Ireland's Great Hunger Museum

Ireland's Great Hunger Museum is located at 3011 Whitney Avenue. The museum serves as home to Quinnipiac's collection of visual art, artifacts and printed materials relating to the starvation and forced emigration that occurred throughout Ireland from 1845 to 1852. Ireland's Great Hunger Museum houses the world’s largest collection of Great Hunger-related art and educational resources.

3011 Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT 06518 USA




Wednesdays 10am − 5pm; Thursdays 10am − 7pm; Fridays & Saturdays 10am − 5pm; Sundays 1pm − 5pm; Mondays & Tuesdays Closed


Upcoming Events

Staked Plains, Shattered Hearths:  Dispossession as Global Pastime

A visual tour-de-force, Dr. Robert Spiegelman's lecture-presentation explores the wounded psyche and grandest calculations of an early Irish globalizer –...

1/25/2018 5pm
Grandparent's Day

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum invites grandparents and their families to a day at the museum. On February 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. enjoy a day learning...

2/3/2018 10am
Tenement Museum Bus Trip

While Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum is closed for reinstallation, join Ryan Mahoney, executive director, on a trip to New York. The bus will depart the...

2/23/2018 7am

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