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

Cobh Heritage Centre features an exhibition of the origins, history & legacy of Cobh. The Queenstown Story retraces the steps of the 2.5 million Irish people who emigrated from Ireland via Cobh on coffin ships, early steamers and great ocean liners.

Discover Cobh’s connection with the ill-fated Titanic – Cobh was her last port of call. A total of 123 passengers embarked at Cobh, then known as Queenstown. The exhibition relates stories and artefacts from those on board.

The centre has a genealogical service for those interested in tracing their Irish Heritage.

  • 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

Opening Times:

Open year-round, see website for up-to-date opening hours


Admission Rates Apply

Admission to the centre is free of charge. Café/Restaurant and Gift Shop on-site.

There is a charge to visit the exhibition.

Useful Information

Check out the range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

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

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Café serving hot drinks, snacks, soups, sandwiches, mains and desserts.

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

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

ACCESSIBILITY: 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.

WI-FI: Free Wi-Fi available.

Getting There

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.

Map Location: 51.848780, -8.298893
Contact Cobh Heritage Centre – The Queenstown Story

Deepwater Quay, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland

Eircode: P24 CY67
T: +353 (0)21 481 3591
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