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Cork City Gaol

Convent Avenue | Sunday's Well, Cork T23 VX25, Ireland
+353 21 430 5022
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Corks Most Captivating Experience:A step back in time to see what 19th/early 20th century life was like-inside and outside prison walls. Historical experience brought to life with amazingly lifelike figures, furnished cells, sound effects & fascinating exhibitions. This exhibition fascinates visitors of all ages and nationalities and the tour is available in up to 13 languages.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (90 reviews)
“radio museum” (32 reviews)
“wax figures” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Convent Avenue | Sunday's Well, Cork T23 VX25, Ireland
+353 21 430 5022
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't miss this on your tour of Ireland! The beauty of this place is worth the drive to see it! I would try to get it on a tour.!

Thank momtks
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked from the city centre and it proved to be a longer walk than we thought, uphill! It was interesting to see the inside of the gaol and the cells where people were kept. Young boys were flogged and thrown into gaol for minor...More

Thank Zaney72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited the Gaol while on a city break to court. It was very interesting with a well organised exhibition with numbered exhibits and a map. I would definitely recommend. Just one tip if you're coming here in winter wrap up warm...More

Thank Tartimarty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My class group and i attended here last friday and had a tour of the gaol we were shown around by Orla we cant compliment her enough she was just fantastic and was very knowledgeable and clearly delivered the information on the history behind the...More

Thank Aoife O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very informative way to pass an hour or 2. On entry you get a map or you can get an audio guide for an extra €2 each. It's well laid out with each exhibit numbered and explained. It's sad to see how badly treated...More

Thank sib_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a taxi there at 11am and arranged to be picked up at 1pm. This was a mistake as we could have spent much longer there to do it justice. We had a tour guide while there, and can be booked at no extra...More

Thank Ronnie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable for all visitors to cork . Good interface with guided tours and audio visual aids as you go through in many languages

Thank _conalcrossan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to say the building is beautiful (although it feels wrong to say this due to the amount of suffering that occurred here). We pretty much had the place to ourselves which was lovely as we could really take our time and appreciate...More

Thank Truffles N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have excellent guides and some well placed and thoughtful exhibits throughout the gaol. It's a very interesting place to visit and the people who work there are very friendly and helpful. It's a surprisingly beautiful building for such a sad and morbid pastand really...More

Thank Brijerydoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The presentation was good. I would like to see some interactive experiences for kids The price was middling The staff were friendly. I would return

Thank Philomena G
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Michael G
9 August 2017|
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Response from CorkCityGaol | Property representative |
Hi Michael, 5pm is our last admission time unless we have an evening event then it may be slightly earlier. I would recommend contacting us before your visit just in case.
Salem R
14 July 2017|
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Response from CorkCityGaol | Property representative |
Hi Salem R, The mannequins are life sized for the period which is roughly around 5ft.
8 July 2017|
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Response from LIVElifeTravel2018 | Reviewed this property |
I did it in 30 minutes, I went before it closes so there were not many people