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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

Address: Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 473 0111
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Ranked #32 of 603 things to do in Dublin
Type: Museums
Owner description: Rated as one of the most popular attractions in Dublin, a visit to...
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Type: Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Went as a family with 12 yo twins. All loved it despite children's' initial reluctance. Despite being dubliners we had not known the background to the ship - multiple famine-time voyages with people fleeing the poverty and starvation, unbelievably with no loss if life. Guide was really knowledgeable , with much research clearly done on passengers and the ship itself.... More 

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new york, ny
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6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I know a fair amount about the history of the Irish Famine and learned a lot more at the Jeanie Johnston. The docent at this museum was wonderful. She was enthusiastic about her subject and knew it well. She also managed to engage the group (about 20 people) so there was a bit of interesting discussion. Very glad we made... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Very good, very informative. Our tour guide had great knowledge and involved the children which they thought was great. He asked them questions and gave them clues so that they got near enough the answers. Well worth the trip. Just wish she had sailed, that would have been something else.

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Ireland
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64 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I loved my visit on board the Jeanie Johnston. My niece spotted the ship in the harbour and wanted to check it out. This was my second visit but it was just as enjoyable as the first, and she really loved it (she's 12) Laura was our guide and she really was a wealth of knowledge. She had a great... More 

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Varazdin, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful sailboat with amazing history. Our guide was brilliant - eloquent, informative, funny.. He knew how to interest people in a good story. Price was reasonable. I wish more rooms on the boat were opened to browse around, and some of the props need to be renewed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was delighted with our tour guide, timing, information provided, friendliness and knowledge. She went through history respectfully and showed great pride for the job and role of this Ship in history. Keep up the good work Jeany Johnston!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I always remember travelling through Tralee back in the 90's and seeing this ship being built, and then seeing on the news the story of it travelling across the Atlantic. I think it only done it the once, and then it sat idle for many a year, now it is open to public and can be visited. I am sorry... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A must visit whilst in Dublin. Very informative tour. Easy access and hands-on displays. The best thing about this attraction is the price but dont tell them !

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nottingham
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Fascinating history story. Our guide was brilliant. The history of the original ship and its passengers was very moving. Allow a good hour plus for your visit.

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Bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We really enjoyed our tour of the ship. We were very impressed by our guide, her knowledge, passion and enthusiasm shone though and we came away having learnt a lot more about the history of the ship, those who sailed on her and the Irish famine that we had anticipated. If you enjoy learning about history then it is well... More 

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