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Fitzgerald Park & The Public Museum

Fitzgerald Park is one of Cork's major visitor attractions and sits alongside the River Lee.

Built in 1895 by the Beamish family, the museum is located in the park on 18 hectares of landscaped gardens.

What kind of exhibits can be expected?

In addition to archaeological finds from excavations surrounding Cork's medieval walls, there are exhibits that illustrate the economic and municipal history of the city, such as civic regalia and items detailing Cork's merchant history.

What is special about the park?

There are many mature coniferous trees in Fitzgerald's Park, which are well-liked by Coal Tits and Goldcrests. A small ornamental pond is home to Moorhens and Mallards, and the beautifully maintained flower beds attract bees, hoverflies, butterflies and other insects to the park's beautifully maintained flower beds. This site plays a significant role in Cork's biodiversity.

What tasks are there in the museum?

The tasks in the museum are very varied. On the one hand, you must deal with the monitoring and storage of individual exhibits. On the other hand, it is extremely important to ensure the preservation of the exhibits. The digitization of the individual pieces around photography and online resources are also becoming increasingly important to make the collections more accessible.

How do I find the Park?

Fitzgerald Park and the adjoining public museum can be reached with a 30-minute walk
or within 18 minutes by bus from the Imperial Hotel. 



What are the Public Museum opening times?

The Public Museum can be visited from Tuesday to Friday from 10am – 4pm and on Saturdays from 11am – 4pm.


What is the entrance fee?

Admission is free.


You can find more information here.