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Cobh Heritage Centre

Cobh, Ireland
353 (21) 4 813591
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Cobh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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Johnstown, Pennslyvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent presentation of the embarking of the Irish during the famine The exhibits truly show the hardships they indured to find new homes. Also good exhibition of Titanic info. The gift shop has a large selection of gifts that are reasonable in cost. The local craftsman have tables of beautiful handmade items and are very friendly.

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Kentwood, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The last port of call for the Titanic, and ships taking Irish emigrants to America, Australia and other parts of the world, but very interesting, EVEN if you're not Irish. Inside is one of the best Titanic exhibits I've ever seen. The centre is in the old White Star Lines office and terminal, which is just a low brick building... More

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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

like it here because it had more than just the titanic so worth a visit and found the shop reasonable for books etc

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9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had arrived just as a cruise ship had docked aside the heritage centre which I itself was a magnificent sight, it just illustrates how much value should be given to represent Ireland and Cobh and all the history it has. Cobh itself needs a good deal of financial input to help improve the area which obviously has taken quite... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Cobh (pronounced Cove) Heritage Centre is right on the dock, a 1 min walk from where the cruise ships dock. The museum provides interesting info on the history of Cobh and stories from the Titanic which anchored off Cobh to take on the last passengers by tender. One passenger missed the tender and the Titanic sailed, and sank, without him.

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Chandigarh, India
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23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Not too impressive from the outside, the actual experience hits as you walk inside. Much better than I had expected it to be. For those Americans, whose ancestors were Irish, this is a must visit place just to know how their fore fathers had to brave it out for their place under the sun. Their is a place in the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If anyone has ancestors who came over to America, Canada, or Australia, this is a fantastic memorial and museum to that time period. We loved it! You can put yourself in their place and imagine what it was like. There is also a nice exhibit on the Titanic here.

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Lancaster, MA. USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Cobh Heritage Centre should be on everyone's list when visiting Co. Cork, Ireland. It has an interesting museum with, photos, videos, artifacts, and relevant info on the Titanic, it's passengers, it's beautiful décor, it's history...short as it was, and of course it's fateful meeting with an ice berg. There is a minimal fee, and worth the coin to see.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We were advised to visit her rather than the Titanic center because this attraction includes information on the history of Cove, Queensland, Cobh, as well as the immigration of the Irish, and the sinking of the Lusitania. We're grateful for the recommendation. This centre is very well managed and includes all the above and more. Plan to spend a couple... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My great-grandfather Josephus Murphy was one of the Irish immigrants who departed from Cobh during the Great Famine. Cobh was a prosperous place, because it was because it was Ireland’s principal emigration port. More than five million emigrated from Ireland in the nineteenth century—mainly to the US, Australia and Canada. At the time, the British government unilaterally renamed the city... More

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