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Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story

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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...more
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All reviews heritage centre irish emigration old railway train station potato famine convict ships queenstown story port of call well worth a visit gift shop great famine self guided tour interesting place titanic exhibition left ireland last stop rainy day
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are trains every hour, on the hour, from cork railway station, taking just 24mins to get to Cobh. (€10.15 for a day return) The heritage centre is just round the back of the station. Lovely place, that is trying to keep its traditional buildings...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the story of the Titanic is great the restaurants and shops lovely food if you are lucky you will see the ladies and gentlemen dressed in period costumes

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Teresa S
Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Teresa, Many thanks for the very kind 5 star review, very much appreciated. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our exhibition, Kind regards Jack Walsh

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum with our 3 kids ages 14, 12 and 9. I thought it was a great museum to learn about the history of Cobh. Our ancestors left from Queenstown so we were very interested to learn more about their journey. The kids...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jennifer, Delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit to Cobh Heritage Centre. Many thanks for the very kind 5 star review , much appreciated. Kind regards Jack Walsh

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the last place the Titanic sailed from ,this centre has displays of artefacts and general history of the ship and som3 of the people on her. Very interesting with easy access from local Railway Station

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Euan R
Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Euan, Many thanks for taking the time to review and for your very kind 4 star review. Glad you found it interesting and enjoyable, Regards Jack Walsh.

Reviewed 19 January 2019

Lots of good historical Irish information on the Titanic and the Lusitania here and other parts of Ireland and the famine. Great if you know nothing of what the Irish went through in there darkest times and how they got through it. NIce cafes on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chief1797
Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Happy New Year and many thanks for your very kind 5 star review. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed our exhibition. Kind regards Jack Walsh

Reviewed 2 January 2019

I took a train/bus tour and this was one of the stops. I wish we had more time here as we ended up rushing through. This place tells the story of the last stop of the Titanic before it sank and also the sinking of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2018

Very welcoming Heritage Centre in a great setting, the building itself is very interesting. We enjoyed being able to use the computer to do on the spot research. Information, with great social history photos of the Famine, Emigration and the Titanic. A couple of expensive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Marlynn, Many thanks for taking the time to review our Centre, and the very kind 4 star rating. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed our exhibition, Kind Regards Jack Walsh

Reviewed 3 December 2018

We were lucky to have a visit to the Cobh Heritage Center while visiting Cobh. The museum is very informative on the history of Ireland and the personal history of Irish people emigrating. It also told the story of Titanic and other large ocean going...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Many thanks for your very kind 5 star review, it is always great to know that our visitors have enjoyed our exhibition. Thank you for taking the time to review and best wishes, Regards Jack Walsh

Reviewed 24 November 2018

Not to be missed if you re spending any time in Cobh. We spent a few hours here and felt moved and educated by the Queenstown Story. Well presented and entertaining delivery.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

Delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition and found it moving and educational. Thank you for taking the time to review and for the very kind 5 star rating, Kind regards Jack Walsh

Reviewed 15 November 2018

This is really a small museum about the immigrants from Ireland to some parts of the world during the potato famine. It was interesting to learn more about that era. At the beginning of the tour, we were given an introduction and presentation. And each...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jack W, General Manager at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to review and for the very kind 4 star review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our exhibition, 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
3 March 2017|
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Response from johnmxxiii | 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
11 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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