Hours and Admission
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum remains closed. We invite you to take a virtual tour of the museum’s collection of visual art, artifacts and printed materials related to the Irish Famine on our Collection Page.
$5, general admission
Free for children, students, and Quinnipiac University faculty and staff.
Free for museum members.
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University
3011 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518 USA
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.
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.
Take 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.
Take Route 15 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
For more information on tours for school groups, please visit our school and education programs page.
School groups (guided or self-guided): No fee (group tours are free for teachers and students)
Guided tours for non-school groups:
$10 per person (includes $5 general admission fee)
Connecticut Art Trail
Discover world-class museums and historic sites on the state-wide Connecticut Art Trail and explore diverse, quality collections rich in history and heritage, including European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture. Learn how you can follow the trail with the Art Passport – a $25 booklet that gives you access to each member museum for one year. Use your Passport once at each location to access exhibits, events and more.
North American Reciprocal Museum Association
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum participates in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM). IGHM members at the $100 level and up receive reciprocal membership to participating museums around North America.
Library Pass Program
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum's Museum Pass is available to libraries in Connecticut to increase the opportunity for the public to visit the museum. The pass is available for a fee of $50 and is valid for one year. Each pass admits 4 people per use. Libraries wishing to participate should fill out the form below and return it to the museum.
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | Músaem An Ghorta Mhóir | 3011 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT | 203-582-6500