Thursday, November 04, 2021

Visiting The Titanic Experience Cobh With Kids

On Halloween I was looking for something to do with the kids and decided to take them to somewhere I've been meaning to go for ages now - The Titanic Experience in Cobh.

I had heard so many great things about this experience and decided that it was time to take the boys. It was a crying shame we hadn't been sooner, being from the area and all! A ticket for the three of us cost €22 and I was glad to see a 1 adult and 2 kids option. There are many different ticket options available on The Titanic Experience Cobh website.

I was nervous about how the boys would be throughout the tour - they're 8 and 5, but honestly, they were really interested in it and really enjoyed it. 

We were in The Titanic Experience in Cobh for just under an hour.

The first part of the tour has tour guides giving information on the Titanic - facts you'd have never heard of before.

What I really liked was how much local knowledge and information there was on the tour connecting Cobh (Queenstown) and the people who departed from here onto the Titanic.

Seeing the final picture of all 144 passengers who left Queenstown to board the Titanic was quite emotional, as of course, not all of them returned after the disaster.

Before you begin the tour each person is given a boarding card which corresponds to a passenger who boarded the Titanic from Queenstown.

My passenger was Mary Canavan, Tyler's was Bernard McCoy and Beau's was Eugene Daly. I won't give too much away about these passengers, in case anyone else gets them on their visit, but it was lovely to learn their backgrounds, stories and if they survived the disaster.

At the end of the experience you can use the touch screens to find out about your passenger.

The tour allows you to go out onto the balcony where the first and second class passengers waited to catch their boats to board Titanic - it was docked out at Roches Point.

The balcony lets you see the pier which they left from, locally known as 'Heartbreak Pier'. How sad that these people left this pier full of hope for a new life and new adventures and were met with such trauma, disaster and even death.

The tour also lets you see what a third class cabin and day room would have looked like and a small first class cabin, as well as what they cost back then and what they would cost to travel in now.

The boys and I enjoyed doing the quizzes on the touch screens at the end of the tour, seeing the Titanic replica and learning even more facts about the ship.

There's also some items from the passengers and the RMS Carpathia, which rescued the Titanic survivors.

If you're interested in the Titanic and want to learn more about it from it's last port of call the The Titanic Experience Cobh is definitely a place you have to visit.

The boys and I really enjoyed the experience. There is now free parking in Cobh too.

If you're looking for more great things to do on your visit to Cobh check out my post on the best things to do in Cobh, Ireland according to a local.


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