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Cobh Heritage Centre

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Address: Lower Road, Cobh, Ireland
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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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We went here by accident and are glad we did. Learned alot, the exhibits kept our interest and the free pen at the end was a bonus! Staff lovely.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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dublin, ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here by accident and are glad we did. Learned alot, the exhibits kept our interest and the free pen at the end was a bonus! Staff lovely.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived by train from Cork and it is next to the station. We were all given a ticket on arrival with the name of a passenger from the Titanic, which added to the experience. Great exhibition which educates you on the journey of many Irish who left the county freely, as prisoners or indentured slaves. We then stopped off... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Name : Sarah Faughnan from the Cobh Love the history it was very intersting the history was great you could have as long as you want i will defnitley be reccomeding this mueseum to family and friends . i was very intersted in the audio and geneaology well worth the €9:50

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and well laid out centre. Lots of information on Titanic as Cobh was its last port of call before the disastrous journey. Also last port of call for many emigrants and convict ships. Good cafe on site for lunches.

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

Katie, many thanks for your very kind review of our exhibition. Delighted that you enjoyed it. Kind regards Jack Walsh More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learned a tremendous amount by visiting this museum. The displays were well laid out in chronological fashion so you could walk through the history of the port city. It covers the types of ships as well as the immigrants on board those ships. Cobh was the last port of call for the Titanic before it sank. I strongly recommend... More 

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

many thanks for taking the time to review our exhibition. Delighted to hear that you found in both educational and enjoyable. Kind regards, Jack walsh, General Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Very well laid out and a fantastic starting point for learning about Cobh and Irish emigration. As an Irish person it was incredible to get such an amazing insight into a part of our history that I thought I already knew plenty about.. turns out that what I know barely skims the surface! The museum gives equal attention to presenting... More 

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

laura, many thanks for taking the time and trouble to give such a lovely review of our exhibition. We are delighted that you found it interesting and enjoyable. Kind regards jack walsh More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 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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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this review

John, many thanks for your very kind review. It was great to read your comments and delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition. kind regards Jack Walsh More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

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

Many thanks for taking the time to review our exhibition and delighted that you enjoyed it. Kind regards Jack walsh More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

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 January 11, 2017 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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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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