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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 26 July 2014 via mobile

Totally enthralling trip, full of history but sill fun at the same time. Fascinating to see how sailors and passengers would have travelled back in the day. Value for money too. Andy Whittingham

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Very Informative and well worth the cost, The Tour lasts around an Hour and the Guide will answer any questions raised.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Laura led us on an hours tour of this ship giving graphic information onto the plight of the famine victims and their struggle aboard this vessel to reach a better life. It had us spellbound as she described the conditions aboard and the fight for...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

I have always wanted to see a tall ship so this was a great opportunity. I loved hearing the stories and I have such an appreciation for what those poor immigrants went through. There isn't much of a tour really. You are gathered on top...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Our children had a blast on board the Jeanie Johnston, they learned lots about the Famine without even realising it. Myself & my husband also really enjoyed the tour.

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

The ship tells the story of how those Irish emigrants took the risk to travel to USA for a better life. Most emigrants took the risky and harsh journey because they had nothing to eat due to the famine at that time in Ireland. I...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We visited on a day mixed with sunshine and dark brooding skies. With only about 24 people on board it was stunning to think that up to 250 people were transported (willingly or not!) in this manner. Paul was a skillful storyteller which made the...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Very informative especially if u have interest in this time period. Guide is good, and it allows u to feel what the Irish went through, although this is a replica which has some modern additions.

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Ship itself is quite small and not so unique. However tour is fantastic: a lot of interesting information and it's quite interactive. It would be even better if you are Irish-American.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Don't miss the Jeanie Johnston when visiting Dublin. The tour was excellent, led by an extremely knowledgeable and passionate guide and gives a glimpse into this sad part of Irish history. One tip - if at all possible book your tour time ahead, we arrived,...More

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