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Cobh Heritage Centre

Cobh Heritage Centre

Southwest Ireland | County Cork

Cobh Heritage Centre is located in restored Victorian Railway Station and presents rich and very interesting history of small fishing village which became important and internationally recognized port. Thanks to perfect natural dispositions, harbour became significant refuelling and assembly point for naval and commercial ships, in the times of Napoleonic Wars. The village was renamed for Queenstown on the occasion of the visit of Queen Victoria in 1849, and after this event it started to change to a busy town. It was departure port for many prisoners who were sent to Australia as well as for immigrants travelled to North America in the times of Great Famine and later. Between 1848 and 1950 about 2.5 million people sailed from Cobh harbour, making it single most important port of emigration. It was also the last stop of the Titanic, on its maiden and simultaneously final journey. Excellently prepared exhibition named ''The Queenstown Story" shows the history of transatlantic voyages, starting from the tall ships (often called "coffin ships"), by early steamers to the great ocean liners. Expositions also reveal the dreadful conditions of the early vessels carrying migrants or convicts as well as luxury of the great ocean liners of 20th century. A large part of the exhibition is dedicated to the Titanic, beginning from the process of production to the tragic moment of sinking and the rescue operation. There is also display about Lusitania, British ocean liner, which was sunk just off the Cobh Harbour by German submarine during I World War.

    • 30th Mar - 30thOct:
      • Mon - Sat: 9:30 - 18
      • Sun & Bank Holiday: 11-18
      • Last admission 5pm
    • 31st Oct - 29th Mar:
      • Mon - Sat: 9:30 - 17
      • Sun & Bank Holiday: 11- 17
      • Last admission 4pm
    • Adult: €9.50
    • Senior/Student: €7.50
    • Children: €5.00
    • Family: €25
    • +353 (21)481 3591
  • CAR PARK :
    • Town car park

Photos from Cobh Heritage Centre