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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

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Address: Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 473 0111
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Description: 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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Interesting but sad story of the ship and their passengers. very interesting guided tour of the ship.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Interesting but sad story of the ship and their passengers. very interesting guided tour of the ship.

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Woodside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

There is a short tour that is very informative and it makes you respect what the Irish went through during the famine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

very interesting, and very imformative, Paul was an absolute wonderful guide, my son really loved it, and was telling everybody about the great experience he had. Thanks and well worth a visit, or just to pass an hour or so in the City

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the Jeannie Johnson to understand more about coffin ships. Though JJ could boast never losing a life in her journeys but having 1 child delivered safely and reaching their destination! That didn't happen very often. Paul our tour guide was friendly approachable and never fazed by any questions. He had a good rapport with his Passengers' and a... More 

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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Jeanie Johnson is a replica of a 1840s sailing ship that carried passengers from Ireland to the New World back in the days of the Irish Hunger. Unlike the coffin ships where many died on route, The Jeanie Johnson was a model ship that lost not one of its thousands of passengers. The tour lasts about fifty minutes. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Honestly, this tour was somewhat odd. As a few others have commented, what you're able to see is actually fairly limited - just one room beneath the deck. Our guide had an awkward way of trying to draw out/engage visitors, almost to the point where one was less focused on the info he was trying to impart, and instead wishing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Would highly recommend, the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and answered every questions we had. Only 6 Euros to get in at the time of visit - an absolute bargain for the experience. Would definitely come back again some day.

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Jeanie J, Manager at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted that you enjoyed your tour. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were unable to visit the museum or ship, as it was closed when we were there. However, the local guide on our Collette Tour told us the story of Jeanie Johnston and of the replica ship on display. They only took the young and relatively healthy and 20% of them died en route.

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Jeanie J, Manager at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I hope that you can come on board with us the next time you are in Dublin. The remarkable thing about the Jeanie is that not a single person died on any of its voyages. That is why although it is a 'famine ship', it is not a 'coffin ship'. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

In the words of my 10 year old son... Today, we went on the Jeanie Johnston. When we got on board, the tour guide told us a little bit about her history. Apparently, in the 19th century, 9 million people were living in Ireland, and for 3 million of them, the only thing they ate was potatoes and buttermilk. So... More 

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Jeanie J, Manager at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this review

Thank you and your son for your fantastic review! It's great to hear that you both enjoyed the experience on board. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Jeanie Johnston ship in Dublin is actually a replica of the original. The tour consists of a talk on the top deck and then everyone goes below for a discussion of what life was like on an Atlantic crossing during the famine period. Highly recommended for those with an interest in Irish history during the time of the famine.

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Thank you for your review. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your 'history lesson'! More 

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Address: Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 473 0111
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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