Housed inside the old White Star Line Ticket Office, the Titanic Experience Cobh tells the tales of the 123 Titanic passengers who embarked on their voyage from here in Cobh—the final passengers to step aboard the luxurious liner. Exhibits recount life on board the ship and the events of the disastrous sinking using audio-visual effects.
Visitors can prepurchase tickets for the Titanic Cobh Experience. Once inside, you’ll receive a boarding card bearing the details of one of the passengers who passed through this very office back in 1912. Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour that covers the final steps of those who boarded tenders from this departure point. After, explore the exhibition area independently and finish up in the story room, where you will learn the fate of all the passengers, including the one on your boarding card.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Titanic Experience Cobh is a must for history enthusiasts and Titanic buffs.
- Prebook tickets in advance to avoid waiting in line upon arrival.
- The Titanic Experience Cobh is wheelchair accessible; wheelchair access is through the side entrance.
How to Get There
The Titanic Experience Cobh is situated on Casement Square along the Cobh Waterfront, just a few minutes’ walk from the cruise port. From Cork city, take the train from Cork Kent station to Cobh station, which is just a 5-minute walk away. Alternatively, ride the Cobh Connect bus, which runs from St. Patrick’s Quay in Cork city to Park Lane, again just a 5-minute walk away.
When to Get There
The Titanic Experience Cobh is busiest during the summer, when more vacationers and cruise ships arrive in town. To avoid waiting in line, book a ticket in advance. Alternatively, come first thing in the morning before the crowds arrive.
Cobh’s Maritime History
As well as being the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic, Cobh town—formerly Queenstown—is also known for its connections to RMS Lusitania, an ocean liner torpedoed by a German U-boat in 1915, and for being the final point of departure for millions of Irish emigrants, leaving Ireland in search of new lives. Find out more about these, and Cobh’s maritime history, at the Queenstown Story exhibit in the Cobh Heritage Centre, and at Cobh Museum.