Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, Cobh

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At Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, 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 -The Queenstown Story on your holiday in Cobh, and find out what else Cobh has to offer, use our Cobh tour planner .
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  • The locals have really tried to make this an enjoyable place to visit and I agree with them. The interior is spacious and clean. Toilets are on your right after you enter the building. There a few sho...  more »
  • The Heritage Centre focusses on the 3 events that form the basis of Cobh's claim to fame: 1) Emigration, 2) the Titanic (its last port of call), and 3) the sinking of the Lusitania in 1917 just offsho...  more »
  • We returned with family this year. Our grandfather left for America from this port. We spent time with the resident genealogist to find out more about our family. Very enlightening.  more »
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  • Once the lobby of the town's railway station, beautifully restored it's now an amazing emigration museum and heritage centre, known as the Cobh Heritage Centre. It's full of an amazing array of displays on the story of the Irish emigration from Cobh right through the period of the famine in 1845 to the era of the great liners in the 1950s. As well as displays on Irish naval and military history, and the historical role which Cobh harbour has played as a port, the museum includes displays on the ill-fated Titanic and the Lusitania. It's a very well presented and informative museum. They also provide a Genealogy Recordfinder Service and there's a small cafe and gift shop a well as an ATM inside the centre. It's a must visit.
  • A Few Hours well spent. I was not too sure if visiting Cobh Heritage Centre would offer much more that the Titanic Experience. I could not have been more wrong. Granted Titanic and Cobh go hand in hand, there is far more to Cobh and the part it played in the dispersal of the Irish all over the world. People left Ireland for many reasons. The Great Famine between 1845 and 1849 is just one part of the story. The heritage centre covers the emigration out from Ireland throughout history as just one part of the exhibition. It shows how important the port was throughout history. What I found interesting was story of the convict transportation ships, detailing what happened to those who where transported to the other end of the world for trivial crimes. There are also the stories of people who chose to emigrate to many corners of the world. Back then it was a one-way trip unlike today when it is so easy to return home. We take so much for granted now. I would highly recommend a visit to Cobh Heritage Centre, a look back in history that will make you realise just how easy it is to travel and see the world.
  • Worth a visit if you have Irish ancestors that emigrated during the famine or want to see where the Titanic last docked. Unfortunately the building seems to be in need of repair (several major leaks through the tour) so hoping they are able to raise funds to do so.
  • Very good and interesting but for me there's to much infos at a time. This good for teenagers and adults but not for young aged visitors
  • Nice place to visit over such history to tell. But closed to early,while tourists have to turn around.Also the café is very poor on food choices should have hot food like a daily dishes and deserts.With such nice tables area to seat down definitely could be a excellent service in future.
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