We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 473 0111
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #25 of 274 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

Type: Museums
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... more » 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. « less
Write a Review

244 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    155
    70
    12
    4
    3
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We visited on a day mixed with sunshine and dark brooding skies. With only about 24 people on board it was stunning to think that up to 250 people were transported (willingly or not!) in this manner. Paul was a skillful storyteller which made the past come alive despite the dubious mannequins on display. With a family connection to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canada
Top Contributor
502 reviews 502 reviews
146 attraction reviews
383 helpful votes 383 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very informative especially if u have interest in this time period. Guide is good, and it allows u to feel what the Irish went through, although this is a replica which has some modern additions.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
132 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Ship itself is quite small and not so unique. However tour is fantastic: a lot of interesting information and it's quite interactive. It would be even better if you are Irish-American.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durban, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the Jeanie Johnston when visiting Dublin. The tour was excellent, led by an extremely knowledgeable and passionate guide and gives a glimpse into this sad part of Irish history. One tip - if at all possible book your tour time ahead, we arrived, having run, hoping to get the 11.00am tour only to find it was full (space... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Since all I've ever heard about coffin ships and the famine have been ever so sad and truly depressing, this tour offers a new insight into humanity and renewed faith in understanding and appreciating the human condition. A real "must" if you have time to explore and come to realize there were wonderful human beings at the Irish time of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bellevue, WA
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Regarding the Irish famine and the many people that left the country because of it, one could read about it. However, being on this ship and hearing the story from an excellent guide really made a big impression on us. Strongly recommended!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Right down the quays from the Famine sculpture is this beautiful tall ship, but while beautiful, it is a museum devoted to a darker side of Irish history, The Famine. Definitely worth a visit if you want to learn about how the events of the famine affected the Irish people and the lengths people went to escape it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ampleforth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is an easy visit. Well worth the time and energy which is returned by a nice history lesson complete with quaint, moving tales of those who had to flee the old country in the famine. Good for children and landlubbers alike. My only criticism is that I would have liked more on the nautical aspects of the grand old... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

This is a must do tour for anyone interested in the history of Ireland, but of special interest to those of Irish heritage. My husband and I visited the Jeannie Johnston tall ship Museum on Saturday. The museum is a replica sailing ship moored in the Docklands area a short walk from O'Connell Bridge. Our tour guide Paul took us... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maryland
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

About a 45 minute presentation aboard both levels of the ship. Great activity for children or adults. Very life-like re-creations.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum also viewed

 

Been to Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing