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The Queenstown Story @ Cobh Heritage Centre , Great Stories of Emigration.
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The Queenstown Story @ Cobh Heritage Centre , Great Stories of Emigration.

By Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story
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Departure details
  • Cobh Heritage Centre. The Queenstown Story, The Queenstown Story @ Cobh Heritage Centre Deepwater Quay Tel 021 4813591 Deepwater Quay, Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, P24 CY67, Ireland
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
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  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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    Cobh Heritage Centre. The Queenstown Story
    The Queenstown Story @ Cobh Heritage Centre Deepwater Quay Tel 021 4813591 Deepwater Quay, Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, P24 CY67, Ireland
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    Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Enter this beautifully restored Victorian railway station, a building with its own unique story. Your tour begins in the 1600's when Irish emigrants left here for the Colonies of America and the West Indies. The tour follows chronologically the various destinations throughout the centuries where our emigrants settled. It is an emotive journey of exploration of the lives of over three million Irish emigrants. The tour includes sections on The Great Famine and also the connection with this port town and both Titanic and The Lusitania. "Walk in the footsteps of our Emigrant ancestors"y
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cumbriatourist
cumbriatourist
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The story of Irish Immigration
This heritage centre is located in former railway buildings on the quayside at Cobh. It is literally a 2 minute wa
Bernie O
Bernie O
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Wonderful
Getting to visit the heritage Center that captures the experience that my ancestors went through in 1900 was very e
Conor D
Conor D
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A hidden gem in the Cafe inside this building!
The cafe is just so well positioned inside this beautiful building, with history surrounding you and the scones, te
helenhE9446CL
helenhE9446CL
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Nice attraction with lovely cafe
Lots of information about Cobh and it's connection with the Titanic and Lusitania. The cafe has lovely cake and th
savannahAlabama
savannahAlabama
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Genealogy visit in cobh
Meet with christy keating the genealogist at the center. He was able to find more information for me regarding my f
Donny W
Donny W
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Educational
We toured the Heritage center and found it very interesting. Lot of history explained. Also, a good place for a q
maggsr2021
maggsr2021
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Interesting
Had a great couple of hours in this venue, staff lovely and very friendly, and was fun following the person named o
LMK9333
LMK9333
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Avoid at all costs.
Day 1: We arrived at the Queenstory heritage centre, we firstly looked in the little gift shop. Then we asked the r
Aisling B
Aisling B
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Well worth a vist
You get a great sense of the history of the people, the town and the sea. Staff were very friendly and helpful
Alison Q
Alison Q
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Very Interesting
Full of information about Cobh/Queenstown well laid out and a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the folk who le
Eamonn D
Eamonn D
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Very informative and enjoyable Visitor attraction
We had heard so many good reviews of this Heritage Centre that we really looked forward to visiting it. It didn't d
MiAndN
MiAndN
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Fantastic
The Cobh Heritage centre is well worth a visit. The staff are very helpful, cheerful and interested in helping visi
Carmel1972
Carmel1972
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Not welcoming
Very disappointed to arrive here and to decide to leave just to the rudeness of the lady in reception.. while my hu
928robertm
928robertm
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Outstanding overview of Irish History
Concise review of Irish History to include the mass immigration of Irish to America, inhumane treatment by the UK,
GibneyGirl
GibneyGirl
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Christy Keating made this the trip of a lifetime!
When I signed up to confer with genealogist, Christy Keating, to see if I could locate my great-grandmother's farm
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX2,348 contributions
Our tour guide had tickets for the Center and suggested we do a walk through. Glad he did.
The story of immigration is told in words and visuals. The exhibits really show you how tough it was to immigrate to the US for the "common people" but really plush for the uper classes. The details of the indentured servant system was well explained.
The exhibits are well done and the models excellent. The Victorian train station is an excellent home for the Center. The volunteers do a great job of telling the story. There is also an area covering the Lusitania disaster--which brought the US into WWI. A number of the passengers killed are buried outside the city in mass graves.
There is a historian who helps guests (for a price) to identify their own genealogy as to possible Irish family links/trees.
This is a small museum that is easy to navigate. We liked it!
Written 7 June 2022
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Jack W
Many thanks for taking the time to review, much appreciated.
Written 15 June 2022
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Boyd J
Maleny, Australia1,475 contributions
The Heritage Centre is marvelous, yet sobering and thought provoking, telling the story of the millions of people who left Ireland through the port of Cobh from the 17th century onwards. Cobh is the last port of call of the Titanic on its fateful voyage in 1912 and in 1915 the ocean liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German submarine nearby. The survivors were brought to Cobh and most of the bodies of people recovered are buried in Cobh. On entry, each person is given a ticket with the name of an emigrant and thechallenge is to find their story somewhere in the museum. I was assigned Edward Colley a 37 year old engineer who had the misfortune to sail on the Titanic, and who unfortunately, was not one of the survivors.
Written 15 September 2022
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Jack W
Many thanks for the wonderful review, much appreciated. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed the exhibition.
Written 16 September 2022
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therealjenn
Austin, TX149 contributions
This place was so informative! I loved the displays and interactive aspects of this self-guided experience. Upon entering, we each received a passenger ticket with a real person's name from history and which ship they were booked on. As we explored the museum, learning about fearsome female pirates, indentured servants, fateful ship voyages and penal colonies in far-flung lands, we kept an eye out for our person's name and history. I'm happy to report that my lady survived the sinking of The Lusitania. Unluckily my husband's person wasn't so fortunate. The exhibits were well planned and immersive. The Queenstown Story really brought history alive in a fascinating and easily followed way.
Written 27 June 2022
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Jack W
Many thanks for taking the time to review our e4xhibition. Delighted that you enjoyed it.
Written 13 July 2022
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Shea
Portglenone, UK1 contribution
Couples
My girlfriend and I arrived at 15:50 to pay admission and to view the exhibit, a large sign states that the last admission was 16:00 we walked up to the ticket booth to a woman who was nothing but ignorant and said “Can you not read the sign lads” trying to incite that we are blind? We replied that we did read the sign and were greeted with “clearly not here’s a leaflet read that if you want and come back another time.” Down right nasty. We came back then 2 days later as we wanted to experience the exhibit and were not going to let one woman ruin our trip. The girlfriend was going to use the loo before we entered the exhibit and was greeted by a different woman who again was just as ignorant and told her she’s not allowed to use the toilet unless she was a paying customer and basically told her to get out as she didn’t care for what the girlfriend had to say. I think refusing a lady the right to use the bathroom is down right disgusting especially if she was ‘unwell’ and to be told in a round about way to “get out” is actually unreal. I then confronted this lady as she really had annoyed the girlfriend and explained to the lady that we are tourists and not from the area and also the treatment we received two days beforehand she simply replied “I was off that day so I don’t know, there’s a toilet up the road.” After the cheek of the second woman we thought we’d just leave the exhibit as we did not feel like being belittled anymore nor spoke to with pure hate for some unknown reason by people who don’t even know us. Avoid this place absolutely ruined our day on two occasions now.
Written 13 September 2021
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PrairiePaddler
Madison, WI307 contributions
This artifact-rich immersion experience transports you to the travails and challenges that shaped and altered the lives of the legions who embarked from Cobh on their journey to the New World. The museum easily handles large numbers of visitors and allows you to set your own pace and explore the storylines at your own pace. Although a separate nearby museum treats the Titanic story it is given ample attention here in several dedicated galleries.
Written 12 July 2022
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Jack W
Many thanks , glad you enjoyed our exhibition.
Written 13 July 2022
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groupleader45212
Helena, MT1,239 contributions
This is a wonderful experiential museum telling the story of Queenstown/Cobh.
It tells the story of immigrants, sailors, convicts and passengers on the Titanic and Lusitania using letters, diaries, clothing, replica furniture, and possessions. The museum is self guided with dioramas, short films, newspaper articles and photos. You can even trace your Irish roots.
It is very moving and something people of all ages should see
Written 20 March 2022
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Many thanks for your very kind review, much appreciated. Delighted th hear that you enjoyed our exhibition. Kind regards Jack
Written 30 March 2022
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Dan Hanlon
2 contributions
My daughter and I were first met by an enthusiastic gentleman (I don't remember his name) who greeted us warmly and ensured that we would have a wonderful experience.

This wonderful museum is where the artifacts of the Titanic and Lusitania disasters are available to the public. This is a very well-researched and presented museum and a must-see.

Upon entering, you are given the name of a real person who traveled on one of these ships. We found ourselves reading everything that was available. When we found our passengers on our respective ships, their stories are so well documented that we took pictures of the information with our phones so that we could remember the accounts of these remarkable people forever.
Written 23 December 2021
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Dan, Delighted to hear that you enjoyed the experience and history in our exhibition. Many thanks for the very kind 5 star review, much appreciated.
Written 11 March 2022
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sandra2012202014
Waterford, Ireland5 contributions
My 9 year old girl was refused entry to the toilets by a very rude toilet attendant in her sixtys. It was two minutes to closing time, however, she managed to leave in a gentleman who she said " did the tour"............ Sent an email the following day for attention of manager......No Reply🤬. Dreadful behaviour.
Written 27 July 2022
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Jack W
Sandra, My sincere apologies, this should not have happened, no excuses. Unfortunately I have been away on leave and have just returned this morning, hence no reply to your email. Please accept our apologies on behalf of all our staff .
Written 4 August 2022
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Chelsea A
Columbus, OH175 contributions
Was a little worried when the museum started off with some oddly dressed mannequins and a few information boards, but it quickly improved to teach a lot about emigration from Ireland through Cobh, prisoners being sent to Australia, being the last Port of call for the Titanic, and how involved Cobh was with the aftermath of the Lusitania sinking. Children will enjoy being given a passenger to follow along with and find throughout the museum; I thought this was a nice touch and it was good to see a variety of endings. Overall a good way to spend the morning in Cobh.
Written 29 April 2022
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Chelsea, Many thanks, delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition. Regards Jack
Written 2 June 2022
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Jay C
Cobh, Ireland26 contributions
Solo
*Local review

A good place to start your visit on Cobh, this is what I tell friends when they want to know more about the history of Cobh.

This is in my list of best museum to see in Cobh because it has every bits of Titanic, Lusitania, Cobh’s marine and military past, Irish migration, potato famine and more.

Beautifully located on the waterfront and housed on a brick building, the Heritage Centre is right there next to the train station and the cruise terminal. There is also a cafe inside.

I can’t recommend this enough because this is a treasure and a protector of Cobh’s history.
Written 26 August 2021
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Jack W
Many thanks for your recommendation and very kind review of our Exhibition.. Delighted to know that a local recommends us so highly.
Written 27 August 2021
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