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Cork Public Museum

| Fitzgeralds Park, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 0679
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Excellent small museum, well located, with a broad coverage of topics

This small, free museum is located along the River Lee and easily reached by walking the road out... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
155PaulD155
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Asheville, North Carolina
Moving history of Jews in Cork

I stumbled upon this museum wondering through the park. I took a stroll through and found... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
weitzclan
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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. 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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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“free entry” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Fitzgeralds Park, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This small, free museum is located along the River Lee and easily reached by walking the road out from town. The exhibits are well done and present facets of Cork not otherwise easily visible in the city. There is an excellent cafe behind the museum...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

I stumbled upon this museum wondering through the park. I took a stroll through and found interesting order facts and history of Cork City and environs. there's a wonderful display charting the history of the Jewish population of Cork finishing with the closing of the...More

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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...More

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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...More

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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 Cláudia M
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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....More

Thank José Pedro C
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

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

Thank PolMur
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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...More

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José Pedro C
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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
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