Group & School Tours

School Tours 2023

Cobh, or Queenstown as it was once known, is the perfect location for a group or school tour.

At Cobh Heritage Centre, the student will get the opportunity to find out more about the History of this famous port town and the part it played in Irish maritime and social history.

Our story, The Queenstown Story, traces the stories of emigration from the 17th to the 20th century, when almost three million people left from here to various destinations for many different reasons. Canada, the U.S., the West indies, Australia, Argentina, Australia are but a few of those destinations.

Students will also learn about the Great Famine and its long-lasting effect on this country

Learn about the Titanic and the Lusitania, and their connection with this port.

Learn about the maritime history of the harbour area – Spike Island, Haulbowline and Fort Camden.

Book your school tour today!

Primary Schools: Price per student is only €6.00 with teachers complimentary!
Secondary Schools:
Price per student is only €8.00 with teachers complimentary!
The Tour lasts approximately one hour (but don’t rush!)
Student quiz available!

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School Tour Package in Historic Cobh

Cobh or Queenstown as it was once known, is the perfect location for your School outing.

The town has played a huge part in centuries of Irish History and of course the story of Irish Emigration. Cobh Heritage Centre and Spike Island are two wonderful attractions in Cobh that tell this Historic story in informative, inventive and interesting ways.

We are offering Schools the opportunity to spend a great day in Cobh visiting both attractions to explore our Historic past and “walk in the footsteps of our Emigrant ancestors”

Learn about the connection between Cobh / Queenstown and Titanic and The Lusitania as well as The Great Famine, convicts to Australia and The West Indies,

The combined package includes a 2-3 hour guided tour of Spike Island and all it has to offer after the enjoyment of a ferry trip across the harbour. The one hour visit to the Cobh Heritage Centre can be either before or after the visit to Spike Island depending on availability of Spike.

The School children can bring a packed lunch which can be eaten either in the Island café or in one of the scenic picnic areas, or food and drinks can be purchased in the Island café.

The combined package is fantastic value for school trips and includes entry to both attractions.

The Rate for Primary School students is €20.00 for the combined tour.
For Secondary school students the rate is €22.00 per student.

To book contact us on or and quote the Combined school package in Historic Cobh.

Attractions for tourists abound and include museums, walking tours and many more sites of historical interest and importance. Shore and lake fishing, sailing, water sports, bird watching, etc. are also available. We welcome over 100 cruise ships annually, including the “largest liners in the world” which berth a mere 200 metres from the town.

This is a self-guided tour but we have audio units available in EnglishFrench, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Hebrew.