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Crawford Art Gallery

Located in the heart of Cork city, The Crawford Art Gallery, a National Cultural Institution, is a must see for locals and tourists alike, welcoming over 200,000 visitors a year.

The Crawford Art Gallery is home to an expansive collection featuring works from the 18th Century to present. It is also home to the famous ‘Canova Casts’, which were gifted to the city of Cork nearly two centuries ago. Well-known and loved 20th century Irish artists such as Seán Keating, Harry Clarke, John Lavery, Jack B. Yeats, Norah McGuinness, Gerard Dillon, and Muriel Brandt feature in the gallery’s historic collection, while the modern collection features work by contemporary artists such as Eilis O’Connell, Maud Cotter and Hughie O’Donoghue. The Gallery hosts numerous temporary exhibitions by local, national and international artists showcasing visual art, performance and installations.

The architecture of the building combining the modern new galleries with the historical, gives a breath-taking backdrop to a collection of great national importance.

Admission is free and the gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Opening Hours

  • Monday: 10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am – 8pm
  • Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday & Bank Holidays: 11am – 4pm
  • The Gallery is closed on Christmas Day & Good Friday

Café Opening Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4pm

Garden Café (Summer)

  • Saturday: 9am – 4pm (Lunch: 12 noon – 3pm)

Free Tours

  • Sundays & Bank Holidays: 2pm
  • Saturdays: 2pm (July & August only)

Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place
T12 TNE6


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