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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

Custom House Quay, Dublin, 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 Jury's Inn Hotel.
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Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 473 0111
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

What a great way to experience the historical significance of The Irish Potato Famine of the 1840's and 1850's. The history Jeanie Johnston as a transport ship of the Irish emigration is well explained by the historian on the ship. The ship is a replica...More

Thank bforbes4
Reviewed 10 November 2017

It was a rainy wet afternoon when we did the tour so unfortunately we did not get a great deal of time to admire the exterior of this replica ship. On a plus note, it did seem to add to the atmosphere when we were...More

Thank Darren D
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This ship is across the street from the Epic Irish Museum. Easily can do both in 2 - 3 hours combined

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

An excellent history of this wonderful ship brought to life by Rob our guide. Well worth booking. The heartbreaking stories of the famine victims and the benevolence of the ship owner come to light on this tour.

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We did the Jeanie Johnson tour on a Saturday morning in October. We were lucky as we were in a small tour group so really got the most out of the tour. Our guide, Paul, i think made this tour stand out. His own knowledge...More

Thank CCos1
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This was a great little tour documenting the living conditions of the migrants leaving ireland during the Famine.

Thank John R
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A really knowledgeable guide and a really interesting hour or so. Wouldn't recommend for anyone with a hangover but definitely for people who are interested in the history or Dublin. The guide really knew his stuff and we got the feeling you could of asked...More

Thank FlynnEst1985
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I visited with my 3 kids, ages 8, 6, and 4. We all agreed it was the best thing we did in Dublin. Paul, our amazing guide, truly cares about the stories of the ship and the people on board. The result is that you...More

Thank Melissa4545
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This boat is a sad reminder of a painful time in Irish history but it has a beautiful story with it. It cost nothing to see and will bring goosebumps to you. They have done a wonderful job keeping it intact.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A good visit along with the EPIC Immigration Museum close by. It provided a closer look at the conditions Irish families had to endure to travel to America. It put names to real people who immigrated.

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It is about an hour long