Crawford Art Gallery

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Crawford Art Gallery
4.5
Art Galleries • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Art Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 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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4.5
347 reviews
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Donal M
Waterford, Ireland397 contributions
A PERSONAL FAVOURITE
Oct 2021
Many visits. Love the gallery, love their exhibitions.
On this occasion, loved the visiting Rembrandt print exhibition.
Looking forward to the new & improved gallery.
Written October 6, 2021
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Thank you for this lovely review, Donal! We love to hear from long-time visitors to the gallery and are thrilled to be able to exhibit a selection of Rembrandt's prints from the Ashmolean Museum's world-class collection in the heart of Cork City until 9 January. We really value your feedback and are also excited for what the future holds for us... With best wishes on behalf of the team at Crawford Art Gallery
Written October 19, 2021
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Patrick SUA
Castle Cary, UK12 contributions
Worth a look
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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Ruth
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
Great gallery
Jun 2021 • Couples
Absolutely gorgeous art gallery ! All of the exhibitions were fabulous. We especially loved Laura Fitzgerald’s work and the Pride pieces. Well worth a visit when in Cork City!
Written July 27, 2021
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We really value feedback and recommendations like this! With warm wishes from the team at Crawford Art Gallery
Written September 7, 2021
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Anon
5 contributions
Boring
Jun 2021 • Couples
Boring but not into art/paintings, just passing through so others might find it better. Nice cafe outside which was the best part.
Written July 3, 2021
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GoPlaces552497
1 contribution
Really worth a visit
May 2021 • Friends
So worth a visit. So much to see in fact you could visit a few times and see something different each time. I go every time I visit cork
Written May 27, 2021
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to recommend us here on TripAdvisor - we really appreciate it! We can't wait to welcome you back again for an entirely new experience, thanks to our regularly updated selection of exhibitions. With best wishes from the Crawford Art Gallery team.
Written May 31, 2021
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Tony Cotter
Cork, Ireland2 contributions
Memorable trip to the Crawford art gallery
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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Stephen D
Belfast, UK161 contributions
Recommend
Sep 2020 • Couples
Very good art gallery with a decent mix of artists on view and it’s free. Well worth visiting if in Cork. The ‘In Transit’ exhibition was very good.
Written September 5, 2020
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Dear 921stephend, Thank you for publishing this review. We are pleased to read that you are confident in recommending a visit to Crawford Art Gallery and that you enjoyed IN TRANSIT, a group photography exhibition curated by Peggy Sue Amison, which is closing on 20th September 2020. We look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery soon! With best wishes from our team at Crawford Art Gallery
Written September 7, 2020
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Niamh O
Dublin, Ireland128 contributions
Must See in Cork!
Aug 2020 • Friends
This art gallery is absolutely fabulous, with a large varied selection of art works. It is free entry and in a central location of the city. I particularly enjoyed the In Transit exhibition which depicts the limbo-like experience of living between different cultures and countries. It’s powerful and made me question the psychological and physical challenges that immigrants face when fleeing their countries.
Written August 8, 2020
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Thank you for this glowing review! We really appreciate you taking the time to write it. We agree that In Transit is a challenging, perspective-enhancing exhibition that brings the strangeness of living in limbo to the fore: a feeling that has only become more and more relatable in the light of recent global events. We hope you will return soon to take in more of our ever-changing programme of exhibitions and keep an eye on our social media channels, website and e-newsletter for the latest information on our online offerings! With best wishes from all of us at Crawford Art Gallery
Written August 17, 2020
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Kieran O
Cork, Ireland1 contribution
Crawford Art Gallery - A Cultural Gem in Cork City
Mar 2020
The Crawford Art Gallery is a must see Cultural Institution when visiting Cork City. It has an excellent collection of work both historic and contemporary and admission is free. Accessible to all, easy to navigate, great facilities, caters for large and small groups and has an excellent learn and explore programme. There’s a very nice restaurant and shop on the ground floor and the staff are very friendly. Best of all it’s nestled in the heart of the cultural quarter of Cork City. A must see…….
Written March 10, 2020
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Hello, Many thanks for your kind words and for recommending us to your fellow TripAdvisor users! We hope you have been keeping well and that you can pop in for a visit soon. We also encourage you to check out the range of creative activities, games, videos on the Learn & Explore section of our website. With all best wishes from Crawford Art Gallery
Written August 19, 2020
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stelaguillot
Bordeaux, France1 contribution
Perfect !!! We love this place
Feb 2020
Perfect
We love this place
Exhibitions was very interesting
The place is beautiful and the cafe Crawford gallery is delicious
Written February 20, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to submit this glowing review! We are delighted that you enjoyed experience at the gallery and the beautiful Crawford Gallery Café. With warmest wishes from all of us here at Crawford Art Gallery!
Written February 24, 2020
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Crawford Art Gallery is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Wed 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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