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Cobh Heritage Centre


The Queenstown Story

An Unmissable Experience!  

The Queenstown Story is an informative and sometimes emotive story of Irish Emigration; From Virginia to Barbados, from Canada to Australia.

Walk in the footsteps of our emigrant ancestors and read about their interesting stories.

The exhibition also relays the close connections between Cobh and The Titanic and the Lusitania.

The exhibition is housed in the old Victorian railway station alongside the harbour.

There is an 80 seater cafe and shops also on the site.  The ideal stop for tours, groups or individuals.

Situated beside the Railway station in Cobh and minutes from Cobh town centre.  Only 20 minutes by road or rail from Cork City.

Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre and you can:

  • Explore the conditions on board the early emigrant vessels, including the dreaded “coffin ships”
  • Experience life on board a convict ship leaving Cove for Australia in 1801
  • Discover Queenstown’s special connections with the ill-fated Titanic which sank on her maiden voyage – Cobh was her last port of call
  • Witness the tragic story of the Lusitania, which sank off Cork Harbour
  • Learn about Annie Moore and her 2 brothers who left Cobh for a new life in America – Annie was the 1st immigrant ever to be processed in Ellis Island
  • Find out about your Irish ancestry with our Genealogy Recordfinder Service

Opening hours

  • Open 7 days a week, all year round
  • 9.30am to 6pm during Summer months
  • 9.30am to 5pm during Winter months
  • Open Sundays and Bank Holidays from 11am
  • Last entry to exhibition one hour before closing

Cobh Heritage Centre Admission Price

  • Adult €11.00
  • Concession €9.00
  • Family €28

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