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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Very interesting museum relating the great famine, the atmosphere inside the ship reflect very well this period of time.  more »
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  • I went to see an imitation of this famous ship in September 2014 and it's a very nice museum. It was my first time to visit it. It's very interesting as well. I'd like to go there again someday. I was going to see the ship with my school in December 2004 but unfortunately I didn't make it because I was still bit too sick. I knew it was very disappointing. Anyway it was too cold to go there.
  • Amazing history and story behind this ship. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who likes history. The tour lasts about fifty minutes
  • A hidden gem. Small but a very interesting account of the famine experience. Guide was excellent.
  • Was a great experience to find out what so many sea travellers had to go through during their voyages. Even more interesting to see that each area was set up to look like how it would have at that time.
  • A must see if you are interested in the history of the Irish famine. Replica of a ship used by emigrants during Irish famine to travel to America

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