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Cobh Heritage Centre

Cobh Heritage Centre

Deepwater Quay, Cobh, Co.Cork

Contact: Jack Walsh (General Manager),
Gillian Murtagh (Reservations)
[email protected]
[email protected]
+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
The Queenstown Story @ Cobh Heritage Centre is an informative and emotive exhibition telling the story of Irish Emigration from the port of Cobh. The visitors will follow the story from the 1600's when transportation of people to the British colonies was commonplace. In the 1600's it was Virginia and the New England states as well as the West Indies, in the late 1700's and 1800's the destination was Australia. In the 1800's mass emigration to Canada and the United States took place , especially during and after the Great Famine. The exhibition also tells the visitor of the connections between this port town and both Titanic and the Lusitania. "Walk in the footsteps of our Emigrant ancestors"
This is a self guided exhibition where visitors can dwell as long as they wish and take in all the great stories that are told. Audios are available in many different languages.

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.