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Cork Public Museum

| Fitzgeralds Park, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 0679
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So worth a visit

After you have a guided tour to Elizabeth fort just come here and have a look at the artifacts, to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cláudia M
Cork, Ireland
The Park

This I love all our history on show in one place The story of Michael Collins the Irish Republic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Teresa S
County 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 6 days ago

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 !

Thank Cláudia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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....More

Thank José Pedro C
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank PolMur
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank r0b423
Reviewed 8 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
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José Pedro C
25 November 2017|
Response from FoxWynne | Reviewed this property |
Hi José, most of the archaeological finds (from anywhere in the country, Cork included) were collected by interested groups, such as the RIA, and are now displayed in the National Museum of Ireland, Archaeology in Dublin... More