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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 4 weeks ago

The tour is worth the visit if your family came from Ireland during the potato famine. Great information and worth the few euros to visit.

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

Thank you for your review Arron! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed learning about the history of the Irish Famine on board with us.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ship was under renovation when we were there but it completed the story started in the Famine Museum, which was also very interesting. The guide was interesting and informative.

Thank Rena V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Laura conducted our morning tour of this wonderful piece of history. The displays are very real and the experience was quite enlightening. Crossing the ocean in this ship must have been a very long, difficult experience. All of the staff were most pleasant on this...More

Thank Alan D
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JeanieJohnston, Crew at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review Alan, Laura will be thrilled to hear your fantastic comments about her tour!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved visiting the Jeanie Johnston. Our guide had some amazing stories about the history of the ship and the famine. While not an original, this replica felt very real and accurately depicted conditions on the boat as they would have been for those fleeing...More

Thank Kathie H
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

We did not know where are family came from in Ireland. The parents died shortly after arriving to the US. The children were farmed out and had there names changed. The Jeanie Johnston helped us to understand the circumstances that brought them to US. Very...More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad to hear that you learned so much about your own family story during our tour! Thanks for coming on board with us!

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Cool boat, cool history, cool tour guide. Deff worth the 10euro. Would recommend. Also, the tour guide Ray was a hunk.

Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This ship represent one of the hardships and challenges Irish emigres faced when fleeing the Potato Famine. The conditions on this ship must have been challenging to say the least. It is moored right on the River Liffy just a short distance from the EPIC...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Visiting this ship was a surprise to us. We were incredibly pleased to learn the history of this ship, its crew, and its passengers. Our tour guide, Annie, was fantastic! Not only was she knowledgeable on the subject but she spoke clearly and in no...More

Thank Maritza B
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

The Jeannie Johnston is worth a stop to learn more about the massive emigration caused by the Irish potato famine. Although you will walk the decks of the ship, the exhibit is really confined to an explanation of the famine and the "coffin ships," most...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great attraction as it's directly across the street from the Irish Potato Famine museum. Both museums will offer 10% discount on the others' entrance. Having said that you typically get the 10% off either one or the other, but not both. We...More

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