About Us

About the Gallery
The Glucksman is a cultural and educational institution that promotes the research, creation and exploration of the visual arts. Located at the main entrance to University College Cork on Western Road, the Glucksman is an award-winning building that includes display spaces, lecture facilities, a riverside restaurant and gallery shop.

About Dr. Lewis Glucksman (1925 - 2006)
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is named in honour of Dr Lewis Glucksman. Dr. Glucksman was a successful investment banker and renowned philanthropist who with his wife, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, generously supported cultural and educational projects in Ireland and the US.
Loretta Brennan Glucksman is currently the Honorary Patron of the gallery.

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 2 – 5pm
Closed Mondays

Admission Free / Suggested donation €5

Download our visitor guide here.

The gallery spaces are closed to the public during exhibition changeover periods, three times a year.

The next changeover dates are: 19 March - 7 April 2017
The gallery shop and cafe remain open during changeover Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm.

The Glucksman aims to make its programmes and facilities accessible to all. Please contact us in advance of your visit if you have a specific query about access to the museum. Large groups or groups with special requirements are requested to call +353 21 4901844 or email [email protected] to ensure we can accommodate your visit and provide you with the information you need to have an enjoyable experience with us.

Only guide dogs for the blind, service dogs for people with disabilities or working dogs in training are allowed inside the museum.

The museum is wheelchair accessible and our lift can accommodate large groups of wheelchairs and pushchairs. There are accessible toilets at the Cafe level and at Gallery 1 level. You can download a UCC Campus Map of accessible parking and WC locations here.

The Glucksman is located on the campus of University College Cork, Ireland and open to the public year round. The gallery building is situated in the picturesque lower grounds, accessible from the Main Avenue through the Ceremonial Gates on Western Road. The gallery is a 10 minute walk from the city centre, along Western Road. The gallery and the university are served by the No. 205 and no. 208 bus route, stop at UCC.

Pedestrians can enter UCC Campus through the Main Ceremonial Gates at the corner of Western Road and O'Donovan's Road and the gallery is on the right walking up the main avenue.

Public Parking
There is public parking for visitors to the Glucksman and UCC at Perrots Inch car park. Drive along Western Road past UCC Ceremonial Gates on the left, and continuing along until traffic lights. Turn left at traffic lights and take first left into car park. The gallery is a short walk along the river from the car park. There is also disc parking along the Mardyke, O'Donovans Road and College Road.

Get directions to the gallery on Google Maps.

Contact Us
The Glucksman, University College Cork, Ireland
T: + 353 21 4901844
E: [email protected]

Fresco restaurant

8.30am - 5pm Monday to Saturday
12 - 5pm Sunday

E: [email protected]

Find out more about dining in the Lewis Glucksman Gallery here.