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Cobh Heritage Centre

Lower Road, Cobh P24 CY67, Ireland
+353 21 481 3591
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lower Road, Cobh P24 CY67, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting museum and plenty of artefacts to give it a good level of authenticity. Good variance in historical issues covered. Thanks!

Thank rbrogan91
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded today

Many thanks for your very kind comments, delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition, Regards Jack Walsh

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great place, one of the main places of emigration during the famine and was also the last port of call for the Titanic

Thank ConnieErrity
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded today

Many thanks for taking the time to review and also for the very kind 5 stars.!! Much appreciated. Regards Jack Walsh

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Everything here is great. The centre tells the full story of emigration from Ireland and is presented in an easy to understand manner. Your experience begins with the friendly ticket office staff issuing you with a souvenir ticket containing the name of an emigrate which...More

Thank A817Cruiser
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your very kind 5 star review and for taking the time to review our exhibition. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed it. Kind regards Jack Walsh

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an eye-opening experience, set in the old station buildings. Well worth a visit. Take the train from Cork if you're staying there.

Thank dewmaw
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your very kind comments and of course for the 5 star rating. Refards Jack Walsh.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I wholeheartedly agree with the many positive reviews of the centre. Spend as little or as much time as you like, you will come away informed. As an amateur geneaologist, I hope to return and explore some of my roots!

Thank Valerie R
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Valerie, Many thanks for your very kind 5 star review and very kind comments, Delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition, Regards Jack Walsh

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cobb has an interesting and comprehensive story to tell. It is a world changing story, at least the component that filled the US with Irish immigrants that helped buoy the country. The story starts here for the nearly 40 million Americans that claim Irish descent....More

Thank BillLeighty
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your very kind comments and 5 star review, much appreciated. Delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition - The Queenstown Story. Kind regards Jack Walsh

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so surprised to enter this small place and find inside a fairly large and very worthwhile museum. You can easily lose track of time in there as you wonder from one room to the next as you learn about both Irish and local...More

Thank Steve A
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Steve, Thank you for those lovely comments and of course the 5 star review. Delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition, Regards Jack Walsh

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An unexpected stop-off in Cobh due to the weather. The Heritage Centre is right next to the docking area, and is certainly worth a visit. Well laid out, with lots of photo's and information on the immigration of the Irish to America and elsewhere. Also...More

Thank DeryckWheeler
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give a review. Glad you enjoyed our exhibition, Regards Jack Walsh

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This little museum is well worth a visit. It is well organised and very informative with many types of displays. It helped along the way for us to piece together some Irish history in which we are severely lacking. Although having no Irish connections as...More

Thank Malcolm W
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Malcolm, Many thanks for taking the time to send in a review and of course for the very kind 5 star rating. Delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition - The Queenstown Story. Kind regards Jack Walsh

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice museum to visit in the pretty town of Cobh. This was the last stop on my ancestor’s way to the United States in 1856. I felt like it was a step back in time ; the museum is small but well...More

Thank Irishgram52
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your very kind 5 star review and for your lovely remarks, Regards Jack walsh

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Deb R
4 July 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
2 March 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
10 July 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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