Hungry for culture after months of isolation?
If the lockdown reminded you to make the most of free events as they arise this summer, now is a good time to plan a visit to one of the most fascinating exhibitions on Cork’s history to date.
As Ireland moves to Phase 3 of the Government’s road map, St. Peter’s Cork on North Main Street will be opening its doors on Monday, June 29th.
With free entry seven days a week from 11am to 3pm, the Cork 2020 anchor exhibition explores a hugely tumultuous year in the city’s lifespan; 1920 saw two Lord Mayors die tragically, martial law imposed and the British Crown forces’ image of invincibility wane.
A shocking end to an already tension-filled year, 1920 came to a head with the devastating burning of the city on December 11th.
The exhibition launched in late January and up until Covid-19 measured forced closures on March 13th, St. Peter’s Cork had seen a steady increase in visitor numbers, with February up 38% in comparison to 2019.
“We are following the advice and guidelines around physical distancing, hygiene and visitor numbers as the health and safety of our visitors and team is their highest priority.” said LW Management, custodians of St. Peter’s Cork on behalf of Cork City Council.
“While Covid-19 has impacted on the delivery of some of the key elements of their Cork 1920 Programme of Events, we are looking at innovative ways to bring the story to life online. We have been busy preparing for re-opening and have seen North Main Street get busier over the last number of weeks with passers-by keen to know when the gates would be open – there is a huge appetite for cultural experiences.”
For more information as you plan your visit, check out the St Peter’s website here.