Skip-the-Line: The Queenstown Story Tour At Cobh Heritage Centre

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Cultural Tour of Cobh ; 1/8/2018 - 12/30/2019Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM 12/31/2019 - 12/30/2020Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM Cobh, The Queenstown Story 1/8/2018 - 12/30/2019Monday - S.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Cobh Heritage Centre-The Queenstown Story., The Queenstown Story @ Cobh Heritage Centre Deepwater Quay Tel 021 4813591 Deepwater Quay, Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, P24 CY67, Ireland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


With such a rich History, Heritage and a story to tell, a trip to The Queenstown Story @ Cobh Heritage Centre is a must. This beautiful, informative cultural centre is inventively situated within Cobh's restored Victorian Railway station, a building holding its own historic story.
Given that so many from Ireland' past travelled through Cobh(Queenstown), one of the world's finest natural harbours, visitors can learn historic and emotive recounts of The Queenstown Story, where over three million Irish people emigrated from this port town in search of a new life.
Everything from the sinking of the Titanic and The Lusitania, to the transportation of the forgotten Irish who endured forced labour in Cromwellian times as well as the stories of emigration to North America is inventively displayed in a variety of modern, tasteful and artistic ways.
Relax, enjoy a coffee and "Walk in the Footsteps of our Emigrant Ancestors"


  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Excellent value for money
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Know More about this tour

The Queenstown Story is a very emotive, interesting and educational experience. It tells the story of Cobh's history and legacy dealing with events in Irish and world history that have a close connection with Cobh. The main theme is the story of Irish Emigration, how and why it happened and how it still stirs emotion with descendants of those people. The story of how Irish men, women and children were sent as convicts to Australia and the conditions they had to endure.

Cobh has one of the finest nartural harbors in the world and therefore the exhibition has a maritime theme also and it recalls the close association between Cobh and the two great liner disasters the Titanic and the Lusitania. It is a self guided tour that has multi media and audio visual displays and is suitable for all ages. The tour lasts approx 45 minutes but one could quite easily spend a few hours soaking up all the history.

The Cobh Cultural Tour

This tour includes the Queenstown Story exhibition above in addition to the famous Titanic Trail Walking Tour. The walking tour commences at 11am or 2pm each day and gives amazing insights into the real stories and historical environs of Cobh, tracing its buildings and monuments connecting the visitor to the underlying narrative of locations associated with Titanic. Entry to the Queenstown Story can be before or after the walking tour.



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Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Traveler Reviews

  • 19-Oct-2017

    The Museum/Heritage Center was really well done and SO convenient to the ship! Aideen who conducted our walking tour did a wonderful job and I really enjoyed the entire experience! Would definitely do it again!

  • 15-May-2017

    There was no line when we were there, so don't know if it was helpful to buy tickets ahead of time, but looked to me like everyone was routed through the same area, whether you needed to buy tickets, or already had them. It is a very interesting exhibit, self guided tour through the posters. We were disappointed that the genealogy lady was not at her desk, and prior to our visit I did not find a way to set up an appointment with her ahead of time.

  • 22-Nov-2016

    Interesting museum, very comprehensive. I loved that it encompassed more of Ireland's immigration history than just the Titanic. The exhibits were well done.

  • 17-Nov-2016

    Overwhelming and Inspiring to visit this place that reflect my great-grandmother who got off the train and embarked on the ship for America in early 1890's. I am very pleased to visit this site to get to know better about my Irish heritage and ancestors.

  • 31-Aug-2016

    Perfect if arriving on cruise ship-literally less than 200 yards. Good timeline of history of Irish emigration.

  • 29-Aug-2016

    Very interesting and informative.

  • 27-Jul-2016

    Very personal for me as my grandfather left from here to America. The geneological service was great!