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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 customs 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.

Watercolour Room
Closure ongoing.
Upper Gallery
17 February - 5 March for exhibition installation.
Lower Gallery
17 February - 5 March for exhibition installation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Crawford Art Gallery

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