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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

Custom House Quay, Dublin D01 KX44, Ireland
+353 1 473 0111
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Rated as one of the most popular attractions in Dublin, a visit to the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum will intrigue and fascinate all ages. Over 1 million people left Ireland during the 1840s at the height of the Great Famine, fleeing starvation and hoping for a new life in America. This mass emigration created a huge diaspora of people with Irish ancestry in the Americas, and later in Australia. The life-size wax figures in the museum below deck on the Jeanie Johnston are all modelled on actual passengers who made the journey to North America on the ship. Daily tours begin AT THE SHIP which is located on Custom House Quay just downriver from the International Financial Services Centre and across the road from the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel.
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Custom House Quay, Dublin D01 KX44, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great informative tour and a good way to start the day. The wax figures are creepy, but what can ya do... it was interesting to consider how so many Americans trace their ancestry to someone who traveled on a ship like this.

Thank Sara P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The guided tour is very well done and interesting for adults and children of all ages. The famine statues are just a short walk from the ship.

Thank TravelingMamaGlv
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A fabulous tour. Takes about an hour, and you'll need to book in advance. The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject. Everyone in our family group of seven thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Richie M
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JeanieJohnston, Crew at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Richie. Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience on board the Jeanie Johnston. We will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to the guides. With warm regards and thanks, Jeanie Johnston crew

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our guide was excellent! Extremely friendly young man, who taught us lots about the immigration on ships like this one to Canada and the US. Great exhibits on board, based on true stories.

Thank Daniel I
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JeanieJohnston, Crew at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Daniel. We appreciate your feedback. Delighted to hear you had an enjoyable experience and took away so much from the stories of those who travelled on board. With warm regards and thanks, Jeanie Johnston crew

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First and foremost, I have to compliment our guide, Connor, for very effectively handling a loud, distracting child on our tour. Wasn't rude or anything, just handled it like the teacher he is, kudos. This was a subject/period in history I was very uneducated on...More

Thank EasygoingEnglander
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JeanieJohnston, Crew at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We will be sure to let Conor know about your lovely comments. With warm regards and thanks, Jeanie Johnston crew

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This ship can only be visited as part of a guided tour. My guide, Rob, was excellent. We spent a little time on deck while he provided some background information on the Great Hunger/the Great Famine, migration out of Ireland in this time period, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a replica of the original ship, however it is very well presented and the guide was very knowledgeable.

Thank Adam P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide Sean made every effort to provide us an authentic view of steerage travel in the 19th century. His grasp of data related to the ship, the people it transported and the conditions experienced made the past so vivid. Unlike the Queenstown Story,...More

Thank DisIllusioneD_52
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been a breathtaking dive into a sad part of the Irish history. We have been sitting in the belly of the ship while listening to the storyteller ...... and we have been caught by it. Simple but extraordinary- the most memorable experience of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really good experience on the tour of the Jeanie Johnston. Our tour guide knew a lot of information and explained it well to all ages. Just being able to stand on and explore an actual replica of the ship was very cool....More

Thank Delaney W
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MichelleMoore84
21 January 2017|
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