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“A couple of hours well spent”
Review of Cork Public Museum

Cork Public Museum
Ranked #31 of 158 things to do in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

This museum located in Fitzgerald park is worth a couple of hours. Well laid out and quite compact, it takes the history of the area from Mesolithic period to modern days. Very well done and a rewarding afternoon.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

It's been years since I visited this museum and I thought it was very interesting. Not too much to read and the signs were in Irish and English.

The times of opening:
Monday - Friday: 11am - 1pm; 2.15pm - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 1pm; 2.15pm - 4pm
Sunday: 3pm - 5pm.

Came to the Park and forgot about it being closed at lunch time, but it was such a lovely day, I didn't mind waiting. From the start of Cork to present day, every part of our heritage and culture is covered. And this is the bonus - it's free! Would recommend for all to visit, but younger children might be a bit bored. Enjoyed the new exhibition upstairs also. Mightn't leave it 20 years before I visit again.

1  Thank Anniebannie1981
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Situated in the lovely Fitzgeralds Park on the Mardyke, next to the River Lee, this lovely modern building gives a nice compact overview of Cork's history. Upstairs was an exhibition about Irish travellers, with some great photographs and even a travellers horse drawn caravan. A lovely visit and well worth seeking out. And there's a cafe as well.

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Reviewed 16 June 2013

Set within Fitzgerald Park, the museum is modern, light and airy. It's free entry, which was a bonus and totally unexpected. The information in the museum was local, pertaining to Cork and surrounds and as a consequence you can learn a great deal about how the city evolved, the businesses that thrived there and, in many instances, their demise also. All in all a very interesting couple of hours. You can get here on the City Tour bus, just hop off and hop back on when you've finished.

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Reviewed 19 November 2012

I arrived here by accident on a short walk out of Cork city centre on a sunny day. The museum is set in Fitzgerald Park, alongside the river. Admission is free.

The collections are on two levels and include a variety of items of significance from Cork and the wider area dating back as far as the Mesolithic period. The staff are on hand at reception to answer any questions and there is a small cafe at the back of the museum serving snacks and drinks. Well worth a visit.

Cork Public Museum Contact Details:
Address: Fitzgerald Park, Mardyke, Cork City , Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)21 4270679
Fax: +353 (0)21 4270931

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