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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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Good overview of history and a chance to ponder on those that were forced to leave and the terrible circumstances surrounding the ships past

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

Good overview of history and a chance to ponder on those that were forced to leave and the terrible circumstances surrounding the ships past

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an eye opener to the hard times and struggles our ancestors went through to make it to America during the Potato Famine! Our guide was knowledgeable and was a master in retelling their story to us. Very informative and it reminded us how well we have it now.

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Long Island, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very little to see inside this very small museum, a few mannequins, along with labels where you can read various individual stories, most of which are duplicated in the guide's commentary. Hard to move around to see anything, given the number of people on the tour. Admire the ship from the dock, and maybe visit the National Museum of Ireland... More 

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Gabriola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very knowledgeable guide. Gives good insight into famine ships and conditions as well as shows an owner who had the best interests of his crew and passengers at heart. Liked the use of models of real passengers and their records.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Brings to life the troubled times in Irish history. The story is amazing. Captain cared for the safety and wellbeing of his passengers. No fatalities on this ship versus tragedy on so many others.

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Belmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This ship tells the story of Ireland's horrible period of famine during the mid 1800's. The ship haboured in Dublin is a remake that was built in around 1998 and was launched in 2000. The ship is exact replica as you can get. They spent a lot of time on the details making sure it was rebuilt true to form.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ship looks great from the quayside. But once you go inside you realise it is a mock ship and below deck resembles a run down barn. The guide was rude when we asked some questions.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We really enjoyed this ship tour. We learned lots of the great famine and the tour guide was very knowledgable,

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

Thank you for sending us your review of our tall ship! We are glad to hear that you learned so much on board with us! More 

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a replica of a famine ship that they sometimes called coffin ships. It depicts the terrible plight that the Irish suffered having to travel abroad! Our tour guide was informative and enlightening about the era!

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

Thank you for taking the time to send us your wonderful 5* review of our tall ship! We are humbled to see that you recommend us so highly to other tourists. Many thanks for coming on board! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was worth the money and parking across street behind hotel for $3.50 euros/hr. The wife enjoyed the tour as it is short but informative.

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

Thank you for sending us your fantastic 5* review Terry! It was a pleasure to have you both on board and we are thrilled that your wife learned so much about her own Irish ancestry during our tour. More 

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