Crawford Art Gallery
Crawford Art Gallery
4.5
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Crawford Art Gallery is a National Cultural Institution and regional art museum for Munster, dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. Admission to the Gallery and to exhibitions is free. The permanent collection comprises almost 4,000 works, ranging from eighteenth century Irish and European painting and sculpture, through to contemporary video installations. At the heart of the collection is a collection of Greek and Roman sculpture casts, brought to Cork in 1818 from the Vatican Museum in Rome. Through its temporary exhibitions, publications and education programmes, the Crawford Art Gallery is committed to fostering recognition, critical assessment, and acknowledgement of historical and contemporary Irish and international art practice. Located in the heart of Cork city, the gallery is a critical part of Ireland's cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming almost 200,000 visitors a year.
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Niall Pauline C
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I visited this cafe the other day with my elderly mother. We arrived 5mins after the breakfast was finished and were told lunch would start in 45minis. We were to get a train but as my mother was very keen to eat there, we decided to kill some time and come back. We settled and a lovely girl took our order. We asked to speak to the manager, as my mum was asking about the possibility of bringing a group of 20 from Dublin to visit the museum and then on for some lunch. While my mother was speaking, the rude manageress told her to 'stop talking'. I was so shocked at seeing this rude lady talk to my mother is such a manner that I insisted on leaving. I would not recommend this establishment, and this lady needs to go back to training!!!
Written March 3, 2023
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Rooombiter
Isle of Wight, UK809 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We popped in here whilst visiting Cork, admission is free and I imagine you could spend many hours here if all the exhibition rooms were open but many of them were closed so we spent about an hour looking at what was available.
The Casts were very interesting and also the exhibition about the building which used to be the customs house.
Would visit again if the rest of the exhibition rooms were open.
Written September 5, 2023
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Lisa C
Cork, Ireland36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We have just spent a lovely 2 hours in the Art Gallery. We had a great tour from Matthew he explained the history of the building it’s collections and future developments. It’s a free tour and was an excellent way to spend the time on a rainy Sunday
Written March 19, 2023
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Hello Lisa, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope you return to visit us soon!
Written April 3, 2023
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Patrick SUA
Castle Cary, UK39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
An eclectic mix of paintings and sculptures, some excellent, others with less obvious appeal. Housed in a lovely old building in the City Centre, it's well worth passing an hour here. There is also an excellent cafe, set up for outdoor eating during the pandemic
Written September 9, 2021
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Thank you for this thoughtful review and for taking the time to recommend the gallery and café to other TripAdvisor users. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Cork City.
Written September 20, 2021
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Lorraine B. L.
Donegal Town, Ireland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
I visited the Crawford with a group of my girl friends on a weekend away in Cork and I must say what a gorgeous experience the 5 of us had! The museum is an old Georgian/Victorian era gem. A jewel in the city centre. Firstly we went to look at the Ground floor exhibition (Meat and Potatoes ?) while in here we were greeted by a lovely young lad called John. He was so warm and helpful and knew a lot about the background of the paintings and the context of the exhibition. I visit a lot of exhibitions and the workers are usually either not around or don’t know anything about the art but this young lad knew what he was talking about !! I absolutely adored the Yeats and seeing the painted biscuits. The staff upstairs were nice too. Loved the Harry Clarke room, what an asset to the city. The Crawford has a great bookshop on top of a fantastic gallery !
Written August 31, 2022
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Thanks for such a lovely and detailed review, Lorraine! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Gallery and our current exhibitions. We hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again very soon!
Written September 9, 2022
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Stephen K
Winter Park, FL5,057 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Nice gallery located next to the Opera House. The admission is free. Great thing to do on a rainy day. The collection was very eclectic from ancient sculptures that were done in plaster to ultra modern. Definitely worth an hour or so if you’re here especially if it’s wet outside.
Written November 22, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad you enjoyed our Sculpture Galleries, and hope to welcome you back soon!
Written December 2, 2022
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RWW
Hoylake, UK112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Interesting wide ranging collection .
The Harry Clarke exhibition was fascinating, I would have liked to learned about how the three exhibited panels were made. I’m sure that this kind of work was technically very challenging in 1910/11.
Written February 28, 2023
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Hey Bob, we're glad you enjoyed seeing our Harry Clarke panels! We hope to welcome you back for another visit very soon!
Written March 9, 2023
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MRichardson2014
Lake of Bays, Canada993 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We visited this museum today and enjoyed it but would have been upset if it was not free admission. While the temporary exhibits were well described and as a result interesting, all of the permanent collection rooms were closed. We were done in 45 minutes.
Written May 2, 2023
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Mark
Dublin, Ireland13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Well worth a visit! I would recommend the Odyssey and Saturation exhibitions while they are here. Thoroughly enjoyed the art on display, especially the Harry Clarke stained glass. I'll definitely be adding this to my when in Cork itinerary. 😊
Written January 30, 2022
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Thank you! We're so happy to read that you enjoyed your visit to our recently-opened exhibitions ODYSSEYS and SATURATION: the everyday transformed. We can't wait to welcome you back again on your next Cork trip - our programme of exhibitions changes regularly, so no two visits are the same. With warm wishes from the Crawford Art Gallery team
Written February 2, 2022
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Tony Cotter
Cork, Ireland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
I found the employees fantastic. They were polite, considerate and extremely helpful.
There was a young lad logging covid details he was excellent and advised me on how to scan a QR code and log myself in.
There is a photographic display on in the lower gallery on people killed during the troubles from 1916 and after.
I had a truly memorable time.
Thanks for a wonderful visit to all.
Written May 13, 2021
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Thank you for this lovely review, Tony! We really appreciate you taking the time to write and are so glad you had a memorable visit to the gallery. We will pass on the specific warm feedback to the colleague you mentioned. The exhibition Dara McGrath | For Those That Tell No Tales runs until 29 August 2021 should you wish to make a return visit or recommend a trip to the gallery to your friends and family. All the best on behalf of the team at Crawford Art Gallery
Written May 21, 2021
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