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Cork Public Museum
Cork City, Co. Cork
Free to visit
Rainy days
Family friendly
Visit the vibrant Cork Public Museum in Cork City and see silver, ceramics and memorabilia as you explore the medieval history and great archaeological finds of the area.

Discover Cork Public Museum, a two-storey Georgian house with a commanding, central position in Fitzgerald Park. Flanked by University College Cork on one side and the riverside gardens of Sunday’s Well on the other, enjoy this scenic setting.

Check out the collections of Cork Public Museum which are as rich and diverse as the history of the city itself. With 40,000 objects on display, learn about the economic, social and municipal history of the city.

See some of the most important archaeological finds from this region like Ireland’s oldest pick and shovel that was discovered in a Bronze Age copper mine in Mount Gabriel and the breathtaking Garryduff Gold Bird, a triumph of early medieval skill and craftsmanship.

Why we like it
  • Learn of Cork's rich heritage.
  • Admire the gorgeous Garryduff Gold Bird.
  • See Ireland’s oldest pick and shovel.
  • Eat at the Natural Foods Bakery Café with beautiful views of the River Lee.
Tips from locals

Combine a visit to the museum with a peaceful stroll along the river at Fitzgerald's Park which brims with flower beds, statues and a charming central fountain.

Contact details
Fitzgerald Park, Mardyke, Cork, T12 V0AA, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 hour here.

More to discover at Cork Public Museum
City breaksFitzgerald's Park

Fitzgerald's Park is the original site of the 1902 International Exhibition held in Cork and named after Lord Mayor, Edward Fitzgerald. Located on the banks of the River Lee, this 18 acre park on Mardyke Walk is a short stroll away from the Cork Public Museum.

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