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Crawford Art Gallery Cork

Before your visit, please review a set of guidelines here.

Crawford Art Gallery is a National Cultural Institution, dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. The collection comprises over 3,000 works, ranging from eighteenth-century Irish and European painting and sculpture, through to contemporary video installations. At the heart of the collection is a collection of Greek and Roman sculpture casts, brought to Cork in 1818 from the Vatican Museum in Rome.

Our charitable purpose and objectives are:

  1. to advance education by developing and promoting the practice of art, sculpture and design and in the fine arts and applied arts generally and to promote the Crawford Art Gallery Cork as an educational centre for the arts and as a major cultural and artistic centre.
  1. to advance education by providing facilities for cultural and artistic exhibitions, performances, displays, demonstrations, conferences, lectures, tours, visits, functions and related activities and to engage in the promotion of such cultural and artistic activities.

Through its exhibitions and Learn and Explore programmes, Crawford Art Gallery is committed to fostering recognition, critical assessment, and an acknowledgement of historical and contemporary Irish and international art practice. Located in the heart of Cork city, the gallery is a critical part of Ireland's cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming over 250,000 visitors a year. Admission to the Gallery is free.

Originally built in 1724 as the city’s custom house, the Gallery is home to the famous Canova Casts, gifted to the city of Cork two centuries ago. Well-known and loved works by 20th century Irish artists such as Seán Keating, Harry Clarke, Norah McGuinness, Mainie Jellett and Jack B. Yeats feature in the gallery’s historic collection, while the modern collection features work by contemporary artists such as Eilis O’Connell, Gerard Byrne, Dorothy Cross, Maud Cotter and Hughie O’Donoghue

Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place
T12 TNE6

Charity No: CHY 18818

Opening Hours

Monday–Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm*
Thursday until 8:00pm

Sundays and Bank Holidays
Gallery: 11 am4 pm
Café: Closed Sundays

*N.B. Last entry is 15 minutes before closing

Christmas Opening Hours 

24 December, 2021 Christmas Eve   
11 am–4 pm   
25 December 2021 Christmas Day  
Gallery Closed                                     
26 December 2021 St. Stephen's Day
Gallery Closed     
27 December 2021 
11 am–4 pm       
31 December 2021 New Year's Eve 
11 am–4 pm 
1 January 2022 New Year's Day
Gallery Closed 

Carroll's Quay car park website.

Admission Free
Wheelchair Access

Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
T12 TNE6
Tel: 021 480 5042

Opening Hours
N.B. Last entry is 15 minutes before closing

Monday–Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm*
Thursday until 8.00pm

Sundays and Bank Holidays
Gallery: 11.00 am4.00pm
Café: Closed Sundays & Mondays

*Second floor closes 15 minutes before closing

Christmas Opening Hours 

Friday 24 December 2021 Christmas Eve   10am - 4pmSaturday 25 December 2021 Christmas Day  Gallery ClosedSunday 26 December 2021 St. Stephen's DayGallery ClosedMonday 27 December – Thursday 30th December 202110am - 5pmFriday 31 December 2021 New Year's Eve 10am - 4pmSaturday 1st January 2022 New Year's DayGallery Closed
Sunday 2 January 2022
11am to 4pm
Monday 3 January 2022
10am to 5pm

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