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Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story

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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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Lower Road, Cobh P24 CY67, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After visiting the Titanic Experience a person should go into the Heritage Center. They are in the same general area.

Thank Tvler8
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of emigration history and as the centre explains from 1848 to 1950 over 6 million Irish people departed from Ireland and 40 percent of the total departed from Cobh. The centre details the motivation and the onboard conditions on the type vessels that the...More

Thank thesmdm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The exhibits here provide a deep understanding of the motivation for and experience of Irish emigration, primarily to US, Canada , and Australia. Each element is focused on representative individuals and families. Everyone visiting will have heard of traveling ‘steerage ‘ , but will leave...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this right after the Titanic Experience and it was sort of too much of a good thing. There wasn't much that was very interesting to us, but it was well done. Nice gift shop.

Thank travelcrazy63
Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your comments, Sorry to hear that there was not too much to interest you. Regards Jack Walsh

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an alternative to an outside tour due to inclement weather. What a great option! It's like a museum that talks about the Titanic, The first emigrant to be processed through Ellis Island, Queenstown Story, the potato blight, etc. It also has a nice...More

Thank StephV44
Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your very kind comments and the 5 star rating. Delighted that you enjoyed "the Queenstown Story" Sorry about the weather but at least it meant you could enjoy our exhibition, Regards Jack Walsh

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest I wasn't expecting a lot as we approached the entrance in the old station and the initial area just inside the exhibit made we wonder if it was just going to be a bunch of still-life scenes that really tell you nothing....More

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

Many thanks for your very kind review and for the 5 star rating. Delighted to know that you enjoyed our exhibition. It is always great to get feedback from our visitors to our Centre, Kind regards Jack Walsh

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't sure about doing this having already done the Belfast Titanic Experience, but we were glad we did. This is a fascinating display full of information and so well laid out. Well worth the visit!

Thank Peter G
Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Peter, Many thanks for your comments and the very kind 5 star rating. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed our exhibition -The Queenstown Story. Kind regards Jack Walsh

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While our cruise ship docked at Cobh we were able to visit this charming town and the interesting Heritage Centre. The maritime history was fascinating, including displays about the Titanic and the Lusitania.

Thank juniper7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well-documented history of Irish emigration from this port because of poverty and hunger due to crop failures and lack of opportunity. Lots of pictures and information about individuals involved in the exodus. Also included were photos and information about the Titanic which was built...More

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Barb, Many thanks for taking the time to review our exhibition and for the very kind 4 star revirw rating. Delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Regards Jack Walsh

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanting to know more about the Immigration of the Irish to other parts of the World? Fascinated by the Titanic? Want to know more about the Red Line ships? Like to learn about your Irish relatives struggles?This is a interesting place to start.

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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our exhibition and for the very kind 4 star rating, Rehgards Jack Waksh

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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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