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Crawford Municipal Art Gallery

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Address: Crawford Art Gallery Emmett Place, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 21 480 5042
10:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

This renowned art gallery displays works by both prominent Irish artists...

This renowned art gallery displays works by both prominent Irish artists and local painters.

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Sweet little gallery

During a quick stop in Cork, I stumbled across the Crawford Gallery. While the artwork on display was thought-provoking and varied, I was most impressed with the workshops... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Marianne V
Hewlett, New York
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Hewlett, New York
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

During a quick stop in Cork, I stumbled across the Crawford Gallery. While the artwork on display was thought-provoking and varied, I was most impressed with the workshops happening at the time of my visit. The Gallery is doing some excellent work with physically and mentally challenged individuals...helping them to express themselves through art. And the resulting works are very... More 

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Cobh, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Love the gallery. Beautiful pieces. Security guys, however, are rude and unfriendly! 2 floors. One lift (which is needed) . At the moment some work is being done so the main stairs are not accessible and the toilets are on the second floor.

Thank MaggieHCork
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

There's a joke told in cork that an intellectual is someone who goes into the Crawford Gallery when it's not even raining :). A wonderfully eclectic mix of art forms including a HARRY CLARKE stained glass section. a wonderful way to spend a quiet afternoon with a top-class restaurant to boot. A must -see for visitors and locals alike.

Thank ChrisDorgan
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We love galleries and the Crawford offers a good range of different art to view. The only disappointment was as seniors , the lift was not working and as it covers 3 floors with toilets on the top floor it was quite a struggle to get around. For a main attraction that needs sorting

Thank John G
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The building is lovely and the all exhibition is interesting. You'll find lovely art pieces in this art gallery. A little gem in Cork. It's definitely worth the visit and it's free, so no excuses. A nice activity with or without kids.

Thank Lilouhh
Douglas, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

The cafe is overpriced and over rated but toilets are excellent as are some of the exhibits both paintings and sculptures.We never miss this gallery.

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

The museum is walking distance from the English market. It has sculptures, oil paintings, sketches and watercolours from many periods in history. The building itself is incredibly beautiful inside and outside. The rooms are well-decorated, even the grand staircase makes for a great photo-spot with its cool modern stained glass windows. We especially enjoyed the art by Irish artists such... More 

Thank Rebekah M
Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Just a hop and a skip from the centre of Coak City, this gallery is worth checking out. Ground floor has old sculptures and a bustling cafe, and the next floors were great too. Was viewing a project which a family friend was involved in. Good little gift shop there and helpful, pleasant staff

Thank Janhen14
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Every art gallery has its own character and the Crawford stands out for being eclectic in its choice of exhibition, and having an easygoing atmosphere. I have brought dozens of groups of visitors to this gallery which is on three floors. Most left expressing positive opinions. About 50% of the space is in a new extension which went up during... More 

Thank corkdave
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

The Crawford art gallery came with a local recommendation: well…….. a recommendation of sorts…..! I was in the Cork city tourist information office and asked the man at the desk to point out the highlights of the city. He suggested a few churches and the ‘butter’ museum, etc. With this riveting rendition of the sights of the city I was... More 

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