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Cork Public Museum

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Address: Fitzgerald Park | Mardyke, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 21 427 0679
14:15 - 17:00
11:00 - 13:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 14:15 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 13:00
Sat 14:15 - 16:00

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A short 15 mins walk from city centre

Free entry to this small but well organised museum located in Fitzgerald's Park only 15 mins walk from centre. Displays on Cork history from the archaeological finds from medieval... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For what is called Cork Public Musem, half the area is given to temporary exhibitions and the permanent exhibits are crammed into too small a space. They are interesting, but the experience would be far more enjoyable if they were in different dedicated areas. As it is, you can walk in and out in about fifteen minutes.

Thank GlendaDublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't praise this museum enough. We went along because we had an hour to kill before lunch but it was so jam-packed with interesting things that we went back for another hour after lunch. The First World War trench was brilliantly rendered. You could find yourself staring at the cabinets filled with all things relating to Cork history for... More 

Thank Maria K
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Free entry to this small but well organised museum located in Fitzgerald's Park only 15 mins walk from centre. Displays on Cork history from the archaeological finds from medieval Cork (and perhaps earlier) to modern times. Artefacts range from ancient pottery, Daniel O'Connell's coat to Roy Keane's shirt with everything in between. Never knew thst Cork was renowned for silver... More 

Thank chepaddy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We found this park by chance last week while visiting Cork, and really loved it. Have travelled a lot, and this is one of the most beautiful parks you'll veer visit.. up there with Central Park, Botanic Gardens in Geneva et al.... excellent serene riverside walkways, romantic hideaways and children's playground ... worth a visit

Thank Divos
New Milford, Connecticut
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35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The museum is a half hour walk outside of the main city of Cork. You can take public transportation if you wish, but the walk is easy. The museum has the sights ,sounds and history of the City of Cork and the region, from its beginnings until today. The museum is closed for lunch for the staff for an hour... More 

Thank richard b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Very friendly staff great history we loved it willooks go again when we are next over there love the big horse with all the pictures on it .there is also world war 2 items a trench with many writing a letter to a love one

Thank Debbie S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Lovely clean ,very welcoming and beautiful, beautiful art work and sclapure, Displays are well put up . And well displayed worth visiting

Thank Lisa B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I have very fond memories of this place as a child.hitting the toggle switches on the panel to light up the place of interest in Ireland.Michael Collins gun.so close I could nearly fire it! Today it's different,but greatly improved too.this museum has given me a very detailed and fascinating insight into the very rich and proud past of my native... More 

Thank rebelsean77
Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Located in the lovely setting of Fitzgerald Park, this two floor museum was well-designed with exhibits of local and national historic interest. A wheelchair and elevator were available for a family member. We especially enjoyed the Irish Rebellion Centennial, and WWI-bunker exhibits. They also provided an impressive display of city models and artifacts that dated back to 1100. Many other... More 

Thank Jan D
Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

A smallish museum housed in a Georgian style house, near the entrance to Fitzgerald's park, the museum is worth a visit to see items from local history, Cork glass and items from the war of independance and the Easter rising. Only setback is that it's closed during lunch time which is a pity.


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