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Address: Lower Road, Cobh, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 481 3591
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The story of Irish emigration- from the indentured servants and forced...

The story of Irish emigration- from the indentured servants and forced labour who left for the Colonies and the West Indies in the 17th century, the early emigrants to Canada and the U.S.the Great famine and the transportation of convicts to Australia . Learn about our maritime history,the hardship and the heartbreak. Find the stories and learn the connection between Cobh and the Titanic and the Lusitania. A facinating, educational and emotional journey through our past. "Walk in the footsteps" of our emigrant ancestors in this restored Victorian building.

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This is a place you cannot meet if your ancestors emigrated to the United States. The heritage center has lots of interesting exhibits and has lots of information about how, when... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a place you cannot meet if your ancestors emigrated to the United States. The heritage center has lots of interesting exhibits and has lots of information about how, when and where the Irish emigrated to. This is a mist see.

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this review

TA, many thanks for taking the time to review our exhibition and delighted that you enjoyed it. We are very proud of our exhibition and it is always nice to know when our visitors have enjoyed it.Many thanks again and kind regards, Jack Walsh More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting place detailing the history of Cobh/Queenstown with lots of displays, interactive exhibits, photos and curios. Lots to learn about titanic, emigration, the military history of Cobh and the way of life down through the ages It is next to the train station and very close to the promenade. A great museum and we'll worth a visit.

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your very kind comments and of course for taking the trouble to review our exhibition. It is always nice to hear that visitors have enjoyed our exhibition. Kind regards Jack Walsh More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We each recieved a character name and background card and were then sent to have a look through the center, trying to see what happened to our person. This definitely added interest to the visual displays and helped us focus on the reality of the people who experienced this history.

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Helga, Many thanks for your kind review , delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition. Kind regards Jack Walsh More 

Newbridge, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two of us spent two and a half hours in the centre and learned an enormous amount about the Titanic and the Luisitania. Christopher Keating, was a mine of information and very generous with his time. He is a genealogist and has worked in the centre for a number of years.

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this review

So happy to hear that you enjoyed our exhibition and found it interesting and informative. Christy is one of our gems and will be delighted to hear your comments. kind regards and many thanks Jack walsh More 

Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very worthwhile Museum to visit. We were driving all day and it was raining hard, but we got out of our car, umbrella turned wrong side out and on we forged to the front door, This museum as others was very informative, and that's what I needed since this was out first time in Ireland and wanted to learn as... More 

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Suzanne, Delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to cobh and to our exhibition . We are very proud of our exhibition so especially happy that you found it informative and learned some bit about our History. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Ireland. Many thanks and kind regards Jack Walsh More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My cousin and I spent 4 hours at this wonderful centre today in the old Cobh railway station buildings. Such interesting exhibitions and information on Irish emigration and transportation, as well as a lot of very interesting information on the sinking of the ships, the Titanic in 1912 and the Lusitania in 1915. Irish slavery in the Caribbean, Irish convicts... More 

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Jude, what a glowing report , sincere thanks for your very kind remarks about our exhibition and for taking the time to review us. delighted to hear that you found the exhibition facinating and also enjoyed your lunch. I am sure Christy will be delighted by your comments , he is a great asset indeed to our Centre. Many thanks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A very enjoyable and informative visit. Never appreciated the significance of Cobh as a departure port for Irish emigration. This is very well presented. The Titanic and Lusitania exhibits are excellent. A great way to spend 90 minutes in Cobh.

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Michael, Many thanks for your very kind comments and delighted you had an enjoyable tour of our exhibition. Kind regards, Jack More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We visited on a not-busy weekday in Fall. We walked around and viewed the free exhibits and had plenty to see and learn about. Very well kept place, with option to have a bite to eat while looking at displays all around.

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review us and glad that you enjoyed your visit to Cobh. Kind regards, Jack Walsh More 

Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Gives a great background on the local culture and history of Cobh and surrounding area so you leave with enough information but don't feel overwhelmed. Did not try cafe so can't comment.

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review us. Glad you enjoyed our exhibition. Regards, Jack Walsh More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The Cobh Heritage Centre was a wonderful place to learn more about Queenstown and all that occurred in the area. From the Titanic to the Lusitania, so much was learned. Much to see and understand also about the potato famine. Much fore thought was taken to organize this remarkable site of such history. This attraction is easy to navigate and... More 

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very kind comments about our exhibition. It is always nice to read how much our visitors enjoyed the experience.Regards Jack walsh More 

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