Cobh Heritage Centre
|Ionad Oidhreachta an Chóibh|
|Location||Lower Road, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland|
|Type||Heritage centre, railway museum|
|Public transit access||Cobh railway station|
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.
- Birnbaum, Alexandra M. (1 January 1993). "Birnbaum's Ireland, 1994". HarperPerennial – via Google Books.
- 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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