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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 #21 of 252 Attractions 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Relive the experience of emigrants travelling across the Atlantic Ocean on this replica tall ship. Laura explained all in great detail bringing the history back to date with the stories of everyone involved in the trade of transporting people to America and Canada. This attractions is well worth a visit and will help with the further refurbishment of the ship.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Very moving insight into the famine. Paul, our guide, managed to move me to tears. Has to be one of the best tourist attractions in Dublin and well worth a visit.

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IRELAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Very interesting tour of the Jeannie Johnston with a well informed and lively guide who caught everyone's imagination young and old.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

The Jeanie Johnston is a replica of a 19th century Coffin Ship of the same name. There is a small museum below the deck where a lovely tour guide called Laura talks you through the life onboard. We really enjoyed the insight that led up the mass emigration during the potato famine.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a fantastic tour and a great insight into the horrors facing Irish people during the Famine. You get the chance to go on board a replica of the ship and see how immigrants travelled across the Atlantic. The guide was amazing and very knowledgeable - he gave us just the right mix of history and personal stories captured... More 

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Gillingham Dorset UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Would really recommend this as it gives a very special insight into the history of the famine in Ireland and the famine ships taking the irish Emmigrants to Canada and the USA. It was very moving. The tour guide Laura ( I think) was passionate, interesting and very well informed.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My family thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Laura, the guide, is genuinely interested and knowledgable about history in general and the Irish in particular. The time of the famine was a horrendous period for the Irish and Laura engaged with the visitors and provided plenty of insight. Highly recommended to take this tour while in Dublin.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have to confess I didn't g into this Ship, but my daughter (11) did with a school trip. She enjoyed it so much, that I almost feel qualified to write a review. The actors transport you to the hardship of the passengers that cross the Atlantic back in the day. It was build to celebrate the millennium and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I knew very little about the famine, and within an hour our tour guide Laura managed to give us a detailed backstory, along with the story of the ship and others similar to it. She was able to include many interesting facts along with recount the stories of some of the passengers. Would definatly recommend :)

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Well worth it to give this exhibition an hour or two. Its very engaging and the location is excellent for parking.

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