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

Museum Closed Early for Private Event

The museum will close at 4:30 p.m. on February 2, 2017 for a private event.

2/2 4:30pm
Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke – Lecture and book signing by Ellen Alden

First time author Ellen Alden presents her book, Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke, which is based on nineteen original Civil War letters from her great,...

2/5 11am
Docent Open House

​Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, 3011 Whitney Ave., will host an information session on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. for individuals...

2/7 3pm
The Irish on Elizabeth I: Queen or Conqueror? - A Lecture by Dr. Brendan Kane

Did the Irish see Elizabeth I as their monarch, as an illegitimate leader of colonial aggression, or some combination thereof? This talk explores the fraught...

2/23 5pm
Helena Byrne Storyteller/Singer Performance

Combining her love of Irish folklore and passion for the performing arts, Helena regularly performs as a seanchaí (Irish storyteller). Helena interweaves...

3/23 6pm

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