WELCOME TO THE COBH HERITAGE CENTRE.
The “Queenstown Story” is the story Irish Emigration from the harbour of Cork to various parts of the world from the 17th century to the 20th century. This beautiful, informative cultural centre is inventively situated in Cobh's restored victorian railway station, a building with its own historical story.
The exhibition will engage the visitor in a journey through Irish emigration. From the stories of indentured servants and forced labour in the American colonies and the West Indies to convict transportation to Australia.
The period after the Great Famine saw mass emigration to both Canada and the United States and the connection between Cobh /Queenstown and both the Titanic and The Lusitania are also recalled. This moving and educational exhibition will leave the visitor with an emotional and unforgettable experience and a greater insight into what it was like during this very sad period in our history.
The exhibition is self-guided and will take approximately one hour to complete, although you can stay as long as you wish. The centre also has two gift shops and a café serving teas, coffees and snacks.
"WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OUR EMIGRANT ANCESTORS"