Opening Hours

Open 360 Days a year.

Oct - Mar
10.00am - 4pm  
Apr - Sep
9.30am - 5pm Please note: On the 20th October access will be by guided tour only from 1.30pm.

Did you know?

Countess Markievicz spent 4 months here in Cork City Gaol.
Photography by Barry McCarthy

Pricing

Adults:
€8.00
Concessions:
Student:
€7.00
OAP:
€7.00
Child:
€5.00
Family ticket:
(2 adults and up to 4 children)
€25.00
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Other Places to Visit

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Blackrock Castle Observatory

Visit for a guided tour through the heart of a 16th Century castle that now houses a research observatory and science centre. The guided tour includes Planetarium shows and interactive exhibits.

Old Cork Waterworks Experience

Explore interactive exhibits and tour the Victorian buildings to discover 2 centuries of industrial heritage. Visit the Steam Centre, Boiler Room and Engine Rooms and marvel at the restored machinery from the late 19th Century.

Cork Public Museum

Open since 1945, Cork Public Museum examines the city’s rich civic, political, military, social and cultural histories. In the archaeology exhibits you can explore 7000 years of human settlement in Cork and the historical exhibits tell the stories of prominent Cork men and women.

Fitzgerald’s Park

Cork City’s premier public park contains a wide range of horticultural features, including a fountain and pond which date from the Industrial Exhibition. Among the other amenities in the park you will find a children’s playground, a sculpture trail and a bandstand.

The Glucksman Gallery

An award-winning public gallery located on the grounds of UCC. It has won numerous awards and in 2007 it was named one of the 1001 buildings you have to see before you die.

University College Cork

The Visitors Centre is located in the Historic Quadrangle in UCC and offers guided tours of the University every day. A tour of UCC includes a visit to the Aula Maxima, the Honan chapel, the University gardens and much more.

Crawford Art Gallery

Situated in one of the most historic buildings in Cork City, the gallery’s collection includes masterpieces from James Barry and Dorothy Cross with contemporary Irish and 20th Century art also on display.

Elizabeth Fort

The 17th Century star-shaped fort has a vibrant history; throughout its life it has been in use as a military barracks, a convict depot, a garda station and much more. The history of the fort is brought to life by various displays and guided tours are available.

The English Market

The English Market first started to serve the people of Cork in 1788 and has survived famine, revolutions and fire. The Market has retained its unique character and you can still buy many Cork delicacies there!

Nano Nagle Place

The 18th Century walled convent has been restored to house a heritage centre, exhibition space, archive and garden café. The heritage centre tells the story of 18th Century Cork “the Venice of the Atlantic”.

Shandon Tower & Bells, St Anne’s Church

One of the city’s most iconic buildings, it’s tower houses the famous Shandon Bells and the clock known as the Four-Faced liar. Take the opportunity to ring the bells and experience a spectacular view of the city after climbing through the belfry. Entry to the church is free of charge but there is an admission charge to climb the tower.

The Butter Museum

Cork’s unique museum explores the history and development of the world’s largest butter market. Learn the story of Irelands most successful food export, and experience one of their regular butter making demonstrations.

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral

Savour the beauty and historic significance of the Cathedral which was designed by William Burges and consecrated in 1870. Christian worship has taken place on this site since the 7th Century.

St Peter’s Cork

Situated in the heart of the Medieval town, St Peter’s is the oldest church in the city – parts of it date back to the 12th Century. It is an oasis of culture and Irish history in the centre of the City.

Triskel Christchurch

The Historic Christchurch is now home to an Arts and Culture venue which provides Live Music, Independent Cinema and Art Exhibitions. This a place to experience the city’s History and Heritage, marvel at beautiful stained-glass windows, check out the amazing tomb of a former Lord Mayor, or step in to the “Crypt Viewing Box”.

 

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