The evenings are getting shorter.
But as the darkness begins to settle ever earlier, a fascinating little series of events will likely lure history fans and curious minds out of the house this autumn.
Cork Public Museum in Fitzgerald’s Park is throwing open its doors after dark for a series of captivating talks and enchanting tours promising an all-new perspective on the city’s rich history.
Taking place in September and October, the Nights at the Museum series will bring the museum’s collections and Cork’s history to life with engaging living history presentations, round table discussions, and interactive displays and demonstrations.
The next event, Women and Imprisonment in Cork on Thursday, September 14th (7pm) will see three leading female scholars look at the history of women and incarceration in Cork.
🔍 Explore the history of Cork, at night!
ℹ️ Cork Public Museum will host a series of events between August & October that will bring the museum’s collections & Cork’s history to life with tours, talks, and much more!
— Cork City Council (@corkcitycouncil) August 24, 2023
“National Museum of Ireland Mother and Baby Home Co-ordinator, Donna Louise Rose, artist Maureen Considine, and writer Rachel Andrews will present a round table discussion examining the history and societal implications of control over the liberties of both women and the family.” a museum spokesperson said.
This event is not suitable for younger audiences and booking is essential as places are limited. Email the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot.
Upcoming night events include Life in the Roman World on September 21st, Cork Life: From Viking to Victorian on September 28th, and Cork and the Great War on October 5th.