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Cork Heritage Open Day

Unlock Cork's fascinating past

Cork Heritage Open Day

Cork Heritage Open Day will take place on August 12th 2023. The annual event sees historic buildings across Cork city open free of charge to the public. At each location, attendees can participate in tours, workshops, crafting, music, exhibitions, and much more. There will be a mix of activities for all ages. All information and events can be found here.

Vintage Splendor: Unveiling The Metropole’s Hidden Gems

Embark on an extraordinary tour through time on Cork Heritage Open Day on August 12th. Join us at The 126 year old Metropole Hotel and prepare to be whisked away on a journey drenched in glamour and grandeur as our knowledgeable guides lead you through the illustrious corridors where famous guests once walked.

Indulge your senses in the resplendent Victorian architecture as our charismatic storytellers unfurl the rich tapestry of The Metropole’s unique history. Discover the legends and lore of illustrious figures who once graced these hallowed halls, from silver screen legends to influential luminaries, each name etched in history is but a chapter in The Metropole’s captivating narrative.

Our grand historical tour at The Metropole Hotel promises a unique glimpse into Cork’s fantastical history, from wars and fires to sweet shops and film stars, prepare to lose yourself in the tantalizing narratives that illuminate Cork’s cultural heritage.

Secure your place on our exclusive guided tours at 10am, 12pm, and 3pm on August 12th. Unveil the secrets of The Metropole Hotel, where history intertwines with mystique and discover all of The Metropole Hotel’s hidden gems.

Tour times

Please note all tours for Cork Heritage Open Day are now full. Our next available tours will take place on Culture Night on Friday 22nd of September at 5.30pm and 6.30pm.


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