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Review of Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum
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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin
Ranked #33 of 498 things to do in Dublin
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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.
Sutton, Ireland
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“A definate must do!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

I've lived in Dublin all my life and thought I'd done all the typical touristy things.I only heard about this a few weeks ago and added it to my Dublin bucket list and I'm so glad I did! The tour it self is just under an hour which means its not boring. Our tour guide Paul was so knowledgeable and had a real passion for this subject which really came across. He was excellent! He was so informative and had great stories about the people who travelled onboard. Being Irish I learned about the famine in school but this tour isn't just about the politics and the consequences of the famine, it's about the individual personal stories of people which for me is way better!
I can't recommend this tour enough, it is very reasonably priced, goes on for about 50 mins plus there are tours more or less every hour. Pleas do this tour, you not regret it!

Visited September 2013
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very moving - excellent guide full of passion and extremely knowledgeable. The ship is authentically reconstructed and the real life stories we were told helped us to try and understand the courage of those setting out on such a terrible journey.

Visited August 2013
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west midlands
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“Replica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

The Jeanie Johnston is a replica of the actual ship,which transported people to Canada and America at the time of the potato famine. The cabin area showed the cramped conditions for the passengers. Also though we were told that the passengers were reasonably well cared for and none actually lost their lives on any of the voyages, even though many were starving on embarkation. Well worth a visit to this attraction.

Visited August 2013
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Essex
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“Informative and engaging”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

I visited this attraction on a very hot day and wondered if I would find it a little stuffy below deck but I was pleasantly surprised by how engaging the tour was. There were only about 12 people on my tour so it was very intimate and everybody had a chance to ask questions and take photos. The guide, Paul was very informative and clearly loved his job, speaking very enthusiastically about the plight of the ship's passengers. I would recommend this tour for history lovers especially those who want to learn more about Ireland's past.

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Great tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

This tour offers great insight into what life was like aboard a famine ship. The tour lasted just over an hour, which is long enough. The tour guide was very informative - she answered all questions with ease & was well able to elaborate on any input that was offered by those taking the tour.
Would recommend this tour, especially if you're just learning about the Irish famine.

Visited August 2013
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