We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great for a rainy day”

Crawford Art Gallery
Ranked #16 of 172 things to do in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Well worth a visit. Especially on a rainy day to pass an hour or so. Some really interesting paintings. There was a small cafe which we didn't visit but menu sounded lovely. You have to visit the toilets!!!

Thank Caroline L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (265)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"harry clarke"
in 15 reviews
"jack yeats"
in 10 reviews
"allen family"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful paintings"
in 3 reviews
"exhibition space"
in 3 reviews
"stained glass"
in 10 reviews
"free admission"
in 5 reviews
"definitely worth the visit"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 8 reviews
"cork opera house"
in 5 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"rainy day"
in 5 reviews
"lovely cafe"
in 4 reviews
"gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 3 reviews
"prints"
in 5 reviews
"orpen"
in 3 reviews
Filter

41 - 45 of 265 reviews

Reviewed 30 August 2017

This gallery is worth visiting as it is free and has a few interesting pieces. My wife and I did think that the pieces could have been curated in a more coherent way.

Thank Daniel S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 August 2017

A wonderfully wide ranging display of pictures, sculptures and videos displayed attractively in galleries both old and new. A good central location - ideal for a wet day

Thank TheTyke186299
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 August 2017

A 'must visit' when in Cork. Pleased to see the Greek sculpture exhibition and the atmospheric Harry Clarke 'Eve of St Agnes' stained glass section still in place. But also an intriguing and unusual modern poetry display and some excellent art. The visit was enhanced by the chap looking after the 'Cork History' exhibition who added his expert knowledge as we walked around. And lunch in the popular restaurant is not to be missed.

Thank RoyMcC2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The current exhibitions were both mediocre, there is some lovely permanent art on display and a lovely cabinet with cut glass pieces beside the base of the main staircase. Place is a bit of a maze also, and the staff only seem interested in their smartphones.

Thank Brian M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Crawford Art Gallery also viewed

 

Been to Crawford Art Gallery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing