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Cobh Heritage Centre, Cobh

(4.4/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
At Cobh Heritage Centre, you can learn about Irish history and daily life during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Queenstown Experience features exhibits about Irish history, including emigration, the Great Irish Famine, and the RMS Titanic. The Titanic's final stop was in Cobh, which was formerly called Queenstown. Once you have finished touring the museum, relax at the cafe or browse one of the two gift shops. The museum is attached to the Cobh railway station and is a favorite stop for cruise ship visitors. To visit Cobh Heritage Centre on your holiday in Cobh, and find out what else Cobh has to offer, use our Cobh holiday planner.
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  • A wonderfully well laid out exhibition. I first visited about 15 years ago and it is much better now. It is not just about the Titanic, but covers the whole history of Irish emigration to all corners ...  more »
  • You really get the feel for how things must have looked back in 1914 when the Titanic made her last stop before sinking. Wonderful town to walk around and this Heritage Centre is great place to get al...  more »
  • This is a wonderful trip through history for those of us whose family history is Irish. It explains what exactly our ancestors had to endure to get to the United States and why. Great exhibit and sinc...  more »
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  • Where: Cobh Heritage Centre - Cobh, Ireland What: A museum with various Irish topics (plague, depression, Titanic) How was it: It was smaller than what we expected but englobed all of the Irish history that we wanted to learn about. There is another museum, should you like to spend your day this way. It's the Titanic museum, but it seems strictly uni dimensional whereas the Heritage museum presents more depth. Kudos to our tour driver that gave his 5cents. He said the touring company paid him to promote the Titanic museum but he also talked about the Heritage museum - Basically he told us to keep an open mind and we made our own decisions. We love that no pressure sales approach and are happy with our decision. Grade: Eli = 4+, Serge = 4+ Recommend: Yes, if you are visiting Cobh for the day you can do both museums. Otherwise we gladly recommend the Heritage museum.
  • Loved it. Didn't cost a fortune to visit, covered a wide range of subjects but did it in an informative way that could appeal both young and old alike. The exhibits were laid out in a modern way and I thought the idea of holding the museum in the old railway station was excellent.
  • Bit expensive for a diorama, but some interesting facts can be learnt.
  • Great center, good cafe, and excellent museum. Spent hours here enjoying the exhibits.
  • Really nice museum. If you are into your migrating Irish family history, you must visit here. The exhibition is really well done. There is a lot of titanic history too. Went with my wife and 14 month old and really enjoyed it. We did also the titanic history museum but it was not as nice as this place. If you only have time for one then I recommend this place. Give yourself at least 2 hours to see everything.