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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

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Address: Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
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Rated as one of the most popular attractions in Dublin, a visit to the...

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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A lot more fun than expected.

Probably needs good weather. Our guide was well versed in "Famine" history. Compact below decks.But most are surprised to discover this is a replica ship.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Probably needs good weather. Our guide was well versed in "Famine" history. Compact below decks.But most are surprised to discover this is a replica ship.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Never been on board, in my 4 years in Dublin I have always admired it from the outside and never felt like going in. It is beautiful from the land, I must say. Not sure Irish people who used to travel on it (not for fun) would have rated it 5/5 at that time.

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west yorkshire, england
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must to see, everything authentic really good, would recommend to see but only on a dry day

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide, Eumer (I'm surely spelling that wrong) was SO nice and very knowledgeable. You could tell that she actually is interested and invested, and not slogging her way through the work day. I learned a lot about the famine and had an enjoyable time onboard the Jeanie Johnston.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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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... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing experience. I thought I'd just go on board and have a quick look around, but there is a tour, and you really get to live the experience - I was very moved by the actors and really got a sense of the awful conditions and harrowing stories of those trying to access a better life during... More 

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