Cobh Heritage Centre
The Cobh Heritage Centre, home to "The Queenstown Story" is located just a three minute walk from the doorstep of the Commodore Hotel. Situated next to the Cobh Train Station and on the tip of Ireland's Ancient East you can immerse yourself in 5000 years of history.
The exhibition relays the story of Irish emigration from the spot where almost 3 million Irish departed between 1800 and 1970. It also tells the story of the Great Famine, transportation to Australia and the close connection that Cobh has with both the Titanic and Lusitania. It is a moving and most informative exhibition that will leave the you with an emotional and unforgettable experience.
The most recent upgrade of the exhibition (Jan 16) informs you about the fortification of the Harbour and the towns rich Maritime History dating back to the 17th Century. The exhibition communicates the story of indentured servants (forced labour) who left Ireland for Virginia as well as the West Indies.
To mark the Lusitania Commemorations in 2015 a section of the exhibition, which shows what life was like on board in peacetime as well as recalling many individual stories after the sinking, was opened and upgraded.
Coach parking is available outside the centre and a free car park is located close by.
Would you like to walk in the footsteps of Irelands Emigrants? To book tickets click here