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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 16 September 2017

Our guide, Ray, gave us a very informative lecture about the namesake ship for this replica. There isn't really much to see on the ship but it does give you a feel for what the emigrants went through. As a descendant of someone who immigrated...More

Thank Mimivfl73
Reviewed 15 September 2017

There is a plan (Sept 2017) by the authorities to relocate this attraction ( since it is floating in the river it is potentially mobile) to the EPIC centre closer to the city centre and Custom House. Either way it is worth a visit.

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

While walking along Costume House Quay, you might see a wonderful mid-1800s boat on the shore of the River Liffey. Agree with your curiosity and take a look! This museum gives lots of information about the life on the ship's during the Great Famine, things...More

Thank negrtitella
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This tour really hits home, especially if you have ancestors of Irish descent. You learn some of the stories of those who traveled on the Jeanie Johnston. This was the only ship that never lost a passenger to disease or starvation, unlike every other ship...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The famine ship is under restoration, will be like this for some time apparently. Learned that it never lost a passenger on all of its trips. When it eventually stopped being a famine ship, it sank, and all the crew clung to the masts and...More

Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This was one of our favorite tourist attractions. We had booked tickets ahead of time online for 4:00 p.m. We got there early, and they let us join the earlier tour. There is a small ticket office near the ship. Our tour guide was excellent....More

Thank nellie195105
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I t was good history lesson for us. To see how Irish people had to travel to get a better life for their families.Great tour

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Thank katrin m
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Went on a tour on a rainy day so shortened a little. Very interesting to see a reconstruction of a ship that took Irish emigrants to many locations, a good way to learn more about Irish history. Especially interesting if you have Irish ancestors that...More

Thank Heidi777
Reviewed 31 August 2017

You do not get a tour of the ship itself, just go below decks. However, the guide we had (Ronan) managed to tell us the history of the vessel and ships like her that carried emigrants during the potato famine years. We found it very...More

Thank Steveb5708
Reviewed 29 August 2017

the ship was interesting and the guide was knowledgeable. very easy tour 1 hour at the most. recommend.

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It is about an hour long