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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 29 August 2017

It was a guided tour of the replica of the original Jeanie Johnston. You had an opportunity to envision what it was like for upwards of 250 people crammed in a small space for 87 days. Often only being up on deck for 30 minutes...More

Thank vswells1234
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Thought my 9 year old daughter might get bored after 5 mins on this tour but she loved it....very informative guide and the Ship itself is magnificent. Most of the tour happens in the hull of the Ship with great stories of how she never...More

Thank StonedOlive
Reviewed 26 August 2017

My mom and I enjoyed touring the Jeanie Johnston and learning about life onboard. For a dismal time in history, the success of this ship gives you more of an uplifting perspective. Connor, our tour guide, was engaging, fun, and informative. He detailed the history...More

Thank Addie M
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Having visited the famine ship in New Ross, I thought this might be boring but had visitors to entertain. Great guide, informative and happy to answer questions. Lots of facts I had no idea about in relation to this ship and the great captain and...More

Thank Ashleigh T
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We took our granddaughter on the boat, the tour starts on deck with lots of information then moves down below deck which is set out with characters of the captain, ships doctor and passengers. Our tour guide gave us lots of information about the boat,...More

Thank Jean L
Reviewed 22 August 2017

There is a tour you can go on of this ship but we received the history on our guided bus tour. We also walked along the river to get a closer look at this amazing ship which helped so many during the famine.

Thank Sarah Y
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Its hard to imaging what life would have been like on the voyage over. For most, it was a living hell with many passengers perishing during the trip...but there were Captains who did the right thing and cared for their passengers and this ship, was...More

JeanieJohnston, Jeanie Johnston Crew at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Hello Laffstop, thank you for joining us for a tour of the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and for taking the time to send us your lovely review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed learning about this fascinating period in Irish History whilst on...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

A replica of one of the Famine Ships that took people from Ireland to the US and Canada in the 1840s and 50s. The tour gave an insight into the conditions faced by those emigrating - the crowding, lack of light and fresh air. It...More

Thank sueguinane
JeanieJohnston, Jeanie Johnston Crew at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Hello Sueguinane, thank you for visiting the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and for taking the time to send us your kind review. We are delighted to hear that your found our tour to be so educational and that the guide brought the story to life...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

I went on board with a group of friends and had a wonderful time. The guide was very informative and answered any questions about the ship, voyages passengers and crew. I was very impressed with a figures of the people aboard and the cramped conditions...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Very interesting museum relating the great famine, the atmosphere inside the ship reflect very well this period of time.

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21 January 2017|
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Response from SWilliamsoninVA | Reviewed this property |
It is about an hour long