Cork City Gaol, and Radio Museum Experience, Sunday’s Well: On entering this spectacular 19th century prison building, which is of major architectural importance, you will be sent back in time through the wings of Cork City gaol by way of an “Audio Tour”. The old City gaol has been restored as a visitor attraction, which gives the visitor an insight in to prison life in the 19th century. You will follow in the footsteps of an amazing lifelike Governor, Warders and Prisoners, through furnished cells with fascinating sound effects allowing you experience daily life of prisoners and jailers. An outstanding Audio Visual show brings together the contrasting social life of 19th and early 20th century Cork and explains why some people turned to crime. It is open all the year round. Personal guide tours are available on request. Jail souvenir shop, refreshment area and free parking are also available.
The Radio Museum Experience incorporating RTE (Irish National Radio) museum collection. It is situated in the unlikely setting of the former Governor’s House at the Cork City jail, this museum deals not alone with the early days of Irish Radio broadcasting but with the impact of its invention on all our lives. Open all the year, March – October 9.30am – 5.00pm and November – February 10.00am – 5.00pm.