The Irish Famine Museum is temporary and located on the 2nd floor of the Stephens Green Shopping Centre in Dublin, Ireland.
We are open between 12pm and 6pm.
We are recognised as one of the best museums in Dublin to learn about the Famine / Great Hunger.
Please allow 45mins to an hour to visit.
If you are searching for what to do in Dublin, you like museums, and would like to know what really happened in this great catastrophic event, then this museum is a must.
Other things to do in Dublin Ireland that we would recommend would be to visit the Epic Emigration Museum and one of the National Museums such as the Museum of Archaeology on Kildare Street.
A DVD containing information in the museum is available to purchase on this website. It is compatible worldwide and will be a wonderful gift for a friend or loved one.
The Irish Potato Famine was the most catastrophic event in Ireland's turbulent history. It is also regarded as being one of the worst Famines in history (deaths as a proportion to population). The use of the word 'Famine' in this context is controversial, for Ireland at the time was part of the richest Empire in the World (the British Empire). There was sufficient food in the country throughout the 'Famine' years, yet over a million people died from starvation and disease, and millions more were forced to flee.
Some historians prefer to use the name 'Great Hunger' to describe this period of mass death from starvation and disease.
This museum tells the story of what happened during those horrific years. We use rare 19th century photographs, witness accounts, contemporary sketches as well as maps and statistical information. A 15 minute film with seating is included in the museum and the average time spent by visitors is 1 hour.
A DVD of the museum can also be purchased at the venue.
This museum is dedicated to all victims of the Irish Potato Famine or The Great Hunger.