Museums in Cork

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Being steeped in history Cork has a wealth of facinating history to explore from St.Finbarre's ancient monastic settlement and the arrival of the vikings to more modern-day history like the War of Independence and the city's unusual position as the world's butter capital. 

If you're interested in Cork's intriguing history below are a list of our must-see tourist attractions. 

Online

As a rule most Corkonians are very interested in the history of their own city and county. As well as our museums there are some excellent online resources available that are full of facinating details, facts and anecdotes about Cork's long and turbulent history. Check out some of the following links:

www.corkcity.ie/aboutcork/historyofcork/

www.corkheritage.ie


www.corkarchives.ie

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Cork

Art History

Crawford Art Gallery, a National Cultural Institution and regional art museum for Munster, is dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. 

Located in the heart of Cork city, beside the Opera House, the Gallery is a critical part of Ireland's cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming over 200,000 visitors a year. http://www.crawfordartgallery.ie/

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St. Peter's      

Exhibitions including the 1916 Commemorations

787m from city centre
T:+353 (0)21 4278187
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The Cork Butter Museum     

The story of how Cork dairies fed the world

857m from city centre
T:+353 (0)21 4300600
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UCC Visitors' Centre     

Heritage and Exhibition Centre in UCC

1.8 km from city centre
T:+353 (0)21 4901876
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Cork Public Museum     

Cork Public Museum located in the beautiful Fitzgerald's Park

2.3 km from city centre
T:+353 (0)21 4270679
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Cork City Gaol     

A facinating tour of the city's once-brutal prison

2.378 km from city centre
T:+353 (0)21 4305022
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Old Cork Waterworks Experience     

modern interactive exhibition, playground, beautiful restored old buildings

2.796 km from city centre
T:+353 (0)21 4941500
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CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory     

The Space for Science - award winning state of the art science exhibition

5.189 km from city centre
T:+353 (0)21 4357917
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Camden Fort Meagher      

Former Military Fort with Panoramic views of Cork Harbour

21.1 km from city centre
T:+353 (0)858501483
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