Education at The Dunbrody Famine Ship

Education at Dunbrody Famine Ship

Educational tours of Dunbrody Famine Ship are a delightful learning experience for school tours and educational groups of any age.

The exhibit and museum are designed to appeal to everyone from curious children to history lovers, maritime enthusiasts, John F. Kennedy fans, Irish elders and families reconnecting to their Irish heritage and ancestral stories. It is a must-see when visiting Wexford.

Kid’s Activities

We host kids events throughout the year, including a Halloween Spooktacular and a Santa Wonderland—check out our News and Events page for further listings.


Children’s Tour Groups

The excitement begins as you approach New Ross and get your first glimpse of the awe-inspiring Tall Ship exhibition docked in the quay, floating majestically in the waters of the River Barrow.

Tours are welcomed and guided by trained facilitators who, along with our costumed actors, will bring history to life in young hearts and minds. We encourage questions so that the ultimate teaching your children take home with them is one of faith, courage and opportunity in the face of deep hardship.

The lesson, in the form of a fun adventure trip to a Tall Ship, engages children’s fertile imaginations with a physical and real-time experience of a critically important era of Irish history.


Wheelchair and Stroller Friendly

Dunbrody Famine Ship, museum, shop and dining experience is wheelchair and stroller friendly, an excellent option for a rainy-day activity in Wexford for groups of any size, and a must-see when visiting Wexford in any season.

The Dunbrody team will custom tailor the presentation to meet your group’s needs, providing an entertaining and educational experience. Exhibit tours including the museum take anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes or more depending on the attention span of your group and the depth of interest and questions.

Please contact us to pre-book your group or school tour for special group pricing to ensure your best day at Dunbrody Famine Ship.