Cork Public Museum

Cork Public Museum: Hours, Address, Cork Public Museum Reviews: 4/5

Cork Public Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Cead Mile Failte to Ireland’s oldest Local Authority museum. Situated within walking distance of the city centre in the beautiful Fitzgerald Park, Cork Public Museum has exhibited Cork’s rich and diverse heritage since 1945. Come marvel at archaeological exhibits that trace over 7,000 years of human settlement in Cork. Explore the museum’s historical exhibits that tell the stories of many prominent Cork men and women who played their part in some of the most important national and international events of the last four centuries. The museum’s exhibits highlight and examine the city’s rich civic, political, military, social and cultural histories that make Cork what it is today. From May 1st the museum will be opened the following hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday – Friday: 10am -4pm Saturday: 11am – 4pm Sunday (May to September): 2 – 4pm
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Richard R
Abbeyleix, Ireland7 contributions
Brilliant museum
Jul 2020 • Family
A great little museum that covers the whole history of the city. There's a brand new archaeology exhibition too that brings the early story of the city to life through the excavations that have been carried out.

The kids loved the interactive elements and really loved the huge cookies from the coffee shop at the back of the museum.
Written July 8, 2020
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John M
London, UK52 contributions
Great insight to Cork history and all free
Nov 2019
Well worth visiting this museum which is free. The most interesting part to me was the section covering the involvement of Cork residents in the Irish Brotherhood and then the IRA, particularly around the easter uprising of 1916. Other periods are covered as well so if you have a couple of spare hours give this a go.
Written December 4, 2019
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Mauro C
Milan, Italy228 contributions
Very interesting
Aug 2019
In a few hours you can visit free of charge this interesting museum to understand Irish and You can reach it in the park walking along he river.
To visit
Written October 6, 2019
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60yarsofage
Ballerup, Denmark705 contributions
Small, but interesting museum
Aug 2019
The museum is small, but illustrates the long history of the city. On the first floor was an interesting exibition about the Irish travellers. The museum is worth a visit, and it is free. In the back of the building you find a very nice café.
Written August 26, 2019
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Swetravelers
Gothenburg, Sweden108 contributions
Small and quaint but worth a visit
Jun 2019 • Family
Exhibitions cover part of the Viking heritage as well as some of its military history. It also has a section that covers the former world famous glass industry in Ireland. The museum has an exhibition about ancient forts of Cork. Admission free!
Written June 16, 2019
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pucfada
Ennis, Ireland70 contributions
Great space for kids to run around and to relax among the greenery.
Apr 2019 • Family
Near the city centre, this park has been there forever, it has been revamped in recent years and has a lot of interesting things for kids to see including army uniforms. There is also a small coffee shop there but if you are organised i would recommend taking a picnic and just hanging out in the park, there is a good playground for the kids with benches nearby so you can relax and see them go.
Written June 9, 2019
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Maggie2760
Cork13 contributions
City park
Aug 2018
This is truly a beautiful park The park is taken care of by the City Council A very pleasant park with a beautiful river walk There is a Museum which is free of charge and a cafe if you want a coffee or a bit to eat There's an area for children to play with a fun playground and it is just adjacent to the city center Lovely for a day out or even bring your own picinic
Written April 13, 2019
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Casey O
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN8 contributions
A must see for any visit to Cork
Mar 2019
The museum isn’t huge, but it covers a lot of Cork history. I was surprised by the variety themes covered by the museum’s displays: ancient Cork, the medieval period, the struggle for independence, WWI, and even Cork’s Jewish History to name a few. The museum is free, make sure you see it during your visit to Cork. Conveniently, it’s in the heart of many other Cork attractions.
Written April 7, 2019
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Marie C
Cork, Ireland24 contributions
Historic city,
Nov 2018
I have always visited the museum and since its renovation I have been so frequent a visitor it amazes me every time, the old stone carvings that depict coptic imagery and ogham, the Traveller exhibit is lovely as well and overall the experience is worth a long visit with a trip to the natural foods coffee shop afterward, the grounds are also so beautiful - a tranquil space in a very busy city.
Written February 13, 2019
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Niall O
Mallow, Ireland28 contributions
Wander in, its free
Jun 2018 • Family
Another Cork attraction that we had passed by for years and finally visited this summer. It is definitely worth visit while you enjoy the beauty of Fitzgerald Park. There is lots of history covered, and good descriptions. All in all, the visit won't take up your entire afternoon, so its well worth popping in for a browse.
Written September 18, 2018
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Cork Public Museum is open:
  • Mon - Mon 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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