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The Glucksman Gallery
Cork City, Co. Cork
Family friendly
Free to visit
Rainy days
Paid car parking
Visit an award winning building within the historic grounds of University College Cork. The Glucksman Gallery in Cork City is a cultural and educational institution that promotes the research, creation and exploration of the visual arts. It is a hive of cultural activity that includes exhibitions, talks, creative workshops, art courses and gallery shop.

The Glucksman Gallery in Cork City is located at University College Cork’s main entrance on Western Road, this 2000m² landmark building includes three floors of display spaces, lecture facilities and a gallery shop. The Glucksman Gallery places education at the heart of its activities with a wide range of art workshops, film screenings, seminars, lecture series and gallery tours on offer throughout the year that explore the artistic programme in greater depth.

A special programme, supporting the national curriculum, is available for schools. Another key objective is to introduce children to a university setting at an early age, encouraging them to view third level education as an accessible and desirable prospect.

The Glucksman Gallery has received numerous awards including Best Public Building in Ireland from the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, a RIBA award, a UK Civic Trust award, and was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize.

The gallery is closed on Mondays.

Why we like it
  • View an award winning building of limestone, steel and timber.
  • Enjoy three floors of galleries displaying national and international art and installations.
  • Browse locally produced crafts, jewellery and gift ideas in the gallery shop.
Tips from locals

The building itself is a work of art, listed as one of the 1,001 must-see buildings in the world.

Contact details
University College, Cork, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 hour to 1.5 hours here.

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