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“A great way to hear about some of the history of Dublin”

Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum
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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin
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Ranked #31 of 546 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.
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Was not too sure what to expect with this tour but as we had the Dublin Pass thought why not give it a go. Our tour guide was very experienced, had a lot of knowledge about what he was talking about and able to answer questions. You hear about the potato famine of the Ireland, how the ship was made and where.

Down below the decks there are statues to explain more about what you have heard. For a 50 minutes tour you gain a lot of information. Well worth it.

Thank MichelleMoore84
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Jeanie Johnstone. The ship is a replica but has actually sailed the same route as the original. It is a beautifully crafted ship (found meself sniffing the mast,I've a bit of a thing for old yachts).
There's not huge amount to see but the joy is in the storytelling and our tour guide Ray was a master or Irish storytelling. It was fascinating, I learned so much.
Below deck the exhibition is very well done and gives you a real flavour of what life must have been like for Iris emigrants travelling by ship. The Jeanie Johnstone is the only ship to have never lost anyone to the clutches of death in all her 16 journeys - a truly laudable record.
Would work for children too, especially older ones.

Thank angelbods
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

There is not a whole lot to this tour, but it's worth it to hear the stories and get a feel for what the emigrants experienced. Tour fills up quickly as space is limited so booking ahead is recommended.

Thank JackieV92
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Impressive functional replica of ship used using mass emigration during the famine - tours available on board

Thank proflight82
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We planned to visit this and the Famine Memorial right next to it, and in the same time frame ended up running into the EPIC Museum. Being of Irish descent, these three attractions definitely were a great start to our first day in Dublin. Humbling but amazing to see the shipboard circumstances perhaps some of our ancestors had to live through traveling to other countries.

Thank JasmineAGBHOW
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