St Peters will be reopening our doors on Monday 10th May 2021!

Stop by for a coffee and explore our exhibition of the Burning of Cork – Cork 1920.

Open Monday to Saturday 10.30am – 4pm. Entry is Free of charge!


Cork’s past is full of stories of hope in the face of adversity, and of people working together to overcome all kinds of challenges. We’re looking forward to welcoming you and to capturing your imagination with our state-of-the-art exhibition that gives new insights into a period which was to alter significantly the landscape of Cork city militarily and politically and which ultimately led to the creation of the Irish Free State. The people, events, and history have been combined and are all interwoven to create a cohesive and powerful history of Cork’s tragic past that captures the essence of that period, not through the cold light of day, but by bringing to life the very embers that destroyed our beautiful city in 1920. Some audio visual elements may not be available but we have alternative viewing options.


Opening Hours

St. Peter’s Cork is a free attraction, and while numbers will obviously be limited, pre-booking is not necessary. We will reopen to the public from Monday 29th June 2020, seven days a week, from 11 – 3 with the last recommended entry for the exhibition at 2.30.

Café & Wine Bar

Our café team will be serving takeaway teas & coffees in addition to a selection of wine that can be enjoyed in our stunning city secret garden. A screen at the café has been erected for your safety and the safety of our team. Please use contactless payment.

Cork 1920 Gift Shop

Our Gift Shop will also reopen giving you an opportunity to browse through our range of high-quality books and prints.

Private booking for groups

Large groups can book out time slots so that you can have the space to yourselves, adding an extra level of comfort. Please contact us for a quote.

Health & Safety

Our Visitor Experience Team will be on hand to support you and ensure that our new safety standards are followed for everyone’s peace of mind. As we take these critical steps, it’s important that we all continue to stay safe and demonstrate personal responsibility by following four key things – Distance, Activity, Time & Environment.

Before your visit

Here are some things you can do to help us make sure St. Peter’s is as safe as possible for you, other customers, and our team:

Please follow the Health Service advice 

Practice social distancing
and hand hygiene

Do not visit St. Peter’s Cork if you are sick or showing any symptoms of Covid-19

The wearing of face coverings is recommended while in an enclosed space.

Planning your visit

Our spacious venue and intentionally reduced visitor numbers will help visitors to feel safe and be able to fully enjoy their visit. In some ways, visitors won’t notice any great change, as the Cork 1920 story unfolds following a carefully designed one-way walking route which supports social distancing guidelines. Check the following websites for the latest updates and guidance:

Health and safety measures

Reduced building capacities

Perspex screens at the Café

Increased cleaning measures

Sanitising stations
on arrival and throughout

Extra cleaning of high-frequency touchpoints

PPE gear if our team are working together and cannot social distance

Thank you for your patience and support at this time and we look forward to seeing you soon.

For further information please contact