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  • Address: Cobh Heritage Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland, Ireland
  • Admission: 9.50 euros

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Cobh Heritage Centre Tours

The Cobh Heritage Centre tells the stories of Irish heritage and emigration to the United States. Between 1848 and 1950 more than 6 million people emigrated from Ireland, and more than 2.5 million of them left from Cobh, making Cobh the most important port of emigration in the country. At the museum, visitors can view the Queenstown Story, which is an exhibition that tells about the origins, history, and legacy of Cobh. You can retrace the steps of the people who left from Cobh in coffin ships, early steamers, and eventually great ocean liners. Exhibits allow visitors to see the conditions on board the early emigrant ships and to experience what life was like on board convict ships leaving for Australia in 1801. 

Other exhibitions teach about Cobh's connections with the Titanic, since Cobh was its last port of call before the ship sank, and the sinking of the Lusitania off Cork Harbor. There is also a display about Annie Moore, the first immigrant ever processed at Ellis Island, and her two brothers who left Cobh in search of a better life in America. You can also search for your Irish ancestry throough the center's genealogy record finder service.

Practical Info

The Cobh Heritage Centre is located on Lower Road next to the Cobh train station. It is about 15 miles from Cork and can be reached by train. Opening hours are 9:30am to 6pm daily from April to October and 9:30am to 5pm daily from November to March. Admission is 9.50 euros. 

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Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Trip from Dublin, Dublin, null
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Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Trip from Dublin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 331 Reviews

No visit to Ireland is complete without a visit to Blarney Castle! On this full-day trip from Dublin you'll kiss the famous Blarney Stone, walk through the ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.87
Cork and Blarney Castle Visit from Cobh by Train, Cobh, Rail Tours
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Cork and Blarney Castle Visit from Cobh by Train

Depart Cobh Railway Station for a scenic train ride to Cork to visit the Blarney Castle and Gardens on this 6.5-hour tour. Kiss the Blarney Stone if you want, ...  Read more

Location: Cobh, Ireland
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $74.30
Skip-the-Line: The Queenstown Story Tour at Cobh Heritage Centre, Cobh, Ports of Call Tours
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Skip-the-Line: The Queenstown Story Tour at Cobh Heritage Centre

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With such a rich History, Heritage and a story to tell, a trip to The Queenstown Story @ Cobh Heritage Centre is a must. This beautiful, informative cultural ...  Read more

Location: Cork, Ireland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $12.59

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