Cobh Heritage Centre

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Cobh Heritage Centre
Ionad Oidhreachta an Chóibh
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Cobh Heritage Centre is located in Ireland
Cobh Heritage Centre
Location within Ireland
Established 1993[1]
Location Lower Road, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland
Coordinates 51°50′56″N 8°17′58″W / 51.8488°N 8.299367°W / 51.8488; -8.299367Coordinates: 51°50′56″N 8°17′58″W / 51.8488°N 8.299367°W / 51.8488; -8.299367
Type Heritage centre, railway museum
Public transit access Cobh railway station
Website cobhheritage.com
Cobh Heritage Centre, reconstruction of the interior of an old ship

The Cobh Heritage Centre is a museum located in Cobh, County Cork, Ireland. It is attached to Cobh railway station.[2]

The "Queenstown Experience", located at the centre, has mostly permanent exhibitions of Irish history. It provides information on life in Ireland through the 18th and 19th centuries, the mass emigration, the Great Famine, and on how criminals were transported to Australia for petty crimes. It also has an exhibition on the history of the RMS Titanic, whose last port of call before it sank was Cobh (then Queenstown).

The centre is popular with tourists, in particular with visitors from cruise ships, which often dock in Cobh. Two onsite Irish gift shops and a café complete the centre's lineup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birnbaum, Alexandra M. (1 January 1993). "Birnbaum's Ireland, 1994". HarperPerennial – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ Monogan, David (24 March 2013). "From Coffin Ships To Triumph Abroad, Museums Tell Of Ireland's Haunting Diaspora". Forbes. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 

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