Crawford Art GallerySubscribe
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. Admission to the Gallery and to exhibitions is free.

The Gallery´s permanent collection comprises almost 4,000 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. The collection is particularly strong in Irish art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Watercolour Room
Closure ongoing.

Modern Galleries
Modern Galleries will be closed Mon 25 - Fri 29 Nov for
the install of “Mystery and Imagination: Harry Clarke Watercolours"

Parking is available at Paul St. Car Park which is around the corner, or at Carroll's Quay Car Park which is a 5 minute walk across the Christy Ring bridge.

Carroll's Quay car park website.

The Crawford Gallery is a 10 minute walk from Parnell Place Bus Station.

The Gallery is a 15 minute walk from Cork's Kent Station.

T +353 (0)21 480 5042

T +353 (0)21 480 5042

Gallery Map
You can download a plan view of current exhibitions within the gallery here.

To contact a member of staff directly,
please see our Contact Us page

Visitor Policy

Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place
T12 TNE6

General Opening Hours
N.B. Last entry is 16:45

Monday–Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm
Late opening Thursdays until 8.00pm
(2nd floor closes at 16:45pm)

Sundays and Bank Holidays
Gallery: 11am - 4pm
Café: 11am - 4pm

Please check back for an update on times and programme events.

The Gallery is closed on Christmas Day, and Good Friday.

Admission Free
Full Wheelchair Access

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 16:00
Garden Café
Opens Wednesday 1 May 2018

Saturday 9:00 - 16:00
Lunch 12:00 - 15:00

Café Christmas Times
Closed 25, 26, 27 December 2019
Closed 1,2 January 2020
Closed 6,7,8,9,10,11,12 January 2020