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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...more
I have always visited the museum and since its renovation I have been so frequent a visitor it amazes me every time, the old stone carvings that depict coptic imagery and ogham, the Traveller exhibit is lovely as well and overall the experience is worth...More
Another Cork attraction that we had passed by for years and finally visited this summer. It is definitely worth visit while you enjoy the beauty of Fitzgerald Park. There is lots of history covered, and good descriptions. All in all, the visit won't take up...More
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
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
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
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
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 !
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
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
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. Additionally, newer finds are generally not available to the public until sometime after they are unearthed, and even at that they may enter university collections or those of smaller museums, if they are found in rural Co. Cork.
Cork does have an abundance of prehistoric sites you can visit (passage tombs, wedge tombs, etc.) but to the best of my knowledge, none of these have an adjacent museum. Most medieval "sites" are still in use today, for example, many of the buildings along North Main Street and South Main Street have very old origins, and Elizabeth Fort is still accessible.