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Crawford Municipal Art Gallery

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Neighbourhood: Centre
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Address: Crawford Art Gallery Emmett Place, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 21 480 5042
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

This renowned art gallery displays works by both prominent Irish artists...

This renowned art gallery displays works by both prominent Irish artists and local painters.

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Some beautiful paintings, especially the unique examples of the benefactors of the gallery and the local working people. There was a stained glass exhibition on while we were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I felt surrounded by history and the real Cork character, a highly well-spent afternoon. The staff were great and went out of their way to show me around to the different artists and paintings.

Thank jamesmckeon2016
County Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A medium sized gallery, but very representative of all that is good in Irish art. Special exhibitions are mounted regularly and admission is free. There is a very good restaurant in the gallery. A visit is highly recommended

Thank rcoughlan200
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

love this gallery in the heart of Cork City - its free to roam and full of beautiful works on every level

Thank Katie B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some beautiful paintings, especially the unique examples of the benefactors of the gallery and the local working people. There was a stained glass exhibition on while we were there - amazing. There was a very good cafe with excellent food and service.

Thank Hutchy68_10
Bedford, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldn't have been more surprised, gallery after gallery of stunning sculpture and art ranging from 19th century to present day and completely free of charge too!

Thank stevemanning2
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built and endowed more than a century ago by a local philanthropist who made his fortune in Cork's brewery industry, the Crawford Gallery is a cultural gem in the heart of downtown Cork adjacent to the Opera House. It feature Irish arts and crafts.

Thank rfmcnulty
County Cork, Ireland
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Facing a rainy day during your visit to Cork? This might safe your day or a least a few hours and if you are lucky the rain is gone when you come out again. This museum has free admission.

Thank Hinner P
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

It is Very Interest and best off all it is Free Which is Great if Every Muesumm in Cork City and County Was Free Would Be good a lot of History about art pieces to the Muesumm and also About the Train Station I will highly Recommend it to Anybody out of my Friends As it's absolutely Fantastic I always... More 

Thank SarahLLL5
Dublin, Ireland
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81 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

The building itself is great. And when we had a question staff was helpful. However, we would have liked a bit more text and information/explanation with the displays. As it was now, it looked a bit disjointed - a group of statues, a group of nineteenth century paintings, some china, some modern works. And not all of them good!

Thank vanturnhout
England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I visited here on an afternoon recently and had lunch in the café as a little treat which was very nice. In the gallery, I was disappointed to find that one of my favourite paintings 'Men of the South' by Sean Keating was not on display. I hope it was just down for cleaning, and not some sort of political... More 

Thank Wine313

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