Frequently asked questions

The Centre is open seven days from 9.30 a.m. and last entry to the exhibition is at 5 p.m. in Summer season and 4 p.m. in winter season. (see seasonal dates below) Sundays in Winter season open at 11 a.m.

Our Summer season is from April 15th to October 14th and our Winter season is from October 15th to April 14th.

The Centre is closed for Christmas from December 24th to December 27 inclusive. We also close from December 31 to January 8th inclusive.

The Exhibition is in English; however, we offer complimentary use of audio guides in the following languages: French; German; Dutch; Spanish; Italian; Polish; &Mandarin.  We also have an App, “Great Visitor Experiences” which can be downloaded, and visitors can view the content of the exhibition in their own language.

We can accommodate groups of up to 50. Larger groups can also be catered for with staggered arrival times. We offer a group rate for groups of 10 persons or more.

Advance booking for groups is desirable, however, we welcome groups and will always do our utmost to accommodate them without a booking. We do not operate time slots so come when it suits you. Just give us a quick call and let us know you are coming!

The Exhibition is self-guided, and visitors may spend as much time as they wish. We offer audio guides to non-English speaking visitors. An introductory talk for groups can be arranged on request. There is also a downloadable app with all our story content for foreign visitors.

The Centre is fully wheelchair accessible and there are several areas within the exhibition for visitors to sit and relax.

There are several bus /coach spaces directly outside the Centre. Pay parking for cars available nearby (2 minutes) and a free car park available, 5 minutes walking distance.

There is a 80 seater café onsite serving tea, coffee and freshly prepared homemade dishes. There are also two gift shops in the Centre all operated by the Kilkenny Group.

There are ladies, gents and disabled facilities available for our visitors.

The Centre has a resident Genealogist who is available by appointment only. Please make your appointment in advance to avoid disappointment. The charge is €90 for a one-hour session. It is also possible to contact him online where he can conduct research for you.

As well as individual rates for adults, seniors, children etc we also offer rates for FIT, Groups and Tour Series. Group rates apply for groups of 10 persons or more.

Bookings can on this website, by phone (+353 21 4813591) email  info@cobhheritage.com  or in person at the Centre.

Payment can be made by cash, credit card or by company voucher . If payment is by voucher it should be presented at the admissions desk on arrival and we will invoice afterwards. Payment to be made within 30 days.

The Cobh Heritage Centre is directly beside the Cobh Railway station and the Cruise berth at the harbour of Cobh.

 Our address is -Deepwater Quay, Cobh.

 Co-Ordinates 51 50 55.68 N   8 17 57.72W

Post Code P24 CY67

Get directions here

Phone: +353 21 4813591

Email:  info@cobhheritage.com

Contacts:    Jack / Gillian /Eilish

Cobh has many great attractions to visit. Cobh Cathedral is a must visit and it is free. Visitors should also consider a trip to Spike Island. Jameson Distillery is also a short drive away. For more information – Go to www.visitcobh.ie or www.purecork.ie

Cobh has many accommodation options – The Commodore Hotel, The WatersEdge Hotel and The Bellavista Hotel are only minutes away from the Heritage Centre. Fota Island Resort, a 5-star property is only a 10 minutes’ drive. Cork City, which is only twenty minutes away has a great selection of hotels.

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