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Hours and Admission

Hours and Admission


Museum Hours

Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Last entry is 30 minutes prior to closing.

Admission

Admission to the museum is free.

Free Public Tours

The museum offers free guided tours, open to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays. These tours do not require reservations, but are limited to 20 visitors. Tours last approximately one hour.

Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

For information about booking a private tour of the museum:

Holiday Closures

 
  • Fourth of July
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas
  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday

Location

Location


Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University
3011 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518 USA

203-582-6500
ighm@qu.edu

Parking Information

Parking (including two handicapped spaces) is located immediately adjacent to the museum. An additional parking lot is located north of the museum on Whitney Avenue (Route 10). The main entrance to the parking lot is located north of the museum on Whitney Avenue (across from the BP gas station). Look for a large blue parking sign.

Driving Directions

From New York City and West
Take I-95N to Exit 48 in New Haven. Take I-91N to Exit 10 (Route 40). Follow Route 40 approximately three miles to its end (at Whitney Avenue). Turn right onto Whitney Avenue (Route 10) and proceed north for 0.3 miles. The museum will be on your right.

OR

Take the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) to Exit 61. Turn right onto Whitney Avenue (Route 10) and proceed north approximately 1.9 miles. The museum will be on your right.

From Hartford, Boston and Upper New England
Take I-91S to Exit 10 (Route 40). Follow Route 40 approximately three miles to its end (at Whitney Avenue). Turn right onto Whitney Avenue (Route 10) and proceed north for 0.3 miles. The museum will be on your right.

OR

Take Route 15 (Berlin Turnpike or Wilbur Cross Parkway) to Exit 63. Turn left onto Hartford Turnpike. Turn right onto CT-22, and continue to follow signs for CT-22W. Turn right onto CT-10/N (Whitney Avenue). The museum will be 500 feet ahead on your right.

From Western Connecticut and Upper New York State
Take I-84 to Exit 26. At end of exit, bear right on Route 70 toward Cheshire. Continue on Route 70 to Route 10. Turn right on Route 10 (Whitney Avenue) and go about 8 miles. The museum will be on your left.

Public Transportation

It’s easy to get to the museum by train, bus or taxi. We’ve provided travel options and directions if you plan to use public transportation to get here.

Group Tours

Group Tours


For adult and school groups of 10 or more, self-guided or guided tours can be scheduled during regular museum hours. Groups should make reservations three weeks in advance. Please contact Margaret Vaughan at 203-582-7236 or margaret.vaughan@qu.edu.

Field Trips

For more information on tours for school groups, please visit our school and education programs page.

Fees

Self-guided: No fee

School groups (guided or self-guided): No fee

Guided tours for non-school groups:
10 to 20 visitors - $50
20 to 40 visitors - $100
Over 40 visitors - Please contact Margaret Vaughan