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Cobh Heritage Centre

Lower Road, Cobh P24 CY67, Ireland
+353 21 481 3591
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Skip-the-Line: The Queenstown Story Tour at Cobh Heritage Centre
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The Queenstown Story tells 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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  • Average8%
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Lower Road, Cobh P24 CY67, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This isn't the most expansive museum, but they manage to pack a lot in and you do come away with a detailed understanding of the various reasons so many people emigrated from Ireland (and not always for very pleasant reasons). There's also some history involving...More

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review and for your very kind comments.Delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition, Regards Jack Walsh

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is more of a museum experience. It is open 930-5 7 days a week and located just down the road from the Titanic Experience. It’s got a lot of short videos that you can listen to in order to follow along with what you...More

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review our exhibition - The Queenstown Story. Regards Jack Walsh

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This exhibit explains a lot about the Irish emigration throughout the world as well as the history of Cobh as a passenger shipping port. Exhibit includes information about the Titanic and Lusitania. If you like history this is a must. Take the audio guide even...More

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Ronald, Many thanks for taking the time to give our exhibition such a very kind review. Thanks you for the 5 star rating, very much appreciated. Delighted that you enjoyed the exhibition. Kind regards Jack Walsh

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find, people are super friendly. Easy to walk around (ie not an overwhemingly big museum experience). A nice addition to a stop in lovely Cobh. Be sure to check out the cute giftshop (prices are decent and selection is good quality). If you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is well worth a visit - and to get some good souvenirs, plus a chance to get some good food at a reasonable price. Everyone is so friendly, and you have the opportunity to realise what an important port Quennstown was for the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love hearing all the history of our ancestors and what was probalby their final days in Ireland. So sad to see and hear what they went through.

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review our exhibition- The Queenstown Story-. Very grateful also for the 5 stars.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Cobh, my husband and I visited the Heritage Centre, which was conveniently located near the train station. The museum was well worth the admission and featured many fascinating artifacts. I enjoyed looking at the photos taken by the passengers on the Titanic before...More

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review our exhibition and for the very kind 5 stars. Delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Regards Jack Walsh

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled across the building, nice informative displays about the history of the area. Many small shops for food, drink, or a token from the area

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review our Centre. Glad to know that you enjoyed our exhibition. Best wishes Jack Walsh

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited there with family and saw a plaque that talked about the contribution from various nations including India. however amongst the flags of all nations flying there, India is a notable absentee. This should be corrected. The erstwhile colonies sacrificed a lot for the independence...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can go by train from Cork straight to the centre or drive - parking is outside the main door. Allow about 3 hours - the presentations are really good - if you like Irish famine history it's a must see. The sections on the...More

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your very kind 4 star review. Delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition - The Queenstown Story. Best wishes Jack Walsh

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Deb R
July 3, 2017|
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Response from Jack W | Property representative |
We open each day at 9.30 a.m. and last entry to the exhibition is at 5 pm,
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tmcme
March 2, 2017|
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Response from John O | Reviewed this property |
Re: Your Query - 1. The Heritage Centre will be open on Easter Sunday 9.30 to 18.00 2. The Trains schedule will be the normal Sunday times 3. There will be no Cruise Liners in on that day - there will be one in on the... More
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morzella
July 10, 2016|
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Response from Jack W | Property representative |
Morzella, our apologies, our Genealogist was away on annual leave. He can be contacted directly on via our website under genealogy where you can make an appointment or do your searches online with him.
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