Things to see or do
- Directions: No. 8 bus from city centre, 10 minute walk from city centre.
Cork Public MuseumCork City Cork - Ireland South
Cork Public Museum is housed in a two storey Georgian house commanding a central position in Fitzgerald Park, Cork. Flanked by UCC on one side and the riverside gardens of Sunday’s Well on the other, the park bestows a sense of history that complements the ambience of the museum perfectly. The Riverview Café, recently opened in the museum’s extension, fully exploits the commanding views of the river Lee and provides the visitor with a tranquil haven to enjoy a coffee and a snack. The collections of Cork Public Museum are as rich and diverse as the history of the city itself. They cover the economic, social and municipal history of the city and surrounding area from the Mesolithic period onwards, with particular emphasis on Civic Regalia and the trades and crafts of the 19th and 20th centuries. They are particularly proud of the archaeological collection that features some of the most important archaeological finds from this region. Among them is Ireland’s oldest Pick and Shovel, discovered in a Bronze Age copper mine in Mount Gabriel, the Iron Age Cork Helmet Horns and the Garryduff Gold Bird, a triumph of Early Medieval skill and craftsmanship.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)21 427 0679
Fax:+353 (0)21 427 0931
Address: Fitzgerald Park, Mardyke, Cork City, Republic Of Ireland