Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, Dublin

4.4
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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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  • Tour I took lasted for about 40 minutes. During the tour guide talked about history of ship and its importance. The ship itself if a replica (not original) built especially as a museum, unable to sail...  more »
  • Instead of history textbooks I recommend visiting this ship. This is just a replica, but with a very well-done exposition and excellent guides. The original ship served for several years to transport the Irish who fled to America and Canada before famine. In a relatively small area, 6-7 weeks travelled through 200 people. During the interpretation you will learn all this interesting form. And it's not just about historical data and numbers, but everything is diversify with human stories. Great place!
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  • Gearóid was a wonderful guide on our first visit to the Jeanie Johnston today. He was very informative and told the stories behind the characters very vividly. Well worth a visit by visitors from near...  more »
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  • I cannot recommend this highly enough. It was well worth the price of admission. The tour guide was fantastic with a real passion for the story he was telling. The experience really helped me to understand the situation of those fleeing the famine and the conditions they experienced. It was easy for me to feel like I was being given a glimpse back into my ancestors lives. I would have appreciated more time to explore and take photographs but I understand the need to keep people together for their own safety. Caution: there are steep stairways and a number of trip hazards. Watch your step and listen to instructions. Enjoy.
  • If you’re lucky enough to get Ray as your tour guide then you’re in for an awesome tour. It’s small but extremely interesting. We had a great time. You’re able to see the conditions under which the Irish emigrated from Ireland to various countries.
  • Somewhat disappointing. However, our guide had only been doing the tour for 2 weeks and was maybe just learning. She was knowable and pleasant- but the tour ended 10 minutes early and our guide did not make it very interesting.
  • Very interesting stories about the ship. The tour is 50 minutes but no tours between 1 and 2. The tour gives insight of life on the ship.
  • A truly great experience with a passionate guide who knows how to captivate his audience. Went there with a group of French students. They understood him perfectly.
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