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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 3 September 2013

We visited this and on arrival found the office locked up with a sign saying that it would open just before the next tour (an hour away as we had just missed the previous tour). When the previous tour got back and the office was...More

Thank suep202
Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

I've lived in Dublin all my life and thought I'd done all the typical touristy things.I only heard about this a few weeks ago and added it to my Dublin bucket list and I'm so glad I did! The tour it self is just under...More

3  Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Very moving - excellent guide full of passion and extremely knowledgeable. The ship is authentically reconstructed and the real life stories we were told helped us to try and understand the courage of those setting out on such a terrible journey.

Thank Evie128
Reviewed 27 August 2013

The Jeanie Johnston is a replica of the actual ship,which transported people to Canada and America at the time of the potato famine. The cabin area showed the cramped conditions for the passengers. Also though we were told that the passengers were reasonably well cared...More

Thank chriskenWestMidlands
Reviewed 26 August 2013

I visited this attraction on a very hot day and wondered if I would find it a little stuffy below deck but I was pleasantly surprised by how engaging the tour was. There were only about 12 people on my tour so it was very...More

1  Thank mauveneen
Reviewed 19 August 2013

This tour offers great insight into what life was like aboard a famine ship. The tour lasted just over an hour, which is long enough. The tour guide was very informative - she answered all questions with ease & was well able to elaborate on...More

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 13 August 2013

It was a scorcher of a day when we joined this tour so standing about on the ship and listening to all the facts probably felt longer than it was as we were so hot and irritable. The facts and details were interesting for someone...More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 11 August 2013

This is a relatively short attraction, probably about an hour for the guided tour. The guide on board was very good; knowledgeable and interesting. This particular ship, a reproduction, was an exception in that no one ever died on this ship, due to the care...More

1  Thank annaliese
Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

The ship is off the beaten track, but if you have an interest in Irish Famine history it's a must see. The staff is friendly, motivated, and informed. Go see this if you have the time.

Thank Nathan P
Reviewed 9 August 2013

So interesting. Good information given by staff who are obviously passionate about the ship and the history of Emigration from Ireland.They made the tour very interesting for children and adults alike. Would go again.

Thank truleyallsorts
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Response from SWilliamsoninVA | Reviewed this property |
It is about an hour long