Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story

Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story

Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Queenstown Story tells the story of Irish emigration- from the indentured servants and forced labour who left for the Colonies and the West Indies in the 17th century, the early emigrants to Canada and the U.S.the Great famine and the transportation of convicts to Australia . Learn about our maritime history,the hardship and the heartbreak. Find the stories and learn the connection between Cobh and the Titanic and the Lusitania. A facinating, educational and emotional journey through our past. "Walk in the footsteps" of our emigrant ancestors in this restored Victorian building.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Cindy Y
    49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool Opportunity to Work with a Genealogist to Learn More About Your History
    My dad and I met with the genealogist Christy while the rest of our family enjoyed the Queenstown Experience. It was so interesting to meet with Christy and we were able to uncover some more ancestral history in our hour with him. If you have information on your family and want to do some more digging, this is amazing! It’s so cool to be able to search and access other records and figure out a little more about your ancestors.
    Delighted that you enjoyed our exhibition. Many thanks.
    Written 19 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 June 2023
  • Wayne C
    70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cobh Heritage Centre Finding Your Roots!
    A rainy day in Cobh, Ireland turned into one of the best days as we visited the Cobh Heritage Centre. This amazing museum tells the stories of the people who emigrated by ship and stopped at this port before embarking to America or other places around the world. They have computers to trace your family and the ship lists are available. Visitors could trace their family from origin of their ship to their arrival. Most Irish people coming to American came through Queenstown which is now Cobh. Many from Germany, Netherlands, Great Britain, came through this port as well. The museum had you feeling like you were walking in their shoes. Definitely not to be missed.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 September 2023
  • timsimmk
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom61 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth spending a couple of hours
    I think the Cobh heritage centre is good. It is situated adjacent to the railway station and is actually housed in the old station building. Unfortunately I didn't really have enough time to fully engage with the museum as I think to make the most of it you need to spend a couple of hours. I think it's most meaningful for people from Ireland or from one of the many places Irish emigrants travelled to from Cobh, but others can still enjoy the museum exhibits. The tragic tales of the Titanic and Lusitania are covered, along with earlier history.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 November 2023
  • Alex
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enlightening private genealogy session
    Christy is a great genealogist! He researched our family history and uncovered a great deal of interesting information about our family roots in Ireland. He seemed to take a great deal of personal interest in our family history, really digging into the details and interpreting the facts in the context of his expert knowledge of Irish stories and history. He even went overtime to help us uncover more. We highly recommend him!!!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Shipahoyahoy
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom568 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vey interesting heritage museum and helpful staff.
    Very interesting museum giving the history of Cobh, the story of the last port visited by 'Titanic' and the involvement of Ireland in the slave trade. Titanic photographs very interesting. Very friendly welcome on arrival by the member of staff at the ticket desk. All staff helpful and friendly. I asked a question that couldn't be answered at the time so I was given the email address of the manager. He replied the following morning. Great service. Informative audio guide. I visited on a rainy Sunday in March so the museum was fairly quiet. Nice little café. A very enjoyable 2 hours. The Heritage Centre is very easy to get to from Cork's Kent Railway Station and is just 2 minutes from Cobh station. The regular train service takes about 25 minutes.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 March 2024
  • Sherpa00383522211
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Genealogy Appointment Very Educational!
    We were unable to book an appointment online, we went to the center to see if anyone canceled their appointment. We were able to book an appointment. It was one of the highlights of our vacation. Our 17 year old son said it was the best part of the trip to Ireland. We highly recommend not only the Genealogy Appointment but the museum too.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 March 2024
  • C_and_H_11
    Dublin, Ireland809 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ideal Location
    The Cobh Heritage Centre is ideally located right beside the place where the Titanic last docked. This was a very good & informative tour with lots of information & is very well laid out. There is a little cafe on the premises too.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 March 2024
  • Tim P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A highlight of our trip to Ireland!
    I scheduled a one-on-one session with one of the museum's research experts (Kristopher) to further explore my Irish lineage. Kristopher was absolutely amazing! He was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and a true expert on genealogy research. My one hour session with him revealed a wealth of information about my Irish ancestors that would've taken me weeks to months to uncover and my own research would've been less accurate. His sleuthing uncovered incorrect dates and key documents that helped us piece together several key pieces of information and helped me avoid going down countless erroneous rabbit holes. This one hour session turned out to be a highlight of our family trip to Ireland and well worth the small fee. I'd recommend this experience to anyone. Just make sure to come prepared with as much information as possible (names, dates, locations) to help him get the ball rolling.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 April 2024
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Gaynor L
64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a really good attraction. Mot only informative about the titanic but informative about the arra. Great displays. I came out knowing so much more than I did before.
You can even look up history of ancestors!
Written 4 April 2024
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Tim P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I scheduled a one-on-one session with one of the museum's research experts (Kristopher) to further explore my Irish lineage. Kristopher was absolutely amazing! He was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and a true expert on genealogy research. My one hour session with him revealed a wealth of information about my Irish ancestors that would've taken me weeks to months to uncover and my own research would've been less accurate. His sleuthing uncovered incorrect dates and key documents that helped us piece together several key pieces of information and helped me avoid going down countless erroneous rabbit holes. This one hour session turned out to be a highlight of our family trip to Ireland and well worth the small fee. I'd recommend this experience to anyone. Just make sure to come prepared with as much information as possible (names, dates, locations) to help him get the ball rolling.
Written 1 April 2024
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C_and_H_11
Dublin, Ireland809 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The Cobh Heritage Centre is ideally located right beside the place where the Titanic last docked. This was a very good & informative tour with lots of information & is very well laid out. There is a little cafe on the premises too.
Written 21 March 2024
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Sherpa00383522211
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We were unable to book an appointment online, we went to the center to see if anyone canceled their appointment. We were able to book an appointment. It was one of the highlights of our vacation. Our 17 year old son said it was the best part of the trip to Ireland. We highly recommend not only the Genealogy Appointment but the museum too.
Written 19 March 2024
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Shipahoyahoy
Portsmouth, UK568 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Very interesting museum giving the history of Cobh, the story of the last port visited by 'Titanic' and the involvement of Ireland in the slave trade. Titanic photographs very interesting. Very friendly welcome on arrival by the member of staff at the ticket desk. All staff helpful and friendly. I asked a question that couldn't be answered at the time so I was given the email address of the manager. He replied the following morning. Great service. Informative audio guide. I visited on a rainy Sunday in March so the museum was fairly quiet. Nice little café. A very enjoyable 2 hours. The Heritage Centre is very easy to get to from Cork's Kent Railway Station and is just 2 minutes from Cobh station. The regular train service takes about 25 minutes.
Written 12 March 2024
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Thabisile T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We had a good time, made lots of nice memories and took a lot of pictures. The staff there is friendly and helpful. Great views and learnt a lot about Ireland history
Written 5 March 2024
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Alex
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Christy is a great genealogist! He researched our family history and uncovered a great deal of interesting information about our family roots in Ireland. He seemed to take a great deal of personal interest in our family history, really digging into the details and interpreting the facts in the context of his expert knowledge of Irish stories and history. He even went overtime to help us uncover more. We highly recommend him!!!
Written 30 December 2023
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timsimmk
Milton Keynes, UK61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I think the Cobh heritage centre is good. It is situated adjacent to the railway station and is actually housed in the old station building. Unfortunately I didn't really have enough time to fully engage with the museum as I think to make the most of it you need to spend a couple of hours. I think it's most meaningful for people from Ireland or from one of the many places Irish emigrants travelled to from Cobh, but others can still enjoy the museum exhibits. The tragic tales of the Titanic and Lusitania are covered, along with earlier history.
Written 9 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rory C
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Probably not the best interpretation centre I’ve been in but the cafe is appalling the Keogh’s crisps were the best part of the order. The sandwich was ver poor, soggy all tomatoes little to no mozzarella and a leaf or two of rocket. Very poor fare indeed. The coffee which I take black was warm at best.

Should I have complained? Probably…. But I shouldn’t have to.
Written 24 October 2023
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Larry M
Wrea Green, UK697 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
I was puzzled. I had known for years about Queenstown and that It no longer existed . Like many others I had had family pass through . Noone has explained to me that it was actually COBH. A tremendous underselling of the place as I might just have passed by. I enjoyed much more than Titanic museum in Belfast as I felt really authentic and not just after the Titanic noise which is actually a pretty small part of the Migration saga
Written 5 October 2023
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