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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Great place to visit... Good food... Pleasant staff.. Have gluten free... Tourism office... Grab yourself a coffee or cup on tea, sit on balcony great views...
  • I love going there for lunch, sitting back a watching people from all over the world come and go. Great cafe, very friendly and helpful staff. The small museum tells a great story about life in old Ireland and its history of emigration.
  • The place one of my great grandfathers emigrated from.. Amazing to have walked where he left such a beautiful country... Quite an educational experience - needed more time there cause on a group tour...
  • A site that is good for the history but I wouldn't say it is worth a trek there. A lot of the material is covered in US elementary education (Irish immigration, Titanic, The potato famine, etc.) but there is some interesting things about the relationship to Australia and other British colonies.
  • 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. :)

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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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