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We are delighted to welcome visitors back again to Crawford Art Gallery from 29 June. Normal opening times will be in operation.
As we re-open, the health and safety of our staff and visitors is our priority and the team at Crawford Art Gallery have worked tirelessly to ensure a welcoming, safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.
In response to Covid-19 and to support efforts to help reduce the spread of the virus we have implemented new protocols, procedures and guidelines.
For those of you who have previously visited or know the Gallery, you will experience some changes when you visit after 29 June as we have implemented a new visitor flow with signage and staff on hand to help with any questions or queries that you may have.
We have implemented a range of protocols that are in compliance with HSE and Government Guidelines that are reviewed on an ongoing basis and adjusted as necessary.
Take this opportunity to visit us, get away from it all, and explore our exhibitions, collections and award-winning Crawford Gallery Café and Garden Café.
Please read the 'Before your visit' section below to ensure you enjoy your visit fully.
Temporary Room Closures
Please be advised we are conducting an inventory of the Crawford Art Gallery Collection from 20 July 2020. As a result, some gallery spaces may be temporarily closed when you visit. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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 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.
Locker facilities are currently not available.
The Modern Galleries are currently closed.
The Penrose Rooms are currently closed.
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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!
As a guest of Crawford Art Gallery, we ask you to adhere to the Government guidelines:
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
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.
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.
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
Download a Floorplan of the Gallery here. (PDF 613 kb)
Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
Tel: 021 480 5042
General Opening Hours
N.B. Last entry is 16:45
(2nd floor closes at 4:45 pm)
Late opening Thursdays until 8.00 pm
(2nd floor will remain open until 7:45 m on Thursdays commencing 19 March)
Sundays and Bank Holidays
Gallery: 11 am–4 pm
Café: 11 am–4 pm
Crawford Gallery Café
Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am - 4:00pm
Crawford Garden Café
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm
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