Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, Dublin

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4.4/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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 asĀ 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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  • An enjoyable hour and good value at 20 Euros for a family ticket. Our guide gave an informative and enjoyable talk about the famine ship (not really a famine museum). We would have liked to have seen ...  read more »
  • Great tour led by Ray on board. Very interesting to understand more about the famine and emigration of which I knew little about before. Ray's presentation was passionate and knew his stuff. Not quite...  read more »
  • Although the Barque is only a third size of the original ship, it should be born in mind that this is a real vessel that has sailed across the Atlantic. Visits comprise of a 45/50 minute tour on board...  read more »
  • 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
  • Full of info and interesting things to make you think. Well worth checking out. I really like history. If you do you more than likely will enjoy this. Great detail put into remaking an accurate ship.
  • Paul was a great guide, with the right balance between factual information, which could get a little heavy, and audience interaction, which was fun. Really interesting tour, short but sweet
  • It may just be a replica of a ship, but the story of the original ship is one that everyone needs to hear. The tour guide Patrick is very informative. Worth the time if you are in Dublin, particularly if you had relatives that were in Ireland during the famine years.
  • Very well preserved ship, but definitely this is not a ship for ocean crossing. The story of the Irish Famine immigration is very interesting. There are some memorials (statues, commemorative plates) close to the Jeanie Johnston ship on the bank of river Liffey.
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