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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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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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doing the famine ship tour on he jeannie johnston brings to life what happened in the mid to late 1800s in ireland. humbling. eductaional. must do.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

doing the famine ship tour on he jeannie johnston brings to life what happened in the mid to late 1800s in ireland. humbling. eductaional. must do.

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

Thank you for your fantastic review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and it's great to have your recommendation as a must do visit in Dublin! Thank you for coming on board with us. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The narrative of the guide was interesting and really brought home how life was aboard the ship. The wax figures were really realistic and my children were fascinated with the stories about the people. Well worthwhile.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! It's great to hear that you and your family enjoyed the tour with us. Thank you for coming on board. More 

Dublin
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An eye opening look at how people left the island of Ireland for a home abroad in America or Australia. I would recommend you stop by to take a look onboard as the talk and walk around is very good.

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

Thank you for your review. It certainly is an eye-opening experience and I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you for coming on board with us. More 

Dublin
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81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth a visit to understand what the Irish people where willing to endure, and in some cases - die in their quest to escape the famine. Cramped conditions, overcrowding, hunger, and sickness were endured if they made it to America and a new life! I took the family. 3 kids ranging from 14, 9, 4 - they all enjoyed it...and... More 

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

Thank you for your excellent review! We're glad to hear that your whole family enjoyed the tour and found it an educational experience. Thank you for visiting us! More 

Blackfoot, Idaho
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting tour of a "good" famine ship. Excellent guide that went into great deal about how the ship maintained excellent sanitation standards compared to other ships transport the Irish to the new world. The amazing thing about this ship is that all its passengers made it to the new world.

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

Thank you for your review. Our guides will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the tour. The ship is unique in its amazing history, so I'm glad you found that too! Thanks for visiting. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great day out and find out alot of what Irish people have gone through during this time. Great value for money and well laid out, will def recommend to friends travelling from overseas

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

Thank you for your fantastic response! I'm delighted to hear that you thought the tour made for a brilliant day out. Thank you for coming aboard! More 

Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful experience - although a short tour it's very engaging has wonderful guides and really gives a good snapshot of life back in the 1800s on famine ships.

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

Thank you for your great review! I'm delighted to hear that you were impressed by how realistic the ship was. Thank you for coming on board. More 

Shorewood, Illinois
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18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ship is well set and the tour guide was very well informed. The low lights and stage made you feel you were living the story of this ship. Worth the tour.

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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! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the tour and felt like you were part of living history. Thank you for coming aboard! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I finally got to board this ship despite it being in the bay for years! It's an excellent visit and the knowledge & friendliness of the staff was fantastic.

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

Thank you for your fantastic review! I'm delighted to hear that you visited us and thought so much of our staff and their knowledge - thank you for coming on board. More 

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff very passionate and knowledgeable with very engaging tour. Impressive boat and good to learn some Irish history

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

Thank you for your great review! Our guides will be thrilled to hear that you appreciated their passion for the ship and its history. Thank you for visiting. More 

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