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Cobh Heritage Centre

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Address: Lower Road, Cobh, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 (21) 4 813591
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Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Trip from Dublin

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Our second visit here, this time on the centennial of the sinking of the Lusitania. An amazing place, not promoted much by tour companies which direct you more to the walking tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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North, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Our second visit here, this time on the centennial of the sinking of the Lusitania. An amazing place, not promoted much by tour companies which direct you more to the walking tour (also very good). To really better understand Cobh's place in the tragic events of the Titanic and Lusitania you need to visit this center. Tells the stories of... More 

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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Very sad museum, very nice place around with shops and cafes. It is very close to the trains station as well.

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Did the tour detailing Potato famine, Titanic, and Lusitania events with the children - very informative and well laid out.

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Townsville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I found my visit to the Cobh Heritage Centre to be very interesting and informative. There were numerous displays illustrating the terrible potato famine that led hundreds of Irish folk emigrating to America and Australia for a better life for their families. The life aboard ship was horrendous. These emigrants faced starvation, disease and shipwrecks so it was a courageous... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

First, let me say, I saw a lot of kids having fun. Since I know this is where many of my husband's and forefather/mothers debarked from after the famine it was very moving.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting museum charting the history of Cobh as a harbour from the convict ships/famine emigration ships up to the Titanic and Lusitania. Well with the visit!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's very easy to forget that Cobh was a major shipping port before and after the tragedy of the Titanic. The heritage centre has a really (really!) good exhibit which shows the long history of Cobh -everyone in the family really enjoyed spending time here. The pictures and AV displays are informative and I particularly like the news reel at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Extremely interesting spot with so much history. Take a walking tour for more info on the Titanic, the famine & Spike Island.

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Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My daughter who did a project on Emigration was excited about visiting this exhibition. But as she's only 11 soon tired of all the reading. I myself found it very interesting and informative but because she was rushing ahead couldn't enjoy it properly. The people at Cobh Heritage centre should take a leaf outa the Kerry County Museum on how... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited here with 4 children aged between 5 and 11 years. The children didn't enjoy this at all, having already done the Titanic experience found a lot of information was duplicated. For adults or older children there was a lot of reading which was very informative and gave a very good insight into Queenstown/Cobh in years gone by. We were... More 

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