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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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159 attraction reviews
650 helpful votes 650 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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Sandown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

good info, but needs to be a little larger to fit in more info into the exhibition, the cafe was good value

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Cork, Ireland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Yes have a walk around & learn about the past & enjoy a cup of tea! A step into the past...I really enjoyed the time here

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We took the tour just to see how things were during the titanic era and we were pleased with the out come.It was very informative on the titanic,the coffin ships and emigration over the years.We did not find it a ripoff and well worth a visit if in cobh.It really struck a note with us and is heart breaking at... More

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Limerick
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14 reviews 14 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

With Sophia Loren as their ambassador, cracking Italian's finest Prosecco on every prow, the MSC Magnifica floating at at Queenstown's (sorry, Cobh) Heritage Centre's port was too good an opportunity to overlook. Hard to overlook, in fact, as its 13 decks plus pools and nightclub on top make this an enormously handsome structure that gave St Colman's a wink for... More

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midlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Because of time, it was a toss up between this and the Titanic exhibition and I am glad we chose this although 9 euros each did seem expensive. There was a lot of information about Titanic, Lusitania and the Irish emigration and if you pay they will also do a search of genealogical information for you. There are visual exhibits... More

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Huntingdon Valley, PA
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27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We visited here as part of a CIE Tour and we were impressed with the whole place. It is a lovely setting right on the waterfront. The center tells the story of sea travel in Irish history and the sad facts about Irish emigration. The exhibits are nicely done and there are lots of visual displays and sound effects, seems... More

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Despite sounding flippant it's really informative and really excellent for money.Housed in the old redbrick train station and for Titanic,Lusitania and White Star fanatics this has to be the place.To do this and the Titanic Story which just done the road in the same morning is like stepping back in time.Seems to be very well attended by passengers from various... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised by my visit to Cobh Heritage Centre as the Titanic Experience tends to get all the attention. Personally, I found this museum to be way more worthwhile as not only does it have a very interesting exhibit on the Titanic with many personal accounts of the actual passengers (including an actual message in a bottle that one... More

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