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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum
Ranked #31 of 514 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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 the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel.
Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

I knew very little about the famine, and within an hour our tour guide Laura managed to give us a detailed backstory, along with the story of the ship and others similar to it. She was able to include many interesting facts along with recount the stories of some of the passengers. Would definatly recommend :)

Thank Steven K
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Reviewed December 6, 2014

Well worth it to give this exhibition an hour or two. Its very engaging and the location is excellent for parking.

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Reviewed November 26, 2014

Would recommend this, my husband not too sure but the enthusiasm and knowledge of the excellent guide changed his mind. She made the whole thing come alive and was very interesting.

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Reviewed November 23, 2014

We came here as a bit of a spur of the moment decision to fill in time before heading back to the airport....very glad we did!! We turned up for the 11am tour and were the only people on it so got our own personal tour which was great! Lots of work going on on the ship at the time, so bits were not accessible and lots of bits and bobs lying about but that didnt distract too much from the overall experience. Very very interesting, our guide was great, v knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the subject. Tour only takes about 40mins so a great little 'stop off', would really recommend.

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Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a great experience, giving insights into life aboard the coffin ships taking emigrants to the Americas in the 1840s. Our guide was very knowledgeable, approachable and clearly loved her work. Highly recommended if you have any interest in Irish history and the Famine

1  Thank David G
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