Museums in Cork

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Museums in Cork

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  • Maramammabirillo
    Rome, Italy72 contributions
    We have been to Nano Nagle Place unsure about what was on there.
    We found a positive, relaxing, mystic place where we could also learn a lot on what was life in Cork, in the XVIII century.
    Thanks one million to Agnes, who is such a communicative and sparkling person, who introduced us in the life and deeds of Venerable Nano Nagle, and thanks too to Gerry, so exhaustive in teaching us about the history of Cork in the past and its social life.
    We had a great visit.
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • Kristen M
    3 contributions
    Went for a private tour in the evening. The tour was informative and it was nice to have the space to ourselves.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • fe22016
    Dublin, Ireland60 contributions

    I took the free guided tour on Sunday 7th of August, it was way above expectations as our eloquent art historian guide brought the selected exhibits alive for us and gave them meaning, from the collection of Canova casts, to the ‘shawlie’ sculpture by Seamus Murphy and the Jack B Yeats miniature on loan, it was all fascinating.

    Upstairs we went to the oldest part of the building where the paintings, the city and the building itself were put beautifully into context by our guide. The one hour tour was both ‘just enough’ and ‘not too much’ information for a very sunny Sunday Cork afternoon.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • lupisgrey
    8 contributions
    Please be sensitive to the surroundings. We know you need to tidy up but let's not dessicate the wooded area.
    Written 22 October 2017
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  • Lisa C
    1 contribution
    Well worth a visit. Fabulous display. Make sure you speak to Sgt McGarry. He gave us a great talk on everything.
    Written 13 April 2020
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  • NM3422
    Los Angeles, CA7 contributions
    Cool place, easy parking, great tour guide. Learned interesting history of the city and castle. Fun site to check out if you're in the city.
    Written 27 July 2022
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  • Charles
    46 contributions
    Small but informative Museum with exhibits, a video on butter making. An interesting visit. Very friendly staff member.
    Written 14 July 2022
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  • mauro c
    Milan, Italy241 contributions
    In a few hours you can visit free of charge this interesting museum to understand Irish and You can reach it in the park walking along he river.
    To visit
    Written 6 October 2019
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  • Christine C
    Kortrijk, Belgium22 contributions
    The historical explanations, the film, the power room are exciting,
    so are the stands for the photos, the boss's viewpoint and the factory worker's experience
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • Tessie Murray .
    2 contributions
    The personal attention (if you so wish,)and helpful extra information from a local guide. Amazing views from windows and outside .
    Written 20 July 2022
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  • Rod1015
    Cork, Ireland74 contributions
    My husband and I avail of any opportunity to visit this beautiful Venue. The intimate coffee/wine Dock is a welcome stop off before the Cinema. The patrons who visit appear to have a genuine appreciation of the arts, as there is no popcorn munching, unwrapping of sweets or mobile phone intrusions. The City Centre venue makes for convenience and the staff are always helpful and pleasant. We look forward to receiving the weekly Schedules so that we can plan our next visit.
    Written 6 March 2020
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  • Dizymaus
    Chester, VA431 contributions
    This Gallery is hidden away on the grounds of University College in Cork. We stumbled onto this place looking for a restroom and were stunned by the works here. A must see.
    Written 26 August 2019
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  • John H
    County Limerick, Ireland24 contributions
    This place is great for light meals, teas & coffee, everything is prepared in-house by the chef and served up by a friendly and helpful server.

    We stop of regularly for breakfast, coffee breaks and on one occasion and never had a bad experience.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • dexter
    1 contribution
    Passage West is awash with maritime history and it's being brought to life at this new museum. The attractiveness of the artefacts on display contributed to
    a very enjoyable experience .
    Written 29 July 2019
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  • Pathfinder130195
    3 contributions
    Great place to stop off for coffee. Lovely ambiance, very friendly and wonderful little gallery upstairs.
    Well worth a stop off on trips to Dursey or Bere Island!
    Written 31 July 2020
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