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Cobh Heritage Centre - 'The Queenstown Story'
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Discover the Queenstown Story at Cobh Heritage Centre - the story of emigration, Convict Ships & Coffin Ships.

The Queenstown Story is a self-guided tour relaying the tales of Emigration to North America, transportation of Convicts to Australia, the story of the Irish indentured servants in the West Indies and, of course, the Titanic and the Lusitania disasters.

This is a moving, educational, interesting and evocative exhibition - which enables you to ‘walk in the footsteps of our ancestors’ who left these shores and whose last sight of Ireland was the town of Cobh.

The exhibition is full of stories and history and gives visitors the opportunity to explore our rich historic past and engage with the stories told.

Highlights include:
  • Hear of our Maritime history
  • Discover tales of emigration and transportation
  • Learn Cobh’s connection to the ill-fated Titanic & Lusitania ships
  • Hear about the Irish indentured servants in the West Indies
  • Trace your heritage through the genealogical research facilities


Visitor Information

Open Year Round

Open from Wednesday July 8th!

Open from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive - 10 am to 4.30 pm


May to October
Open 7 days 09:00 - 18:00

November to April
Monday - Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday & Bank Holidays 11:00 - 17:00

Contact Details

Cobh Heritage Centre
Deepwater Quay, Cobh, Co. Cork

T: +353 (0) 21 481 3591
W: www.cobhheritage.com

Closed: December 24 to 27 and December 30 to January 11

Last admission:  1 hour before closing

Approx. visit duration: 60 minutes


Admission Prices 2020

Adult: €11.00
Senior (aged 65+): €9
Student (with valid ID): €9
Child (aged 6-15): €6.00
Child (under 6): Free
Family (2 adults & 4 children): €28.00

Pre-booking advisable but not essential


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Other Useful Information

Free audio sets available in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Chinese (Mandarin) and Hebrew.

Café serving hot drinks, snacks, soups, sandwiches, mains and desserts. 

Gift shop selling souvenirs and gift items from clothing and glassware to jewellery. 

Paid car parking available off-site. Free coach parking nearby.

ACCESSIBILITY for Wheelchair Users and Visitors with Reduced Mobility 
The Cobh Heritage Centre is fully accessible for visitors with impaired mobility. There are accessible toilets. The centre has one wheelchair for complimentary use by visitors - and it is always advisable to pre-book to avoid disappointment. 

Free Wi-Fi available.


Map Location

Cobh Heritage Centre is located in the old Victorian railway station of Cobh. It is just 20 minutes from Cork City by car or by rail and 35 minutes from Cork Airport. 

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