Situated in the heart of Fitzgerald Park is the Cork Public Museum, a museum dedicated to the history and archaeology of the Cork region. The museum is housed in a 2-storey Georgian-style house dating from the mid 19th century. Very interesting, its visit proposes a real dive into the heart of the history of the region. Big plus: the visit is free!
The museum has a vast collection of archaeological objects from local excavations. Bronze Age tools, Iron Age helmets, copper mining tools for the West Cork mines, medieval remains… The artefacts are numerous, well documented, and will give you a broad insight into the local history of the town and its surroundings. (Please note that you can also admire, as an aside, some ancient objects dating back to Greece and Ancient Egypt).
Temporary exhibitions are also organised on a regular basis, covering the Irish experience of the First World War, the culture of the Irish Travellers, etc….
The museum itself is pleasant, fun and modern. The exhibits are beautiful, well presented, and will fascinate young and old alike. A beautiful address to discover on a rainy day!