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Crawford Art Gallery

Closes in 2 min: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Beautiful, central gallery

A step back in time, set in the middle of Cork city ,this gallery is perfect for a retreat from the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Worth a visit

In Cork for a little break and decided to check out the Crawford gallery. On entering you are met... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cathy G
Dublin, Ireland
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Crawford Art Gallery is a National Cultural Institution and regional art museum for Munster, dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. Admission to the Gallery and to exhibitions is free. The permanent collection comprises almost...more
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Crawford Art Gallery Emmett Place, Cork T12 TNE6, Ireland
+353 21 490 7856
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All reviews harry clarke jack yeats allen family beautiful paintings exhibition space free entry stained glass cork opera house on display definitely worth the visit interesting exhibits rainy day lovely cafe nice place to visit gift shop couple of hours english market
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A step back in time, set in the middle of Cork city ,this gallery is perfect for a retreat from the bustle of the city beat. Housing Picassos,classical recreations in plaster,(please do look at Cupid and Psyche -by Ambrose :-))..contemporary works are upstairs..coffee shop downstairs..you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Farroway
Reviewed 5 days ago

Some of their exhibitions can be really good, others absolute hogwash, but that's a very personal view - what's pretentious nonsense for one person is innovative for another. At least it stimulates, and creates discussion. That's the good bit. However, I thought the rest of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SorchaUB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Cork for a little break and decided to check out the Crawford gallery. On entering you are met with the sculpture room. Some real pieces of interest. Unfortunately most are behind a roped off area, including the name and description plaques - which was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I quite like the Crawford. I live locally and pop in regularly sometimes to have another look and pieces, check out a new exhibition or go to the cafe. I also like to look around the building as much as the art. It has a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank MaisyCC
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The Crawford is a marvellous collection and, miraculously, still free. Of the two equally fascinating exhibitions while we were there, Naked Truth was exceptional. The pieces - from Andrew Folan's brilliant Susanna and the Elders to works by Patrick Hennessy, William Orpen, Elizabeth Cope and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nisha09
Reviewed 23 October 2018

The CAG is a must-visit location on a trip to Cork. There is always something new of interest as well as many 'old friends' to see. The cafe here is also excellent. Highly recommended visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank terri k
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The Crawford Art Gallery is right beside the Cork Opera House. It should be on everybody's wish list. It is free and the exhibits do change but it is a unique building with interesting art displays

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tvler8
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Free entry, lovely little cafe and a wonderful gallery! I regularly visit the Crawford while in Cork, it's a safe space :)

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Neilonoir
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Free entry. is a rambling building on three floors. Had a large temporary exhibit on the nude in Irish art including loans of Francis Bacon from the Tate. Also some very contemporary exhibits as well as galleries of 19th and 20th century Irish painters. Also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed 2 October 2018

What a beautiful building and visits are free! Lovely collection and we also saw a special exhibition while there, we wished we had more time to spend there

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from DyaneH2 | Property representative |
Hi The Crawford Art Gallery & Cafè are now open on Sunday and Bank Holiday from 11am - 4pm.