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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 explore over a thousand years of Cork City’s development and history. Learn about medieval origins while enjoying the amazing archaeological objects on display. See how the city developed and expanded during the 19th century, while also getting closer to the people and events that help shaped Cork City’s part in the struggle for Irish independence.

Opened in 1945, Cork Public Museum, Cork City, occupies a two story Georgian style house and modern extension, with a commanding, central position in Fitzgerald Park, about a 15 minute walk from the city centre. The museum has a collection of more than 50,000 objects that reflect the diverse and rich material heritage of the city. The city’s economic, social, political and municipal history is presented to the public in engaging and enjoyable exhibitions in the galleries, as well as online on their website.

Discover Cork Public Museum and the stories it can tell you about Cork City, its people and the events that shaped its evolution from a small medieval settlement to the modern 21st century metropolis it is today.

Why we like it
  • Learn all about Cork City's medieval origins.
  • There are over 50,000 objects that reflect the history of the city.
  • See engaging exhibitions on the economic and political history of the city.
Tips from locals

Combine a visit to the museum with a peaceful stroll along the river at Fitzgerald's Park brimming 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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