Cobh Heritage Centre

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Cobh Railway Station, Cobh, Ireland
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Cobh Heritage Centre - Titanic and Lusitania exhibitions, Cobh Heritage Centre
Cobh Heritage Centre - Museum Café, Cobh Heritage Centre
Cobh Heritage Centre - Model of the SS Servia, Cobh Heritage Centre
Cobh Heritage Centre - Prison ships / emigration exhibition, Cobh Heritage Centre
Cobh Heritage Centre - 'The Queenstown Story' Exhibition in the railway station building, Cobh Heritage Centre

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The Queenstown Story Mar 16, 2013
Cobh, named Queenstown between , has been long associated with the age of ocean steamliners and the Irish emigration of the late 19th and early 20th century. It was in this time that the city was named Queenstown after becoming the first Irish town to be visited by Queen Victoria. Therefore, Cobh's history comes back to life in an exhibition called „Queenstown Story“. In contrast to the Titanic Walk and the Titanic experience, the emphasis is not laid on the ship catastrophies of the early 20th century but on Irish emigration and the social circumstances leading to it. While the age of big passenger steamliners is shown here as well, the focus does not lie on the accident but on showing the luxury of the early 20th century ships in comparison to the poorness from which parts of the Irish society fled.

The exhibition nowadays occupies the largest part of the Victorian train station. You can spend easily 1 ½ hours in the exhibition, add or take some time depending on your interest in this topic. If you want to serach through their Genealogy databases, you should plan in some more time of course. Entry fee for an adult was 7,50 EUR (2013) which is a little less than Irish average for an attraction of this quality. It has much more to offer and has a more scientific approach than the „Titanic Experience“ (which nevertheless has its own qualities). Highly recommended!
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Toonsarah says:
Sounds interesting!
Posted on: Feb 09, 2017
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