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Irish Famine Museum / Exhibition Dublin
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Irish Famine Museum / Exhibition Dublin

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Duration: 1h
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Live guide: English
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  • A translation guide is available in French, German, Italian and Spanish
  • Entry/Admission - St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre
What's not included
  • A Book and USB stick of the exhibition may also be purchased.


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  • Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, St Stephen's Green, Dublin, D02 HX65, Ireland
    Museum / Exhibition located on the 2nd floor of the Stephens Green Shopping Centre
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
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    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
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    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travellers

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    • Irish Famine Exhibition
      412
      Ireland
      Joined in May 2017
    • emeraldval
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A sad visit into Irish history. Excellent exhibition
      Amazing trip into the saddest time in irish history. A heart touching visit. The display was easy to follow ending with a 15 minute video. Recommended
      Written 23 September 2023
    • JHMTTL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unfortunate Irish History
      My wife and I have visited several Irish Famine Museums throughout Ireland. Each time I leave depressed of the horrible circumstances the Irish people had to endure. I pray this never happens again.
      Written 26 November 2022
    • alysonc980
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very informative
      This was a very eye opening experience and we enjoyed learning more about Northern Ireland's history.
      Written 20 November 2022
    • Tillyseattle
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Extremely informative
      We arrived when it was pretty quiet. We walked around reading all the explanatory signs. Lots of info, very educational, and a pleasant respite from too many people. Well put together.
      Written 1 September 2022
    • gillianm567
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must visit
      Such an emotive exhibition. The fact that the British government did so little to help starving people. Even Queen Victoria limited her donation when she could have possibly saved everyone. Prisoners in America sent money which showed they had more decency that old Victoria!! Shocking times and such suffering. Will man ever behave decently to all. Well worth a visit.
      Written 11 March 2022
    • Patrick S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Profound experience
      Very intense experience. Music and visuals combine to offer you a profound effect that you will not easily forget for many weeks. Such a sad part of history but so well told with respect. I made friends go after I saw it.
      Written 13 November 2021
    • MMKSt_Augustine_FL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great exhibit.
      We found this exhibition by accident on a terribly rainy day in Dublin. Well worth the time. Not the happiest experience, but very informative.
      Written 9 October 2021
    • oisind2018
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Famine museum
      Very educational, I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in Irish history. It felt like I was going back in time.
      Written 8 March 2020
    • Nonowhy
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Irish Famine
      I watched the documentary and I think that there was a lot of good information however I think there should have been more elements that suited all age groups to encourage younger viewers
      Written 6 March 2020
    • Mdt3777
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great famine DVD!
      The DVD on the famine was very educational and I really enjoyed watching it with my class.they found it very interesting too
      Written 2 March 2020
    • Conor_mate
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      The DVD was very factual and was sent boring.
      I liked this DVD it was very educational and me and my class really enjoyed it. It was very detailed.
      Written 2 March 2020
    • Inspire46357
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must Do to understand Irish History
      The famine wiped out 50% of the Irish population in the mid 1800's and the insensitive way that the ruling English classes dealt with it finally led to the uprising and independence 70 years later
      Written 11 February 2020
    • lonergand
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      History Teacher - St. Declan's College
      Very informative exhibition - my class was kindly sent the Irish Famine DVD and when we watched it together there was complete silence in the room as the lads (boys school!) were fully engrossed in the presentation. The audio-visual display really brought home the horror of the famine to my class - much better than any textbook really could. Highly recommended.
      Written 22 January 2020
    • patrL3117RN
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      took my breath away
      I dare anyone to walk away from this without a lump in their throat. The exhibition was quite an eye opener - the struggling for life or the lack thereof. I will never forget.
      Written 12 December 2019
    • oisind2018
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent
      Great exhibition with lots of 19th century Photos. Film and artefacts very moving. Can buy a DVD of the exhibition as well.
      Written 21 November 2019
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    jnash84
    Bournemouth, UK487 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This would have been 4 rating if less expensive, even if a private exhibition, and I certainly wasn’t expecting it to be ‘free’ but don’t believe it should be more than €6 an adult maximum (it’s twice that at €12 euros each) - for that price I wouldn’t recommend

    The information is 50 or so poster style pictures with text, which I read it all and found interesting. But the video is pretty much a replay of the info already read and there is no interactive element or much else included. Situated in a shopping centre next to a Chinese Buffett restaurant I would say charge less and reviews would be better and more people would go as is an ok exhibition.
    Written 17 September 2023
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    Hi Jo, Thank you for your visit and your review. Regarding your entrance fee suggestion, please note, like every other business in here, we have lots of overheads. The 15 minute video is an overview video for people who like to sit down and understand the story quickly. Note that we also include 2 original newspaper articles, 2 personal letters plus an original famine pot from Donegal. Kind Regards, Gerard
    Written 18 September 2023
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    Mary M
    Dublin, Ireland35 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    This would be a good experience if it was free. €12 to read a series of 50 posters is quite expensive.

    It is marketed as a museum/exhibition but the only artifact making it a "museum" is the huge soup pot. Oh and there is a basket of potatoes too....

    This was a dreadful period in Irish history and strangely a lot of people know nothing about it so it is good to have this exhibition, however I feel it could easily be displayed in a public building with free admission.
    Written 21 July 2023
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    Thank you for your visit and review. As this is a private pop up business with no state funding, it would be impossible to offer admission for free. €12 for a series of posters is also inaccurate: as well as storyboards, there is a 15 min documentary film, 2 original newspaper accounts, 2 original private letters and an original soup pot from Donegal.
    Written 22 July 2023
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    Nella A
    United States136 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting information but kind of a simple place. The small museum is located on the top floor of a shopping mall. At 12 euros per person it could been a lot better, but addresses an important period in history.
    Written 4 June 2023
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    Thank you for your visit and your review.
    Written 5 June 2023
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    Elizabeth G
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Family
    We saw this exhibit after a seeing a recommendation on Trip Advisor, and so so glad we did. It's a very condensed and very thorough telling of the famine, the causes, tragic consequences and how it played a role in radicalizing many of the Irish population. Very well done. It took us 45 minutes to complete (storyboards and a 15 minute video). Highly recommend!
    Written 5 September 2023
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    Thank you very much for your visit and your review.
    Written 19 September 2023
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    Simona vani
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020 • Friends
    Me and my 5 other classmates watched the short video.
    We all thought it was very detailed, it wasn’t questionable. As in we understood every word of it, we were all glued To the screen it was so entertaining. Lots of information was added and the photos and videos looked so realistic.
    A solid 10/10☺️
    Written 6 March 2020
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    Thank you so much for placing a review.
    Written 8 March 2020
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    Sara F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022
    This is not like a museum exhibit. It has no real artifacts or objects, just photos with text to provide information along with a short film. As a result the exhibit is simple, clear, very informative and I found it quite emotional.

    For someone who doesn't know much about that time in Irish history, it is a perfect way to learn. It took about 45 minutes to go through and I was very glad I went!
    Written 30 June 2022
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    Pip
    5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Family
    If you know nothing about the Famine, then this will be an informative hour. Personally, I found nothing that I didn’t already know or could have accessed on-line. It’s one dimensional with large pictures on the walls. The entry price should be halved.
    Written 23 September 2023
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    Marcella F
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    A particularly moving experience as I have been researching my family tree, and had relatives emigrate due to the circumstances of the time. Easy to follow with information on boards to read, which meant you could go as slowly as needed to take it all in. Fifteen minute video adds to the reality of the plight of the Irish people at the hands of their absent and often callous British landlords.
    Well worth 2 hours of your time in a location very near St Stephens Green Park.
    Written 12 July 2022
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    Edwardo
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Solo
    For those interested about Irish history and the Great Hunger during the British occupation... Definitely worth a go either with friends or on your own. Lots of fabulous 19th century photos, a short film and several artefacts. You get a free 1916 Easter Rising DVD as well.
    Written 23 June 2022
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    Susan J
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I believe, as a visitor to Ireland from Canada, this should be the first visit and then go from there. The information was easy to process but the emotions it stirred were not. The famine and how it was handled is appalling. Colonizers taking lives for money, a familiar story.
    Written 15 July 2022
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