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“Excellent in rain or shine”
Review of Cork Public Museum

Cork Public Museum
Ranked #26 of 123 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 19 February 2018 via mobile

I have been a few times- I always manage to find something interesting and new to me. The screen playing the old footage of the city is something anyone in love with cork would enjoy. The old uniforms and dress are perfectly preserved. The tapestry is interesting and beautiful. The first floor paints a beautiful picture of what it means to live in cork. The hair ball museum on the second floor has excellent photography and the traveler section provides valuable information to expats curious about other cultures.
The staff knows so much about heritage and was so lovely and kind.
Can't wait to take mom and dad in April!

Thank laurasm29
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

I was only in Cork a short time and I made sure this Museum was on my schedule. It was a short 10 minute (7 euro) taxi ride into the large lawned area that this small but packed Museum calls home.

The Museum holds relics from the dawn of man and his relationship with Ireland and Cork as well as artifacts from around the world, African, Egyptian etc.
There are amazing and really well displayed cases that cover the history of Cork and Ireland, it's politics, trade and social history. Including a display that houses some pieces reflecting Corks Jewish community.
The Museum also has a lovely cafe that is worth a visit.

The grounds of the Museum should NOT be overlooked, Georgian and modern gardens are the setting for contemporary and historical sculpture and monuments, with a pond, fountain and running alongside, river.

Cork Museum is, like all national museums in Ireland, Free :)

1  Thank tour_guide_jason
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

After you have a guided tour to Elizabeth fort just come here and have a look at the artifacts, to someone that loves history or not is worth a visit and its FREE .
Don't mind the grumpy person behind the counter, we didn't !

1  Thank Adventure401136
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This I love all our history on show in one place The story of Michael Collins the Irish Republic the proclolmation if you are a history buff this is the place for you

Thank Teresa S
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Very well stuffed museum of Cork history, with some of the few vestiges of the beginning of the settlement of Cork. Excellent presentation.
Do not miss a good walk through the gardens, where you can have a coffee in the company of blackbirds, robins, etc.
Place to spend an excellent afternoon
A visit not to be missed!

Thank José Pedro C
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