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Cobh Heritage Centre

Cobh Heritage Centre

Deepwater Quay, Cobh, Co.Cork

Contact: Jack Walsh (General Manager),
Gillian Murtagh (Reservations)
+353 (21) 48 13591

  • Coach Parking Nearby (max.5 min)
  • Coach Drop Off Area
  • Coach Pick Up Area
  • Car Parking
  • Self Guided Interpretation
  • Shop
  • English
  • Multi-Lingual Audio Sets

Cobh Heritage Centre - The Queenstown Story, with such a rich history, heritage and stories to tell is a must see when visiting Cobh.

This beautiful, informative cultural centre is inventively situated within Cobh's restored Victorian railway station, a building with its own historic story.

Given that so many from our Nation's past travelled through Cobh (or Queenstown as it was known from 1849 to 1922), our exhibition deals with the story of Emigration from this port town, where over three million Irish people emigrated in search of a new life. The exhibition relays everything from the connection between Titanic and Lusitania to the transportation of convicts and forced labour to the West Indies and to Australia. The stories of emigrants to North America and the hardship of the Great Famine are also recalled.

Visitors will learn about Anne Bonny, Annie Moore and see the bottle and note thrown from Titanic by Jeremiah Burke, amongst other emotive tales. The stories are inventively displayed in a variety of modern, tasteful and artistic ways as visitors "walk in the footsteps of our Emigrant ancestors."

This is the ideal stop for coach tours as well as individual visitors, with coach parking available outside, as well as a cafe and gift shops onsite.

The Centre is only a few minutes walk from Cobh town centre and just twenty minutes from Cork city by car or by rail.