Cobh Museum 2018 Exhibitions
Cobh Museum are delighted to announce their 2018 Exhibitions which this year feature Anchors Aweigh, the story of the American Navy in Queenstown (Cobh) total of 92 American ships were stationed in Cork Harbour during the last two years of the World War One.
Also featured is the scuttling of the AUD 1916, in collaboration with Mr. Jim Shealy, B.A. (Hons) will explore this event which took place in Cork Harbour. On display as part of Cobh Museum’s 1916 Commemorative Exhibitions will be a rifle and cartridges from the Aud. Cobh Museum overlooks the harbour where the gunrunning ship “Aud”, was scuttled on April 22nd 1916.
And finally, the story of the RMS Lusitania – A day in May, which was sank on May 7th 1915. Explore the story of the 1,962 passengers and crew on board, including 128 of 139 American passengers on board, changing the course of World War One
More about Cobh Museum
Cobh Museum, housed in the former Scots Presbyterian Church (built in 1854) has been open since 1973 and plays an important role in telling the story of the town of Cobh. Run by a team of volunteers, it is an unexpected delight to visit. A gem in Ireland’s Ancient East, it stands at the entrance to the town overlooking Cork Harbour. Many of the original church furnishings remain, forming a sympathetic background to the varied and changing exhibitions.
Come through the red door and prepare to be surprised. You will immediately be immersed in the history of Cobh (or Queenstown as it was once known). The town, always associated with ships and shipping, is shown through photographs and displays which also reveal its social and commercial history and its strategic role in the maritime and military history of Cork Harbour. Mementoes of the great liners, including the RMS Lusitania, sit alongside artefacts which will spark memories of childhood and the past. Look out for this year’s special exhibition!
A small souvenir shop, advice on genealogical research, a quiz for children and a warm welcome await you in Cobh Museum.