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Review of Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum
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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin
Ranked #32 of 498 things to do in Dublin
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Owner description: 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.
St Neots, United Kingdom
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“Interesting tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great stop if you want to learn more about the Irish famine and what happened to those who decided to emigrate. Our guide came out with some great stories.

Visited October 2016
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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“Well worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The approach to the Jeanie Johnston sets the tone with sidewalk sculptures and information about the Famine. The ship itself has a unique history in its service as a Famine Ship. The tour takes you below deck where you can see firsthand the conditions people endured while traveling onboard. Our presenter was excellent and well informed. Even if you are not a history buff - you will find the experience interesting and worthwhile.

Visited August 2016
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England
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677 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
“A reminder of days past”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The River Liffey is enhanced by this beautiful tall ship. Its mooring near to the Potato Famine Memorial allows you get an early appreciation of what you will discover about life on board.

Visited October 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fascinating Insight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A great way to learn about how the Irish left during the famine and the experiences they had on their way to a (hopefully) better life

Visited October 2016
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Newcastle, Australia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Just Imagining!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Having many ancestors who travelled to Australia from Ireland and England in the early C19, it was wonderful to go aboard an authentic replica of a sailing ship of that era. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and the exhibition below deck provided us with stories of individuals and families who made the trip. This ship was on the Ireland America run, a much shorter trip than the one to Australia but experiences could have been similar.

Visited October 2016
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