Titanic Experience Cobh is a unique fully guided school tour venue located in the original White Star Line ticket office in the centre of Cobh town. Our tour is an interactive visitor experience retracing the steps of the last 123 passengers who joined Titanic on her maiden voyage from Queenstown, Ireland (now Cobh). Check out our School Packages for more information.
Our tours are fully guided for primary school groups. Tours are suitable for all age groups as our guides tailor the content and how it is delivered according to the age profile of the class.
What to Expect
Upon check-in each child & teacher will receive a boarding card. Your boarding card will have the details of one of the 123 passengers who came to the White Star Line Ticket Office on Thursday April 11th 1912.
Our tour guides will take you on a virtual journey to board the tenders and join Titanic for her maiden voyage to New York. Along the way, you will view the original pier (Heartbreak Pier), which was the last point of land contact for the Queenstown passengers. We will immerse you in life aboard Titanic and tell you a little about the conditions on board for third and first class passengers. When disaster strikes you will experience the chill of the sinking in a unique cinematographic experience.
The immersive element of our tour lasts 30 minutes after which you will be taken through to our exhibition room. In our exhibition room our guides will walk you through a collection of audio-visual screens and storyboards exploring the events that led to the tragic sinking, the role of RMS Carpathia in the rescue of the survivors, the outcome of the formal British and US enquiries into the tragedy, the discovery of the wreck and more.
The final element of our experience is the story room where you will learn the fate of your passenger and all the Queenstown passengers. We also feature a selection of interesting artefacts from Carpathia, The Odell Family Collection and some original serving pieces from the White Star Line fleet of the early 20th century.
Make a booking
To make a booking, please fill out the form below and we will come back to you to confirm your booking. Alternatively, you can call us on (021) 481 4412 or email us with any queries you may have.
The tour will take approximately 1 hour.
The price for school tours at Titanic Experience Cobh is €5.50 per child (normal child rate €7.00). We allow 1 free teacher or accompanying adult with every 10 children.
The tour ends in the Titanic Experience shop which carries a large selection of branded pencils, pens, magnets and rulers as well as Titanic related books and gifts. Gift packs of stationery items can be put together in advance for visiting schools, please let us know when booking if you would wish these to be included in your package price.
Create the perfect balance of education and fun on your 2020 School Tour with a combined tour of Titanic Experience and one of our great School Tour Partners: Fota Wildlife Park, Cuskinny Court, Spike Island Adventures & Cork Harbour Boat Hire.
Travelling by Train?
If you are planning to travel by train, please contact Iarnród Éireann for their special school tour rates at: http://www.irishrail.ie/fares-and-tickets/school-tours-1