Cobh Heritage Centre, Cobh

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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 tour planner .
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  • August 17, 2017
    Before our cruise ship departed we stopped into this place to have a final cup of Irish tea with milk and to say farewell to our friends. So conveniently located and interesting walk about with period...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Great place to get a sense of the history of Cobh. I recommend early in the morning. No crowds and you can stroll the exhibits. I found it fascinating and enjoyable. Staff was very friendly and knew s...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    If you want to get a true sense of the significance of Cobh and its linkage to immigration, the emergence of luxury passanger ships, and servant labor forces that were used to forge the US and other e...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    If you have to visit only one museum in the Cork area, it's this one. Nested inside the old train and ferry station itself, that museum is very well organized and modern. No spoilers, but the first room is especially impressive! I highly recommend this visit. Make sure you also have some apple pie and tea at the cafeteria after. :)
  • June 21, 2017
    Anyone with Irish ancestry will appreciate this place as many of their ancestors set sail from here to the U.S. and other places throughout the world. There is also good information and photos from and about the Titanic.
  • June 5, 2017
    Great history, learnt a lot and a good mix of different types of exhibits. Absolutely recommend and thoroughly enjoyed myself! Spent maybe 1.5h inside as I tried to read many of the writeups. Could be covered in 1h if fast or 2h if slow!
  • July 8, 2017
    Interesting, historic port. So many stories, I wish I had had more time to explore it. Lat stop of the Titanic before she went out to the open sea.
  • June 7, 2017
    A great place to learn of Cobh's rich history and heritage. Much to be seen there.

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Where to stay in Cobh

Indulge in the comforts of a guesthouse or hotel with beautiful harbor views when you stay on the Great Island in the seaport town of Cobh. This small and colorful hillside town boasts Victorian guesthouses, independent apartments, and charming bed and breakfasts. For less expensive options, look outside the town center and away from the shoreline, where you will be able to enjoy the harbor and all the town has to offer without the high prices.
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