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. Put Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum into our Dublin vacation trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • a replica of the viking era right on your front, you can notice how the men were ingenious already at that time
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  • Great tour, couldn't recommend it more. The ship where no one has ever died, which was a huge feat back then.  more »
  • Used our Dublin City pass, was a bit of confusion to start with as the ship has been moved for a few months from its normal location, all sorted in the end! We didn't book and just turned up and made ...  more »
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  • This is a great tour that we didn't even have planned. It is a replica of the Jeanie Johnston, which was an immigrant ship that ran from Ireland to Canada. The tour guides are very informative and friendly. They tell you about an area, then you are free to explore and take pictures.
  • 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.
  • Not much to see on the ship. Not the original ship. But the tour guide was very nice and told a great story. If you are interested in migration go to the Irish Migration Museum across the street for roughly the same cost.
  • Jeanie! Afloat to tell a lot! Explore the irish-famine imigration history.
  • It's not until you realize this is one of the 'plague' ships that sailed from Ireland to the US just how small the darn thing is for the journey it didn't take 8 hours but weeks the close quarters would be an airlines dream but hellish for weeks at a time