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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

$5, general admission

Free for children, students, and Quinnipiac University faculty and staff.  

Guided Tours

The museum offers 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.

Private group tours are also available. Please see the group tours page:  

Holiday Closures

 
  • November 22, 2018 (Thanksgiving)
  • December 23 - December 26, 2018 (Christmas Holiday)
  • December 31, 2018 (New Year's Eve)
  • January 1, 2019 (New Year's Day)
  • April 19, 2019 (Good Friday)
  • April 21, 2019 (Easter Sunday)
  • July 4, 2019 (Independence Day)

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.

Partnerships

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.