Crawford Art Gallery

Emmet Place, Cork, T12 TNE6

Crawford Art Gallery is a National Cultural Institution, dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. The collection comprises almost 4,000 works, ranging from eighteenth-century Irish and European painting and sculpture, through to contemporary video installations. At the heart of the collection is a collection of Greek and Roman sculpture casts, brought to Cork in 1818 from the Vatican Museum in Rome.

Through its exhibitions and Learn and Explore programmes, Crawford Art Gallery is committed to fostering recognition, critical assessment, and an acknowledgement of historical and contemporary Irish and international art practice. Located in the heart of Cork city, the gallery is a critical part of Ireland's cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming over 265,000 visitors a year. Admission to the Gallery is free.

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.

Join one of the free tours offered every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday at 2pm and also on Saturdays at 2pm during the summer months.




Contact Us

Crawford Art Gallery
- Café
- Gift Shop
- Wheelchair Access
- Free lockers for small personal items.
Located in the heart of Cork City on Emmet Place.
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.
Admission Rates
Free Admission
Opening Times
Monday–Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm
Late opening Thursdays until 8.00pm
(2nd floor closes at 16:45pm)

Please note last entry is 16.45

Sundays and Bank Holidays
Gallery: 11am - 4pm
Café: 11am - 4pm

The Gallery is closed on Christmas Day, and Good Friday.
Please note that the 2nd Floor closes at 16:45 daily.