Crawford Art Gallery
Crawford Art Gallery
4.5
Art GalleriesPoints of Interest & LandmarksArt Museums
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
About
Crawford Art Gallery is a National Cultural Institution and regional art museum for Munster, dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. Admission to the Gallery and to exhibitions is free. The permanent collection comprises almost 4,000 works, ranging from eighteenth century Irish and European painting and sculpture, through to contemporary video installations. At the heart of the collection is a collection of Greek and Roman sculpture casts, brought to Cork in 1818 from the Vatican Museum in Rome. Through its temporary exhibitions, publications and education programmes, the Crawford Art Gallery is committed to fostering recognition, critical assessment, and acknowledgement of historical and contemporary Irish and international art practice. Located in the heart of Cork city, the gallery is a critical part of Ireland's cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming almost 200,000 visitors a year.
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BRIAN G
Liverpool, UK116 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Visited on a recent Sunday morning as we had an hour to kill before a harbour cruise. Free to visit, although donations are encouraged.

Some of the exhibitions were closed, but those that were open were interesting enough. The gallery is due to close later in the year for major redevelopment, which on the website looks very exciting.

Written 1 July 2024
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Emma
Birmingham, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
A fabulous little gallery in the heart of Cork. Well worth a visit. The collection is over three floors and is small but beautifully done.
There is also a gorgeous little cafe called the green room - I had a coffee and a nicest slice of cake I've had in a long time! Staff lovely too 😊
Written 30 May 2024
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Smurf53
Dublin, Ireland81 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We really enjoyed what we saw but there wasn't a lot of it. We visited on a Sunday and many areas were closed. We enjoyed the Harry Clarke exhibition.
Written 24 February 2024
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dowglas G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We went to the Gallery and the place is beautiful; however, we went to the cafeteria. While we were having coffee, a colleague decided not to order anything, and the manager appeared and kicked her out because everyone must order if they're in the establishment. The lady was very disrespectful and rude, even though we were a group, she still removed her from the place. I am angry and find this behavior totally unacceptable.
Written 5 September 2023
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Rooombiter
Isle of Wight, UK823 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We popped in here whilst visiting Cork, admission is free and I imagine you could spend many hours here if all the exhibition rooms were open but many of them were closed so we spent about an hour looking at what was available.
The Casts were very interesting and also the exhibition about the building which used to be the customs house.
Would visit again if the rest of the exhibition rooms were open.
Written 5 September 2023
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N J W
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Gallery good. Need a map and.or audio map to find. Coffee shop within the Crawford Art Gallery charged 2 euro for hot water.
Written 2 September 2023
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Avidesh
Oxford, UK614 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
There are some really impressive statues and artefacts here that are worth exploring. Admissions is free, which was quite nice.
Written 22 May 2023
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Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Crawford Art Gallery!
Written 25 May 2023
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MRichardson2014
Lake of Bays, Canada994 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We visited this museum today and enjoyed it but would have been upset if it was not free admission. While the temporary exhibits were well described and as a result interesting, all of the permanent collection rooms were closed. We were done in 45 minutes.
Written 2 May 2023
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Lisa C
Cork, Ireland36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We have just spent a lovely 2 hours in the Art Gallery. We had a great tour from Matthew he explained the history of the building it’s collections and future developments. It’s a free tour and was an excellent way to spend the time on a rainy Sunday
Written 19 March 2023
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Hello Lisa, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope you return to visit us soon!
Written 3 April 2023
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Niall Pauline C
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I visited this cafe the other day with my elderly mother. We arrived 5mins after the breakfast was finished and were told lunch would start in 45minis. We were to get a train but as my mother was very keen to eat there, we decided to kill some time and come back. We settled and a lovely girl took our order. We asked to speak to the manager, as my mum was asking about the possibility of bringing a group of 20 from Dublin to visit the museum and then on for some lunch. While my mother was speaking, the rude manageress told her to 'stop talking'. I was so shocked at seeing this rude lady talk to my mother is such a manner that I insisted on leaving. I would not recommend this establishment, and this lady needs to go back to training!!!
Written 3 March 2023
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