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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
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Art gallery in the middle of the city center

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hinner P
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County Cork, Ireland
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County Cork, Ireland
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Hinner P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank SarahLLL5
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Thank vanturnhout
England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Wine313
Dublin, Ireland
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103 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gallery is spacious and well laid out, particularly the temporary exhibition. However, whoever labelled the latter doesn't know their right from left and there was a dreadfully large number of typos in the permanent labels.

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Thank Helen M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gallery has a permanent collection of over 3000 works including a Sculpture gallery showing neo-classical and classical pieces. Many Irish artists have works displayed including J B Yates, Walter Osborne, Edith Somerville and others. There is a bookshop and café. A couple of enjoyable hours can be spent here.

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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been in the café for breakfast many times and was always really happy with the eggs benedicts. However, this time wasn't the same. Poached eggs were hard boiled and ask for another plate with soft eggs which I received and was pleased with it. However, the portion of bread was ridiculously small, I left still being hungry.... The... More 

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Thank melaet
Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressed, this is well worth a visit by anyone to the city. We were all very impressed. This is a great facility in Cork city and for both young and old alike. Both educational and if you do appreciate art. You have so much to choose from you could visit a couple times to cover everything fully.

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Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

A bit hit and miss with the quality of art, but always nice to have a browse and a wander through here when I'm in the city. Cafe is lovely, but a bit expensive!

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great selection of art free entry many gallerys to browse on 3 floors lovely cafe serving wide selection of foods ...

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