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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

Custom House Quay, Dublin D01 KX44, Ireland
+353 1 473 0111
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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.
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  • Average5%
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Custom House Quay, Dublin D01 KX44, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Part of the 'Dublin Pass' so well worth the investment and effort. Fascinating history about Irish famine and how people had to endure such journies. Its adjacent to EPIC centre so an ideal connection. TIP ...make sure you book a tour time as it is...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We didn't do the tour but and only bumped into the ship by accident walking down the river. The tour group was already there and every one seemed to be paying attention - sign of a good tour. The ship is very unique on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative and made the history alive. The inside of this ship depicted the living conditions of the immigrants well

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't do much in Dublin, we were so tired from the overnight flight. But we did do this attraction, and were very glad of it. The ship itself is beautiful, but basically just another Tall Ship. If you've been on others then you're familiar...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the information from the guide but the tour wasn’t very interactive. Slightly disappointing after experiencing the EPIC museum. Was interesting to see the conditions people would have to endure on these types of ships.

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JeanieJohnston, Crew at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dadadum1, thank you for visiting the Jeanie Johnston and for taking the time to review our tour. We are glad to hear that enjoyed retracing the steps of many Irish emigrants on board our tall ship. Regards, The Jeanie Johnston Crew

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the story and history and our tour guide was great. We just thought it would be more of a tour of the actual ship itself, but it is not. They take you onto the ship and just below into one room they have...More

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JeanieJohnston, Crew at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and for sending us your review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed learning about this fascinating period in Irish history on board with us. Regards, The Jeanie Johnston Crew

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It wasn't the best of days when we went down on the train but we wanted to see this ship after looking at it from O'Connell Bridge on previous trips. After our visit I'm torn. Perhaps I've seen too many tourist attractions but I wasn't...More

Thank Glyn D
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JeanieJohnston, Crew at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Jeanie Johnston and for taking the time to send us your review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed hearing about the history of our Tall Ship on board. Regards, The Jeanie Johnston Crew

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Team this with a visit to EPIC to get a full overview of Irish emigration. The tour was informative and made you really think about how hard it was for those who emigrated. The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship was apparently the only ‘coffin ship’ never...More

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JeanieJohnston, Crew at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to send us your fantastic review Heather! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Regards, The Jeanie Johnston Crew

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Famine Sculptures gives you the chill, but seeing the boat and many of the lost in the sea filled with these unfortunate people also make you wonder about the tough life those people had it.

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JeanieJohnston, Crew at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your fantastic 5 star review of the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship, FreeJohnny. We are thrilled that you enjoyed learning about this fascinating period in Irish history on board with us. Regards, The Jeanie Johnston Crew

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having a talk on a replica famine ship brought the horror of the time to life. The tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging. There were a range of ages aboard and everyone was interested in the stories. Going into the hold revealed how horrifying the...More

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JeanieJohnston, Crew at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and for taking the time to send us your feedback, we are delighted to read your lovely comments about our tour. Regards, The Jeanie Johnston Crew

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