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.
Open Daily Year Round
April to October 31st
Monday to Saturday 09:30 – 18:00
Sunday & Bank Holidays 11:00 – 18:00
November to March 31st
Monday to Saturday: 09:30 – 17:00
Sunday & Bank Holidays: 11:00 – 17:00
Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Visit duration: approx. 60 minutes
Closed: December 24-27, December 31-January 08
Admission Prices 2020:
Senior (aged 65+): €9.00
Student (with valid ID): €9.00
Child (aged 6-14): €6.00
Child (under 5): Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children): €28.00
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.
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.
Deepwater Quay, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
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