Address: 3011 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518
Hours: Wednesdays 10am-5pm
Fridays and Saturdays 10am-5pm
A museum dedicated to the memory of the Great Hunger, also known as the Irish Potato Famine, which occurred from 1845-1852 resulting in the death of over 1 million Irish men, women and children, as well as the emigration of more than 2 million people. It was the greatest disaster in terms of mortality and suffering that the Irish have ever faced.
The museum brings the world’s largest collection of paintings, sculptures, and other visual media relating to the catastrophe to the general public.