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Cobh Heritage Centre

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History museums, Specialty museums, Museums
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Address: Lower Road, Cobh, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 (21) 4 813591
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$123*
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Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Trip from Dublin

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Wonderful History Lesson

Definitely take the time to walk through the Cobh Heritage Centre. My husband and I loved it. We have a family connection, which made the tour even more special. The Emigrant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Chico, California
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Chico, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Definitely take the time to walk through the Cobh Heritage Centre. My husband and I loved it. We have a family connection, which made the tour even more special. The Emigrant Story and the Titanic History were really interesting. Plus there is a little courtyard to sit down and rest a bit with a cup of tea.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I would have liked more information about the emigrants who left during the famine, but this center is more focused on later years, and particularly in the titanic. If you've seen that exhibit, this is just a repeat.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The centre is very welcoming and the staff are extremely passionate about the building and its contents. A very good way to start a visit to Cobh.

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is a story board cum interative visual display of what life was like for those travelling from this final port of departure. We spent over 2 hours here and could probably have done longer except for time constraints. Very good value for money with reduced rates for student / OAP's.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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186 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Near Cork - Cobh (Cove) island ,Southern Ireland The Museum concentrates on the Ship Titanic. But also has other historical interest -the potato famine (Potato called the "Lumper" was introduced which was very suscepable to blight). Emigration from Ireland all over the world is also explained. A very interesting museum. with a nice cafe. If your in Eire pay it... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This centre provides you with a nice overview of the local history. Recommend you plan at least two hours to visit to truly enjoy this. There is a nice little cafe here as well.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This Museum and History Center is a must see on your visit. A very well put together History of "Queens Town" Cobh during the times of the famine and the migrations of Irish History, History of the Titanic experience The tragedy of the Lusitania and the Anne Moore Statue of the first Irish Immigrants to the US. Be prepared to... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Really good museum that entertained and informed us all. Friendly welcoming staff and big cafe with good choice of menu. It is spacious with plenty room for a buggy/ pram.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The Cobh Heritage Centre was very good, it had history of the Titanic and other large cruise ships, the famine in Ireland and immigration from Ireland to Australia and other countries. Very informative, and found some parts quite emotional as well.

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Limerick, Ireland
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13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

we went to Cobh on a very wet and windy day but that didn't stop the heritage centre greeting us with open arms. We spent ages going through all teh information regarding the great ships of the time including the Titantic. I have to say that it is a must do as the set up is great and we found... More 

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