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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

Custom House Quay, Dublin, 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 Jury's Inn Hotel.
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Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Once again you must know your history of Ireland and the potato famine to appreciate this. One million people emigrated from Ireland in the years of the potato famine. Most of these ships were called coffin ships because a great many died in them due...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of info well presented, highly recommended, very interesting , now want to research more! Thanks

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 2 days ago

we went with our sons (age 9 and 3). it was a good, short tour. remarkable because the ship carried so many passengers during the famine (mid-1800s) and had no recorded fatalities.

Thank KidsOnTheRoad
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our third trip to Dublin and each time we missed seeing the Jeanie Johnston. So glad we finally made it. Very informative and visual of what life was like aboard one of the famine ships. I was happy that the Jeanie Johnston never...More

Thank ilymom
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good tour with a history teacher for our guide. It was amazing that this ship was the only one not to lose anyone on the many voyages it carried out.

Thank Patsy W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautifully Restored ship. There are guided tours, with a complete history. It sits in the River Liffey, with gang planks to get to it from the North Wall walk ways.

Thank Brad T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is included with the Dublin Pass. Our tour guide was excellent and we learned a lot about the incredible hardships the Irish people endured during the years of the potato famine. The tour lasts about an hour, and the tour guide is happy...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Jeanie Johnston on our first day in Dublin. We were really glad we did. We definitely enjoyed the history and learning about some of the passengers that made it to America. I would definitely recommend it on your trip to Dublin. It...More

Thank debrajkennedy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this one-hour tour of the ship replica as a means of gaining a bit more insight about the devastating years in Ireland related to the Potato Famine. Our guide was knowledgeable about the topic and accommodating. We wanted to go back down below...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely man (Ray perhaps) who showed us around and made the tour really lively and interesting. He even took a picture of us on the ship after. We loved it that much we agreed it was our highlight in Dublin!

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21 January 2017|
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Response from JeanieJohnston | Property representative |
Good Morning, The guided tour of the Jeanie Johnston takes approximately 50 minutes from start to finish. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you onboard in the near future.