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Address: Fitzgerald Park | Mardyke, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 427 0679
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2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm

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Lovely clean ,very welcoming and beautiful, beautiful art work and sclapure, Displays are well put up . And well displayed worth visiting

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 10, 2016
Lisa B
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London, United Kingdom
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Geneva
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We found this park by chance last week while visiting Cork, and really loved it. Have travelled a lot, and this is one of the most beautiful parks you'll veer visit.. up there with Central Park, Botanic Gardens in Geneva et al.... excellent serene riverside walkways, romantic hideaways and children's playground ... worth a visit

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New Milford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The museum is a half hour walk outside of the main city of Cork. You can take public transportation if you wish, but the walk is easy. The museum has the sights ,sounds and history of the City of Cork and the region, from its beginnings until today. The museum is closed for lunch for the staff for an hour... More 

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Thank richard b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Very friendly staff great history we loved it willooks go again when we are next over there love the big horse with all the pictures on it .there is also world war 2 items a trench with many writing a letter to a love one

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Thank Debbie S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Lovely clean ,very welcoming and beautiful, beautiful art work and sclapure, Displays are well put up . And well displayed worth visiting

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Thank Lisa B
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

I have very fond memories of this place as a child.hitting the toggle switches on the panel to light up the place of interest in Ireland.Michael Collins gun.so close I could nearly fire it! Today it's different,but greatly improved too.this museum has given me a very detailed and fascinating insight into the very rich and proud past of my native... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Located in the lovely setting of Fitzgerald Park, this two floor museum was well-designed with exhibits of local and national historic interest. A wheelchair and elevator were available for a family member. We especially enjoyed the Irish Rebellion Centennial, and WWI-bunker exhibits. They also provided an impressive display of city models and artifacts that dated back to 1100. Many other... More 

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Thank Jan D
Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

A smallish museum housed in a Georgian style house, near the entrance to Fitzgerald's park, the museum is worth a visit to see items from local history, Cork glass and items from the war of independance and the Easter rising. Only setback is that it's closed during lunch time which is a pity.

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Thank JERRYOSULLIVAN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Some excellent pieces of Corks history, really good displays but the museum it's self is a little small, You could stroll around it in minutes, also the open/close times are quite awkward, overall the history on show saves it but the building and service is not without its drawbacks

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ARLINGTON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Wow. What a great place! We spent several hours examining a full range of artifacts and displays telling the story of Ireland with emphasis on what's happened in Cork. A special treat was meeting a local amateur historian who asked that question that opens so many doors: "Can I tell you a story about that piece?"

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Apparently many people rave about this museum after they visit and now I know why. The opening hours seem odd but it is well worth the time and with the great cafe and a wonderful park surrounding the museum, you can spend a good part of your day here in the museum, grab one of the cafe's great sandwiches, and... More 

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