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Cork Public Museum

| Fitzgeralds Park, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 0679
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A small museum, with a bit of everything

Nice little museum (especially considering admission is free), and although you couldn't really... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
County Cork, Ireland
lots to see

Well worth visiting and taking your time. Lots more to see than some years ago with extension. All... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cork, Ireland
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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. Website: www.corkpublicmuseum.ie (Available soon) 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
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Fitzgeralds Park, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 0679
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice little museum (especially considering admission is free), and although you couldn't really spend more than an hour there, there is a good range of exhibits. We really enjoyed the WW1 trench exhibit, which was a clever use of space, and the bronze age items...More

Thank FoxWynne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth visiting and taking your time. Lots more to see than some years ago with extension. All free!

Thank PolMur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite a lack of signage, we found the museum after a 15 min walk from city centre. Needed to kill some time before heading to the airport, and this filled it well. Don’t miss the cafe at the rear they provide a good range of...More

Thank r0b423
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Well put together local displays that gave a good summary of the history of the area. We were a bit rushed as it was closing time. Would probably take 45 mins or so to see it thoroughly.

Thank Vouvs
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Some people slammed this museum for one reason or another. I found it interesting especially the freedom fighters, the pictures, the artifacts from the celts! It was low key, quiet, and a good rainy day plan. Maybe the dissatisfied should have asked for their money...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is a sad, parochial museum. It needs a radical shake up. The exhibits - mostly to do with the city and the War of Independence are shabby and poorly displayed. There used to be a wonderful skeleton of an Irish Elk there but sadly...More

Thank gimo_8
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This museum is free and provides an interesting history of the city of Cork. I was also interested in the full size mock up of a trench. The walk through the park to the museum is also pleasant.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Free entry, a lovely exhibition of Cork's history. Staff very nice too. Some lovely pieces about the Jewish history of Cork, and this history of trade in the city.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This facility is a must visit when visiting the park. Kids love the WW1 bunker,the traveller caravan and the Michael Collins exhibits. It's an easy way to introduce them to history as part of a fun day in the park.

Thank marieCork_ireland
Reviewed 20 July 2017

My visit was professional, but I was blown away by the quality of displays and artefacts. If you love ancient things, this will delight - even the oldest pick and shovel from 4000 years ago, at Mount Gabriel copper mines. A must visit. Cant wait...More

Thank ThatArchaeologyGirl
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