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Irish Famine Museum / Exhibition Dublin
4.5

Irish Famine Museum / Exhibition Dublin

By Irish Famine Exhibition
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Ages 0-99, max of 90 per group
Duration:1h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • A translation guide is available in French, German, Italian and Spanish
  • FREE Ireland Birth of a Nation DVD with Admission Ticket. Compatible worldwide
  • Entry/Admission - St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre


Departure details
  • 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
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travellers

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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
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    St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    An exhibition / museum telling the story of the Irish Potato Famine, also known as the Great Hunger. Includes some museum artefacts and a 15 minute documentary film.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Tillyseattle
Tillyseattle
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Extremely informative
We arrived when it was pretty quiet. We walked around reading all the explanatory signs. Lots of info, very educa
gillianm567
gillianm567
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Must visit
Such an emotive exhibition. The fact that the British government did so little to help starving people. Even Quee
Patrick S
Patrick S
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Profound experience
Very intense experience. Music and visuals combine to offer you a profound effect that you will not easily forget
MMKSt_Augustine_FL
MMKSt_Augustine_FL
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Great exhibit.
We found this exhibition by accident on a terribly rainy day in Dublin. Well worth the time. Not the happiest exp
oisind2018
oisind2018
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Famine museum
Very educational, I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in Irish history. It felt like I was going back i
Nonowhy
Nonowhy
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The Irish Famine
I watched the documentary and I think that there was a lot of good information however I think there should have be
Mdt3777
Mdt3777
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Great famine DVD!
The DVD on the famine was very educational and I really enjoyed watching it with my class.they found it very intere
Conor_mate
Conor_mate
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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.
Inspire46357
Inspire46357
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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
lonergand
lonergand
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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 w
patrL3117RN
patrL3117RN
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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
oisind2018
oisind2018
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Excellent
Great exhibition with lots of 19th century Photos. Film and artefacts very moving. Can buy a DVD of the exhibition
Derek W
Derek W
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Irish Famine Museum
A very detailed and moving exhibition made up of wall posters, a documentary film and some wonderful Famine era Ar
Isa-Francis
Isa-Francis
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Important Irish historical event well explained
This exhibit is minimalist, for sure, as it is composed of about 50 boards hung on walls and a 15-minute movie. Bu
Captain_Meg78
Captain_Meg78
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A beautiful and moving tribute
Well organized and informative, the Irish Famine Exhibit is a moving experience. As a descendant of an Irish family
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Sara F
1 contribution
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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Marcella F
1 contribution
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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Simona vani
1 contribution
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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Edwardo
1 contribution
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
2 contributions
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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Sunshine K
Albuquerque, NM4 contributions
I learned so much and our guide was amazing. Owen really made our whole experience wonderful. He was loaded with historical info and he truly cared, and made us care. I’m going to tell everyone I know to go have this experience
Written 15 May 2022
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Ellie B
Worcestershire, UK8 contributions
Jun 2022
This was a really interesting way of learning more about the potato famine. You follow a route to read different signs full of the history of the famine. Half way through there is a 15 minute video that covers everything that you have read with more images and detail. Would definitely suggest a trip if you have a free hour. It also took us to a part of town/shopping centre that we probably would not have visited otherwise.
Written 4 June 2022
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Pittsburgh, PA58,480 contributions
Sep 2019
This is a small exhibition that is informative but is not that big. You can really google and see this info online, ..................
Written 1 October 2019
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leavingtracks
Toronto, Canada14 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
They are asking you to pay 10 euro to walk around an open space and read the information displayed on 50 different posters. There is a 15 minute video that you can watch to get much of the same information. This is an important part of history and one that shouldn't be forgotten, but the way that the information is presented and the lack of artifacts/displays to support them was very disappointing. This is a money grab. If the goal truly is to educate the public, then the entrance fee should be a donation to cover operating costs, with all proceeds going to a local food bank, soup kitchen or UN famine relief overseas.
Written 22 July 2019
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Hi leavingtracks, Thank for taking the time to place this review. I am disapointed that you gave our exhibition such a low rating. The information is displayed in a simple easy to understand fashion, with visitors learning about the story in a step by step way. The 15 minute movie is the element that many of our visitors enjoy the most, as it tells the story with additional information in a very concise and emotive fashion. Regarding artifacts, there is an original workhouse coffin carrier, an original cast-iron soup pot from Donegal and an original personal letter from a father to his son which dates from 1876. You fail to mention these in your review. Regarding your point about "money grabbing", just like any other business, we have considerable costs which include Rent, Rates, Service Charge, Public Liability Insurance, Wages and Marketing. Kind Regards, Gerard
Written 23 July 2019
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patrick o
8 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
It was Informative but for the price not worth it . It took about 20min to complete the tour and all it looked like was posters put on the walls .
Written 11 July 2019
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Hi Patrick, Thank you for your visit and your review. It normally takes between 45mins and 1 hour to experience our exhibition. Our film room alone shows a film that runs for 15 minutes. We also have a number of museum artefacts - a workhouse coffin cart, an original cast iron Famine soup pot from Donegal and a poignant letter between a father and son from 1876. Kind Regards, Gerard
Written 12 July 2019
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