Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, Dublin

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Considered a living history museum, Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum recreates the experience of 19th-century emigration for the modern-day public. This ship is a copy of the original three-masted barque construction of John Munn, which was built in Canada in 1847. The original ship carried many emigrants affected by the Great Famine to North America. The replica, created in 1993, serves as an event space, training vessel, and museum. Visit the port to discover more about the ship's historical significance. Make Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum a part of your Dublin vacation plans using our Dublin trip planner .
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  • August 17, 2017
    A replica of one of the Famine Ships that took people from Ireland to the US and Canada in the 1840s and 50s. The tour gave an insight into the conditions faced by those emigrating - the crowding, lac...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    I went on board with a group of friends and had a wonderful time. The guide was very informative and answered any questions about the ship, voyages passengers and crew. I was very impressed with a fig...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Very interesting museum relating the great famine, the atmosphere inside the ship reflect very well this period of time.  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    Cool museum about the Irish famin and the history of a boat who carried many Irish to a better world.
  • May 30, 2017
    One of the must do's in Dublin. Our tour guide was very informative without sounding like a college lecture.
  • June 20, 2017
    Great tour! Very helpful staff.
  • August 25, 2016
    Literally the best thing about our trip to Dublin. It's not just that it's cool to go on a real working replica tall ship. (Perhaps some may actually be quite critical and dissatisfied that the ship is not in pristine condition or that perhaps there isn't a huge variety to see below decks. If you were just let in on your own for a bit - yes.) But what absolutely makes this attraction is the staff. For an hour they skillfully take you on a journey back in time and you really begin to feel and understand just what the Irish famine-driven immigrants experienced on the "coffin ships" on their way to America... And Jeanie had a fascinating story in this chapter of history. The ship is a bit out of the way and I'm not sure how many people know about it. We were in a very relaxed group of about 12 people. But it's partially money from our tickets that keep Jeanie afloat for now. She really deserves a full visitor centre and more fame. I could not believe that such a beautiful ship and key part of Irish history was almost lost until the council finally took over her ownership. Long may it continue. This is a more "real" piece of history than all the museums in Dublin. Advance booking highly recommended as places can run out on the hourly tours.
  • June 25, 2017
    Nice tours, can learn a lot, interesting inside decor.

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