CAG Logo
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
GAG Exterior
Image: Jed niezgoda
GAG Exterior
Canova 1
Image: Jed niezgoda
Canova 1
Canova 4
Image: Jed niezgoda
Canova 4
Modern 1
Image: Jed niezgoda
Modern 1
Modern 2
Image: Jed niezgoda
Modern 2
Modern 3
Image: Jed niezgoda
Modern 3
Cafe 1
Image: Jed niezgoda
Cafe 1
Cafe 2
Image: Jed niezgoda
Cafe 2
Upper Gallery 1
Image: Clare Keogh
Upper Gallery 1
Upper Gallery 2
Image: Jed niezgoda
Upper Gallery 2
Gibson Gallery 1
Image: Jed niezgoda
Gibson Gallery 1
Gibson Gallery 2
Image: Provision
Gibson Gallery 2
Gibson Gallery 3
Image: Jed Niezgoda
Gibson Gallery 3
Long Room 1
Image: Jed Niezgoda
Long Room 1
Long Room 2
Image: Jed Niezgoda
Long Room 2
Modern Galleries 1
Image: Jed Niezgoda
Modern Galleries 1
Modern Galleries 2
Image: Jed Niezgoda
Modern Galleries 2
Screening Room
Image: Jed Niezgoda
Screening Room
previous arrow
next arrow
Images shown are from previous exhibitions and may not be on display when you visit.

Visit


Crawford Art Gallery reopens on 10 May.
We look forward to welcoming you back

Information re: COVID-19

Please click here for information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


Covid Charter
Click on the logo above to download the Covid Safety Charter.

Before your visit

To limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have introduced new protocols measures to ensure you can visit Crawford Art Gallery with confidence.

Please note we ask that you do not attend the Gallery if you:

  • are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell
  • are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
  • are self-isolating or restricting your movements.
  • have been diagnosed with confirmed COVID-19 infection in the last 10 days
  • are a close contact of a person who is a confirmed case COVID-19 in the past 14 days (i.e. less than 2m for more than 15 minutes)
  • have been advised by a doctor to isolate or cocoon.
  • have returned from international travel and are not in compliance with government guidance

We encourage all visitors to download the HSE Covid tracker app.

We also bring your attention to the most recent Stay Safe Guidelines issued by the Department of Health here.

Cleaning

  • We have enhanced our cleaning procedures throughout the Gallery and in particular regular cleaning and sanitization of high touch areas.
  • Hand sanitiser is available throughout the building.

Entering the Gallery

  • Entry to the Gallery will be clearly signed and mapped to ensure that social distancing is maintained.
  • Crawford Art Gallery is free to enter and we are not currently using a booking system.
  • On entry hand sanitiser is available and also at various locations throughout the Gallery.

Closures

Modern Galleries and Screening Room
Closed for installation of Laura Fitzgerald: I have made a place opens Friday 18 June. 

Lower Gallery
The Lower Gallery will be closed on Thursday lunchtime from 12noon - 2 pm for a live-streamed conversation with Dara McGrath & Tanya Kiang, Director of the Gallery of Photography Dublin on Thursday 17 June at 1pm. 
LIVESTREAM TALK: For Those That Tell No Tales

Contact Tracing

To help to ensure a safe controlled environment for our visitors, the Gallery will be adhering to all Government Guidelines and visitors will be required to supply details for contact tracing purposes on entry.

During the registration process, you will also be asked for certain mandatory contact information, including your name and contact number. You may opt to fill in other information (such as your email address should you wish if you wish to receive news and events from Crawford Art Gallery) but this is entirely at your own discretion.   Please look out for the QR code at the Gallery entrance to assist with this.

In the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Gallery, the Gallery is obliged, under HSE guidelines, to share the following information with the HSE for contact tracing purposes:

  • your name
  • the number of guests in your party
  • a telephone number
  • the date of your visit. 

This information may be shared with the HSE for up to 30 days following your visit. Please note that no other information will be shared by the Gallery with the HSE.

Getting around the Gallery

  • We currently have a one-way system in place and we ask that you follow this to ensure social distancing at all times.
  • Our staff are in place throughout the Gallery to help to make your visit as safe and comfortable as possible – we are here to help, please ask.
  • Some items such as reading materials and exhibition features have been removed or replaced with wall text and downloadable codes to reduce touch points as per Government guidelines.
  • We have a maximum capacity on the number of visitors per Gallery, staff are on hand to assist.

Social distancing and Queues

  • You are reminded by signage to ensure that you are socially distanced from others while in the Gallery.
  • We count all our guests and ensure that there are never too many people in the Gallery at any one time.
  • In the event that we reach capacity in the building, you may need to queue for a short time. Staff will assist and signage at waiting areas allows for social distancing.
  • Groups attending the Gallery must be limited to six people from no more than three households as per Government Guidelines

Lift

  • Use of the lift/elevator will be limited to one person only (and a carer).
  • Hand santiser is provided at each floor outside the lift.

Face Coverings and PPE

As a guest of Crawford Art Gallery, we ask you to adhere to the Government guidelines:

  • The wearing of face coverings is now mandatory as per Government guidelines and we ask that you adhere to these guidelines except for children under 13 or if you are unable to wear one for medical reasons. For further information please click here
  • In compliance accordance with Government guidelines, you may see some of the Gallery team in full PPE gear if they are working together and cannot social distance. We hope that this will not impact on your visit.

Bathrooms

Please note the maximum number per bathroom is 2 people and therefore queueing at busy times may be necessary. A maximum number will be allowed to queue to ensure that we can implement social distancing. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Cloakroom 

Locker facilities are currently not available.

Bookshop

  • When the Gallery is closed due to national restrictions please feel free to browse our online shop for a wonderful selection of books, cards etc which can be posted to your door.
  • A screen has been erected for your safety and the safety of our staff.
  • Please use contactless payment if possible.

Café

Click here for more information on the café. Contact tracing details will be gathered for those attending the Café, or that of the designated group leader, this is done to assist with HSE contact tracing if needed and is GDPR compliant.

Tours and Workshops

Our Tours and Workshops in the Gallery building will not take place while social distancing is required. Check out our online activities here for creative ideas and information on our collection!

Gallery Exhibition Map

You can download a current exhibition map of the gallery here.

A message to all visitors

As a guest of Crawford Art Gallery, we ask you to adhere to the Government guidelines:

  • The wearing of face coverings is now mandatory as per Government guidelines and we ask that you adhere to these guidelines except for children under 13 or if you are unable to wear one for medical reasons. For further information please click here
  • We encourage your patience and support of vulnerable audiences.
  • Please stay at home to protect yourself and others if you have any of the symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Wash your hands frequently – or use hand sanitiser.
  • Cover your cough with a tissue or your sleeve. Wash your hands afterwards – or use hand sanitiser.
  • Ensure that you social distance from other visitors and gallery staff.  
  • Avoid contact greetings: handshakes, hugging and kissing.
  • In line with Government guidelines and for the health and safety of our staff and visitors we ask that you do not visit the Gallery if you have returned from international travel and are not in compliance with government guidance.

We will continue to review and update our guidelines to ensure compliance in keeping with National and International best practice to ensure that we are compliant and provide a safe and trusted environment for you.

Mary Mc Carthy
Director


Crawford Art Gallery is a national cultural institution located in a significant heritage building in the heart of Cork city dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. 

The Gallery is home to a collection of national importance telling a compelling story of Cork and Ireland over the last three centuries. 

Open 7 days a week the Gallery is free to enter and a must-see for locals and tourists alike. Crawford Art Gallery’s historic building provides an oasis of calm and tranquillity in the heart of Cork city, a monument to Cork’s 'Golden Age’ and it recalls the ties between commercial success and the development of Cork city in the early eighteenth and nineteenth century. 

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.

Welcoming over a quarter of a million visitors the Gallery boasts an award-winning Café in stunning surroundings, serving fresh local produce for which Cork is famous.

GALLERY CLOSURES
Watercolour Room
Closure ongoing.

Upper Gallery
 
Currently closed

Modern Gallery
Currently closed

 

PARKING
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.

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

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

Gallery
T +353 (0)21 480 5042
info@crawfordartgallery.ie

Bookshop
T +353 (0)21 480 5042

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

Gallery Floorplans
Download a Floorplan of the Gallery here. (PDF 613 kb)

Visitor Policy

Opening Hours

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

Monday–Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm*

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

Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
T12 TNE6
Tel: 021 480 5042
info@crawfordartgallery.ie

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

Monday–Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm*

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

*second floor closes 15 minutes before closing
TripAdvisorPure Cork LogoIreland's Ancient EastIreland's Ancient EastIreland's Ancient East
Department logo

© 2021 www.crawfordartgallery.ie

Crawford Art Gallery
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram