We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Cork Public Museum

Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Fitzgerald Park | Mardyke, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 021-427-0679
Website
Today
2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 39 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Great place to witness local history and mementos

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jan D
,
Saint Charles, Missouri
Add Photo Write a Review

39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 34: English reviews
Level Contributor
41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Helpful?
Thank rebelsean77
Saint Charles, Missouri
Level Contributor
143 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank Jan D
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank JERRYOSULLIVAN
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Helpful?
Thank TrevMac85
ARLINGTON
Level Contributor
127 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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?"

Helpful?
Thank Dunyazade
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank RobertAMosher
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Not very big but situated in a pretty park with a good cafe next to it, Spend a morning or afternoon there if you are interested in Irish history and the part Cork has played in it. Check opening times because it closes for a long lunch break! Can easily be linked with the Gaol if you are interested in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jyccyj
Cork
Level Contributor
114 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This museum has been renovated and the extra wing houses a super exhibit on the Grand Exhibition which took place in Cork over 100 years ago. I have visited numerous times and see new thing every time.

Helpful?
Thank Phil2252
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This Museum is situated in the beautiful grounds of Fitzgerald Park. It houses many artifacts special to Cork, from the Mesolithic period, Monastic, Viking and Norman Cork. It covers the various risings and rebellions in Cork over the centuries. Finally some of the great sportsmen and women that brought pride to their county are also deservedly remembered.

Helpful?
Thank marshtours
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
137 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Set in the beautiful Fitzgerald Park, this converted home of a former brewing magnate is a hidden gem. The exhibits are well presented in an easy to follow way with clear information. A special centenary section about the 1916 rising is a must see particularly Michael Collins hand written poem signed off as a Captain in the IRA. A visit... More 

Helpful?
Thank Barfran2000

Travelers who viewed Cork Public Museum also viewed

 

Been to Cork Public Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cork Public Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?