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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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Very interesting tour

This is definitvely not a typical museum. The guide explained the life aboard ship in a very good way, with many stories to make it more "colourful". It's very impressive when you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is definitvely not a typical museum. The guide explained the life aboard ship in a very good way, with many stories to make it more "colourful". It's very impressive when you think that no passenger died on the original Jeanie Johnston whereas there have been many catastrophes aboard other ships during that time. There is not that much to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour was informative and well-paced by the guide (Patrick). This is one of the historic sites on the Dublin Pass and it really does not matter that this is a replica of the original ship: its story is compelling.

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Thank John J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well led tour of the ship. Good explanation of the history of the famine and the conditions on the ship.

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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice replica of the original Jeanoe Johnston, which over the years ferried over 2000 people to Quebec, without loosing one. Basically this tour consists of a tour guide telling about the ship and the people who ran it and those who were leaving Ireland. That's about it. The guide was quite good, and his stories interesting but... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ship is a replica, with some adjustments for modern day (since it actually used to sail), but it is beautiful. The real strength of this tour is the guided tour. There are a lot of views out there about the famine that are very political and some simple questions from tourists put our guide in an awkward position regarding... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Terrible and definitely not worth the entry fee. This is a really boring attraction which is basically just listening to the tour guide drone on about the famine for over an hour with some of the worst jokes ever thrown in. The subject of the famine is interesting but not when told by the guide we had as he bored... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a scaled-down replica of the original Jeanie Johnston ship, but well worth seeing. Our tour guide had a strong Irish accent and talked fairly rapidly, so maybe we should have acclimated ourselves to the language a couple of days more, before taking the tour! Learned a lot about the famine and the different ships that took people to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent tour in Irish history and the devastation of the Potato Famine. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and welcome questions. This 50 minute was well worth it.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just happened to spot the ship at the docks area and decided to go on a whim. Found this great value and knowledgble guide made the time fly by. Fascinating story very well told especially the tale at the end - no spoilers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of really interesting facts and stories. Our guide was very informative and engaging. I learned a lot. It's a really great tour and would recommend!

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