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Cobh Heritage Centre

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Address: Lower Road, Cobh, Ireland
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+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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A great way to spend a few hours

The location is perfect using part of the old railway station - the history you learn is wonderful - displays are so real and some are authentic - shows life in Ireland over the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The location is perfect using part of the old railway station - the history you learn is wonderful - displays are so real and some are authentic - shows life in Ireland over the years - a great experience - staff are so helpful and the coffee was great at the end

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Heritage Centre tells the story of this mass emigration and also offers a unique genealogy search service designed for people interested in tracing their ancestors. Between 1848 and 1950 over 6 million adults and children emigrated from Ireland. Over 2.5 million departed from Cobh, making it the single most important port of emigration.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother emigrated from Ireland in 1926 - after having lived in Cobh with her family. There was SO much rich history packed into this one building. I learned so much, just wish I'd had more time. If you are really interested, plan at least 3 hours. Others in your party could go hang out at the Quay Bar and... More 

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

Kathy, Many thanks for your very kind review. We are delighted that you found the exhibition interesting and informative. Kind regards and happy new year, Jack Walsh More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The heritage centre tells the story of Queenstown.Has lots of interesting displays and information boards and is a must see museum on any visit to Cobb.

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

Simon, Many thanks for taking the time to review our exhibition and delighted that you enjoyed it. Kind regards Jacj Walsh More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

The Heritage Center helps tell the story of the famine emigre along with those deported to Australia from Ireland. We worked with the genealogist who helped us find our great-great grandfather!

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

Karen, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and of course for your very positive 5 stars. Delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition. Seasons greetings Jack Walsh More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

This old railway station which was the last Irish Station for generations of emigrants seeking a new life abroad is a wonderful place to visit. The interior has been carefully restored with exhibition's, cafe's and gift shop's. Located next to the harbour, one can really step back in history with this building.

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

Leo, Many thanks for your very kind review and delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition. We are very proud of our exhibition and lucky to have such an historical building in which to tell the story of Irish emigration, Kind regards and best wishes for Christmas. Jack Walsh More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

The Centre is very well constructed and very interesting. The multimedia is used very well and the audio guide is so worth it. The way they decorated the Centre makes it more interesting. The venue which is the former train station is perfect for this Centre.

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

Ramona, delighted that you took the time to give us such a lovely review and of course that you enjpyed our exhibition. We are very proud of our exhibition and it is always nice to know when our visitors enjoy it. Many thanks and best wishes for Christmas. Jack walsh More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 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 November 13, 2016

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 

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