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Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Cobh P24 CY67, Ireland
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All reviews heritage centre irish emigration old railway train station potato famine port of call well worth a visit great famine gift shop self guided tour titanic exhibition interesting place left ireland couple of hours last stop on display two hours
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Not free admission but worth the small entrance fee. Your admission ticket gives you a personal ID. I was fortunate to have the alias Fr. Frank Browne a photographer on the Titanic. Exhibition includes the Lucitania, Titanic , Slave lships. Also life in Wire through...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very interesting place and I learned a lot, such as the fact that many Irish people went to the US as indentured servants. A fascinating place for Irish and overseas visitors alike.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Teresa K
Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Teresa, Many thanks for the wonderful 5 star rating, very much appreciated. Delighted that you found it interesting and enjoyed the experience, Kind regards Jack Walsh

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’m glad we stopped at the Cobh Heritage Center. There are many excellent displays tracing the history of the Irish and the vast numbers who emigrated due to the Potato Famine. The story of the Titanic’s history with Cobh, as well as the Lusitania sinking,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your very kind review and of course the 5 star rating, very much appreciated. Delighted that you visited and enjoyed our exhibition, Kind regards Jack Walsh

Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting in old train station, lots of exhibits and information, we found it quite moving. The story of the Titanic is told but also of the many prison ships that took up to 9 months at sea with men in chains. There are also...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Almost didn’t visit as it seemed quite small but it’s excellent and very informative place, I really do recommend you check this out.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Peter, Many thanks for visiting and for your very kind review. Delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition, Regards Jack Walsh

Reviewed 1 week ago

The story of Irish emigrationis well presented through exhibits and visuals are very informative. As you walk through the exhibits reading the story from The 1600’s and from this historic port town as well as the great famine, It brings you back in time as...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your very kind review and the 4 star rating. Delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition, Kind regards Jack Walsh

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our cruise ship docked adjacent to this venue with only a short walk to the village where the locals put on an “Australia Day” show for us with shops decorating their windows with Australian items, bands playing in the park and bunting everywhere. Great place...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Cobh and decided to go into the attraction. Wonderfully set out, with displays, and informative, information boards, along with audio visuals. Covering the Irish Emigrations over the last few centuries, from the enforced to the voluntary. Made all the more interesting as...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cobh Heritage Centre is well worth a look is visiting this scenic little town. The experience has been well thought out and uses a variety of audio visual to give the visitor an educational experience. I would have liked to have had the opportunity...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had scheduled an hour appointment with Geneaologist Christy Keating at the Cobh Heritage Centre in Cobh, Ireland. We were very happy with his assistance in finding and interpreting information about our ancestors. He spent more than an hour with us and printed out information,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Cheryl L
Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Cheryl, Many thanks for your very kind 5 star review and for the comments about Christy, our resident Genealogist. Delighted that he was able to assist you in your family search. 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 johnmxxiii | 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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