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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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Learn about the famine history of Ireland

A very informative guide, thank you Ray. Loved all the history very informative and knowledgeable guide. Having some restorative work at present but still a great place to go and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Solihull, United Kingdom

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A very informative guide, thank you Ray. Loved all the history very informative and knowledgeable guide. Having some restorative work at present but still a great place to go and see

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St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Replica of a famine ship that brought the Starving Irish population to North America in the mid 1800's with the potato famine that stripped Ireland of over 2 million of it's population. The hardest hit area of Ireland's potato crop failure has never recovered it's population to this day.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I visited the Jeanie Johnston because I friend recommended it and I didn't regret it. We received a superb tour from Patrick and a real insight into what it was like for people who had to leave their country because they had to in order to escape the famine that was engulfing Ireland in the 1840s. The tour takes about... 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! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Patrick. More 

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was very good to see it but it was under repair at the time so we could not go on it but you see it when you go on the yellow bus tour

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

Thank you for your review. Hopefully you can come and visit us the next time you are in Ireland. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Although the ship is currently undergoing restoration works to make it seaworthy once more, there is still enough to see to make the visit worthwhile. Patrick the tour guide was knowledgeable, courteous, and entertaining. Allow 50 minutes, suggest arrive 10 minutes before the start of the tour. Tours can be prebooked.

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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! Patrick will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour experience with him. More 

Redditch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visited on a wet day we had a great tour guide who explained everthink on this ship worth the vist The guide supported Norwich I can't remenber his name but his knowledge was realy good

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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! Your tour guide was Paul, Norwich's number one Irish fan! He'll be delighted to hear that you enjoyed his tour. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

not much to see but tour guide's knowledge makes up for this ,very informative ,probably worth a visit

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

Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour guide's commentary. More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a must on every trip to Dublin. The guide was superb. The story is one that everyone ought to hear, and it is possible to imagine the life of a migrant when belowdecks. Our understanding of the potato famine and the exodus across the Atlantic was greatly advanced by this experience.

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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 enjoyed your tour and learned about some of the history of the Great Irish Famine. More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Must see. The potato famine ship that never lost a passenger. Feel the love that went into this great ship. Hear about the journeys. You will be glad you took the time to visit.

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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 and glowing recommendation! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience on board with us. More 

Douglas, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Well worth the money and tour itself lasts about 50 minutes so just about long enough.In remarkably good condition and shows you another aspect to this wondrous city.Am sure many tourists are ignorant about the potato blight and famine until they visit here.

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

Thank you for your review! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour experience. More 

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