesting layout. There is a lovely little book shop too inside the door and the cafe is very nice. Food was tasty , we had the soup and some teas and coffees. The bread was delicious! Very spacious building too!

Visited September 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Another first in Cork”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Despite many visits to Cork, another first visit! A lovely building, cleverly modernised and added to once inside, but original features are still on display. 3 floors of statues, and paintings etc. which show the diversity of Irish art. There are some great paintings, especially on the second floor. The ground floor gallery was displaying a collection of Irish cubist artists, which was good to see as I had not heard of any of the artists before. There is also a cafe on the ground floor and the gallery has a late night closing on Thursdays.

Visited August 2013
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Cork
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“Crawford Gallery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

They have a very good exhibition and the amount of paintings and statues on show is very good. Nothing amazing but well worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
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Cambridge
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“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

interesting building from the outside, but inside sadly did nothing to grab my attention. found the layout a bit confusing as there is no obvious 'flow' to the stairs between floors/galleries. Ok if you are looking to kill time for 3/4 hour or so. I didn't visit the Cafe, but it looked busy.

Visited July 2013
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