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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 473 0111
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Ranked #29 of 281 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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New Jersey, U.S.A.
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you like history you'll love it. If your claustrophobic you won't. Most of the tour takes place in one room below deck which really brings home what tight quarters these people had to deal with. Our guide, Richard, did a great job offering up all kinds of interesting facts and information. Just an hour. Last tour starts at 4PM.... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Only 9€ for an hour guided tour. Paul, our guide, clearly has a passion for history and made the tour emotional funny and information packed. I strongly recommend this attraction to anyone interested in the history of Ireland.

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Really wanted to see this attraction but unfortunately the last tour starts at 4:00. I ranked it "very good" because a ranking is required. The famine sculptures next to it are very moving.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

This was a very interesting and informative tour. Paul our guide told us many facts and stories and what went on during the Irish famine. There were about 30 of us in the group and it was hard to imagine that the ship could hold up to 200 passengers. Would recommend.

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Ottawa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is one of the attractions I was most looking forward to in Dublin. After reading such positive reviews, I was very excited to see a often forgotten part of the past. Unfortunately, I left feeling pretty disappointed and unfulfilled. The ship was amazing on its own, but that was about it. The guide did a fabulous job of explaining... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It was a good experience, well worth the $8. Tour of the ship was good, learnt about history and got great pictures. Tour guide Paul was simply amazing

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a really excellent little tour. Not only is it super interesting and very well presented but it is also heartbreaking and poignant at the same time. Conveniently located to the centre of Dublin the Jeanie Johnston is really well worth a visit. I left having learned a great deal about life in Ireland at the time of the... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Totally enthralling trip, full of history but sill fun at the same time. Fascinating to see how sailors and passengers would have travelled back in the day. Value for money too. Andy Whittingham

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very Informative and well worth the cost, The Tour lasts around an Hour and the Guide will answer any questions raised.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Laura led us on an hours tour of this ship giving graphic information onto the plight of the famine victims and their struggle aboard this vessel to reach a better life. It had us spellbound as she described the conditions aboard and the fight for families to be reunited in America. Good value for money at less than 10 euros.... More

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