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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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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin

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Brilliant Tour! Well worth a visit.

Fantastic tour with great enthusiasm by the team there. Great knowledge of the history of the ship and the wider Irish famine history. Will definatley recommend to anyone who is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Fantastic tour with great enthusiasm by the team there. Great knowledge of the history of the ship and the wider Irish famine history. Will definatley recommend to anyone who is going to Dublin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The tour guide was very informative and you could see her genuine interest and empathy with the subject, as a museum dont expect to see a lot as its basically above and below deck, but definitely worth the visit especially if using the dublin pass

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Very close to Dublin Temple Bar Zone you have a ship which is a replica of the original Jeanie Johnston and it worth taking some time to visit. In this journey inside the ship you'll get to learn a little bit of Ireland history and the Great Famine period. How it affected Ireland and the US and how voyages used... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

9eu per person for a really informative and interesting 45 minute tour. There were only 6 people on the tour when I did it during the week, which was not booked in advance. Close to Samuel Beckett Bridge & The Convention Centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting insight into ireland in a different time. Guide was very good and obviously had a great personal interest in the ships history. Good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This tour was excellent! The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the trips taken by the Jeanie Johnston and had detailed information about passengers and crew alike. Kids and adults alike were interested in what was said about the travels from Ireland during the Famine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Jeanie Jonston doesn't really feature in a lot of trendy visitors guides to Dublin. We just saw it and popped in for a guided tour. (All tours are guided only.) Not a big ship to visit and there isn't much to see. The ship isn't the actual Jeanie Johnston as the original sank a while ago. This is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The tour was very good and I learned a lot. Our guide was also very friendly and happy to answer any questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have the privilage of taking the jeanie johnson famine ship tour quite a bit with different student groups for work and it never gets old :-) the staff & tour guides are great at getting the history across while keeping it light & entertaining, a definate recommend for anyone interested in irish history or just something different to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

An interest in history and the emigrant experience led us to take this tour, and we were so glad we did. The guide was very knowledgeable and interesting and clearly cared about his subject, and the tour gave us a vivid sense of what it was like for Irish people who were escaping from the famine. This ship has a... More 

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