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Crawford Art Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A nice place to visit

I quite like the Crawford. I live locally and pop in regularly sometimes to have another look and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cork, Ireland
An artistic oasis

The Crawford is a marvellous collection and, miraculously, still free. Of the two equally... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Crawford Art Gallery Emmett Place, Cork T12 TNE6, Ireland
+353 21 490 7856
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 April 2016

The Crawford Art Gallery is conveniently situated in the heart of the city center so is easily accessible. On the first floor is the sculpture gallery containing works from the 18th, 19th and 20th century - among them works from John Hogan. Also on display...More

3  Thank fiona91mcpherson
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Crawford Gallery exhibits the collections of the Crawford School of Fine Art, and should probably be viewed in this light. The highlight is really the architecture of the building itself, previously Cork's Customs House, built in 1724. Don't expect too much from this gallery....More

2  Thank FoxWynne
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All reviews harry clarke jack yeats allen family beautiful paintings exhibition space free entry stained glass definitely worth the visit cork opera house on display interesting exhibits rainy day lovely cafe gift shop couple of hours prints orpen
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I quite like the Crawford. I live locally and pop in regularly sometimes to have another look and pieces, check out a new exhibition or go to the cafe. I also like to look around the building as much as the art. It has a...More

1  Thank MaisyCC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Crawford is a marvellous collection and, miraculously, still free. Of the two equally fascinating exhibitions while we were there, Naked Truth was exceptional. The pieces - from Andrew Folan's brilliant Susanna and the Elders to works by Patrick Hennessy, William Orpen, Elizabeth Cope and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The CAG is a must-visit location on a trip to Cork. There is always something new of interest as well as many 'old friends' to see. The cafe here is also excellent. Highly recommended visit.

Thank terri k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Crawford Art Gallery is right beside the Cork Opera House. It should be on everybody's wish list. It is free and the exhibits do change but it is a unique building with interesting art displays

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free entry, lovely little cafe and a wonderful gallery! I regularly visit the Crawford while in Cork, it's a safe space :)

Thank Neilonoir
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Free entry. is a rambling building on three floors. Had a large temporary exhibit on the nude in Irish art including loans of Francis Bacon from the Tate. Also some very contemporary exhibits as well as galleries of 19th and 20th century Irish painters. Also...More

1  Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed 3 October 2018

What a beautiful building and visits are free! Lovely collection and we also saw a special exhibition while there, we wished we had more time to spend there

Thank Mirtha
Reviewed 1 October 2018

It was a cold rainy day when i was in Cork. Needed a place to spend some time. The Crawford art Gallery was a great place to spend some time. I purchased a print i the gift shop. will not forget.

Thank KellyK2033
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Great experience. Nice exhibition, well presented in a nice building. Friendly staff and great facilities.

Thank Abelard B
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Some previous reviewers appear to be comparing this with a national gallery - which it isn't. It is a good provincial gallery in an old building with limited exhibition space and this review should be read on this basis. If the Nude in Irish Art...More

1  Thank OldAccountant
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10 July 2016|
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Response from DyaneH2 | Property representative |
Hi The Crawford Art Gallery & Cafè are now open on Sunday and Bank Holiday from 11am - 4pm.