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Cork Public Museum



Cork Public Museum is the oldest local authority museum in Ireland, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2020. The museum is housed in two buildings: a mid-nineteenth-century Georgian style house, and a modern extension that was opened in 2005. The old museum building originally began life as the private residence of Charles Beamish, a member of the famous brewing family. The house and grounds went through many owners incarnations and eventually, passed to public ownership in 1907 to become the visitor attraction it is today.