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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 April 2013

Did your ancestors immigrate to America in the mid-nineteenth century?  If so, you won't want to miss the tour of the Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship, docked in Dublin. This is a beautiful reproduction of the original ship which eventually sank after safely transporting three thousand...More

Thank MCN-Travels
Reviewed 23 April 2013

We visited the ship last week and as you can see from my rating that it is highly recommended. The day we went Paul was operating single handed and I did not know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of information...More

Thank rmc2005
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Visited here with an English colleague yesterday. I was familiar with most of the famine history and the guide Paul was excellent, making the history real by telling the stories of individual passengers. Make sure to see the famine memorial artwork nearby.

Thank micra03
Reviewed 28 March 2013

for anyone interested in the history of this delightful country. interesting history made more poignant with real stories of individual emigrants escaping the poverty and hunger of ireland and their attempts to reach a better life. the tour was lead by a very knowledgeable chap...More

Thank summer_time67
Reviewed 20 March 2013

The surprise comes from the fact that the office is a portakabin behind railings and it's run by two young lads. You think this is a rip-off. But it isn't ;in fact, it could harldy be less so. The guide is very knowledgeable and passionate,...More

Thank laygatelad2016
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Cool ship and story. I learned a lot about both Ireland and emigration to America. it really came into the story and the feeling when you were on the ship

Thank Eriksson_907
Reviewed 16 March 2013

The visit was amazing. The guide is very passionate. He does the research about the people who travelled on the boat himself!

Thank Anonyme87
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Our student group really enjoyed this tour last week. It is definitely worthwhile, particular for Americans and Canadians as it focuses on the Great Famine and the wave of immigrants that flooded the U.S. and Canada. The story of the famine ships, and the crew...More

1  Thank noahandallison
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Visited with my ten year old grandson. We both really enjoyed the visit. Our guide Paul was very pleasant and informative and made the tour very interesting with stories of the history of the ship, the passengers and crew, the condiitions on board and up...More

Thank MaryCK-17
Reviewed 17 February 2013

Very interesting, there's not a lot of the ship you see the the guide was extremely informative and kept my attention,I was presently surprised on leaving at how much I enjoyed it.

Thank Alan G
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21 January 2017|
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Response from JeanieJohnston | Property representative |
Good Morning, The guided tour of the Jeanie Johnston takes approximately 50 minutes from start to finish. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you onboard in the near future.