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“Surprisingly good”
Review of Cork Public Museum

Cork Public Museum
Ranked #34 of 168 things to do in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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. 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
Reviewed 3 November 2017

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 snacks and drinks in a pleasant garden setting next to the river.

Thank r0b423
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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.

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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 back!, oh I forgot.....it was free.

Thank James W
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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 it has been returned to its owners, UCC, where it gathers dust under the stairs, apparently. However the surrounding park is lovely and there is a nice cafe behind the museum overlooking the river.

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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
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