International Museum Day- FREE MUSEUM ENTRY

It’s International Museum Day! Get FREE ENTRY to the Nano Nagle Place Museum

Saturday 18th  May, 2024      10.00AM to 5.00PM– Museum


About the Museum
Discover the inspiring history of Nano Nagle and her enduring legacy at Nano Nagle Place this International Museum Day. At its core, the museum champions outreach and education through initiatives like the Cork Migrant Centre and The Lantern Community Project while embodying Nano Nagle’s timeless vision for meaningful change. Join us in celebrating International Museum Day and discover a museum with a difference, making a real impact in the present day.

Experience a captivating self-guided heritage tour that vividly illustrates 18th-century life in Cork, follow Nano Nagle’s remarkable journey as she tirelessly assisted and educated the city’s underprivileged, and discover how her legacy lives on through the global outreach of the Presentation Sisters. Younger visitors receive a special booklet to help  guide them through the museum, with crayons to take with them on their their discovery and for use at home.

Nano Nagle Place houses a complex of beautiful 18th-century buildings including the convent that Nano built for the Ursuline Order in 1771.  Objects owned and used by Nano, now lovingly conserved, are housed here. In this building you will also find ‘Miss Nagle’s Parlour’, a carefully conserved 18th-century room where Nano spent time with the Ursuline sisters and their boarding students.

In April 2022, Nano Nagle Place received the Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2022. You can read more about this achievement on our blog.


New to Nano Nagle? Watch this video introduction to prepare you for your visit.


About International Museum Day
This occasion is a global celebration of the importance of museums marking the official start to the summer programme of events in Nano Nagle Place. To explore the events on offer at Nano Nagle Place throughout the summer season, please visit the What’s On page on our website.


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