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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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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin
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We did the tour of the Jeanie Johnston ship and learned so much about the famine. Our tour guide was excellent, every question anyone asked her was answered with a wealth of... read more

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the tour of the Jeanie Johnston ship and learned so much about the famine. Our tour guide was excellent, every question anyone asked her was answered with a wealth of information. It is sad to learn of how many of the immigrants lived on these ships but also inspiring to learn of their resilience. The story of the... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came across the ship-a replica of a three-masted barque- on a different day from when we saw the Famine Memorial, another facet of Dublin that didn't seem well advertised. We weren't able to go on board, as the attraction was closed, but to see the ship and imagine what it might have been like to travel from there to... More 

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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! We are sorry to hear that on this occasion you were not able to take the full tour of our tall ship, however we hope if you are passing through Dublin again in the future that we will have the opportunity to welcome you on board! More 

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

We finally got round to taking a tour of the Jennie Johnston and although the tour is a little short for all the articles that are on show to be read properly it was still very interesting .Ray the guide was excellent with his knowledge of the famine and spoke very well about the plight of the Irish people.

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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 Jo-anne! Ray will be thrilled to read your lovely comments about his tour and we have noted your comments about the length of our tours also. Many thanks for coming on board with us! More 

Sterling, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This tour was OK. Knowing what I know now I probably still would have gone, but the tour is short. You start out on the deck of the ship where the tour guide gives a quick intro before taking you into the hold. Inside the ship, your are shown what life was like for the Irish traveling aboard the ship... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited this attraction and number of years ago and gave it a poor review. After I had seen that they had spent some money improving the customer experience I decided to give it another try. my second visit was a much improved experience. a well organised tour with an informative guide. if your ancestors travelled to the USA/Canada/Australia etc... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did the Jeanie Johnston tour and we were amazed at how much we learned about the great Irish famine and the subsequent emigration. Our guide was excellent and brought the whole experience to life. I thoroughly recommend this ship if you are at all interested in this part of Irish history.

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Lyons-la-Foret, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of this boat is absolutely fascinating and very enlightening despite its background, this is a replica of the original boat which is no longer around unfortunately I would recommend booking in advance as it is a very popular tour, the ship/ lower deck museum can be reached via a 20 minute walk from O'Connell street or via the... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Entertaining & informative tour by Billy. Great intro to social history in Ireland. We didn't book before.

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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! It is great to hear that you enjoyed gaining this insight into Irish history and Billy will be delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed his tour! It was great to have you on board! More 

South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An hour on the Jeanie Johnston will provide the basics all you need to know to understand the Irish potato famine and massive emigration. The guide is friendly and knowledgeable and a great communicator. If you don't know much about the potato famine, or are interested in anything nautical, be sure to go.

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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 Robert! It is wonderful to hear that you gained such a strong insight into the Irish famine during our tour and enjoyed your experience on board our tall ship. Thank you for coming on board the Jeanie Johnston! More 

Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This fascinating tour of the replica famine ship lasted approximately 50 minutes, but thanks to our guide Osin we were kept entertained with the remarkable history of the vessel and its crew and passengers! The ticket price was very reasonable and we also got 10% off with the attraction postcard in our hotel lobby.

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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 fantastic 5* review Cheryl! We are delighted that you enjoyed learning about the history of our Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Óisin will be thrilled to read your lovely comments about his tour. It was lovely to have you on board! More 

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