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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Winner Europe’s leading Tourist Attraction 2019
“EPIC has been voted Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards, beating Buckingham Palace, the Roman Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower.”
You won’t find leprechauns or pots of gold at EPIC, but you’ll discover that what it means to be Irish expands far beyond the borders of Ireland through the stories of Irish emigrants who became scientists, politicians, poets, artists and even outlaws all over the world. Discover Ireland from the outside in and find out why saying “I’m Irish” is one of the biggest conversation starters, no matter where you are.
Did You Know?
- Rihanna has Irish ancestors! Her Irish surname, Fenty, inspired the name for her makeup line.
- Three members of the Beatles – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison – all come from families of Irish descent.
- Irish physicist John Tyndall was the first to explain why the sky is blue.
Shortlisted for the Children in Museums Award 2017, EPIC is a modern museum situated in Dublin’s Docklands; it tells the moving and unforgettable story of the 10 million Irish people who left their homeland – and how they influenced and shaped the world.
Experience this story in 20 breath-taking interactive galleries, complete with touchscreens, motion-sensor games, and audio and video to bring these one-of-a-kind tales to life.
Family Fun Activities to try at home
We are delighted to share with you the new downloadable EPIC Computer Scientists History-at-Home Pack for families with children aged 8+! It’s downloadable for free from their website at and is the third in a series of many exciting educational packs to come from EPIC.
Did you know that the first piece of computing equipment is over 4000 years old? Or that the first computers were as big as a house? Create your very own algorithm or learn how to ‘speak computer’ using emojis! Get stuck in with 13 pages of quizzes, puzzles and activities, perfect for enquiring minds! You don’t even need your own computer to take part!
10 Family Fun Activities to try out at EPIC!
1. Stamp your souvenir passport
Fill up your very own souvenir EPIC passport. Can you collect every stamp?
2. Try our interactive sports table
Spin the disks and watch your favourite sports stars come to life
3. Watch your step
Try out some Irish dancing moves
4. Listen to talking books
Our library isn’t quiet…the books talk to you!
5. Get drawing
Create your own crayon masterpiece…or draw whatever you like
6. Travel through history
Hear people from hundreds of years ago tell you their story
7. Send a digital postcard
Surprise your family and friends by sending them a greeting
8. Choose your favourite villain
From pirates to cowboys, pick the most horrible in our dastardly game
9. Discover your Irish family
Maybe even track down your great-great-great-great-great-grandparents at the Irish Family History Centre
10. Take the EPIC quiz
Can you answer every question on our interactive touch screen quiz?
- Travel back in time through 1,500 years of history
- Interact with the past in easy-to-use high-tech galleries
- Discover family-friendly exhibits full of entertainment and education
- Stamp your very own EPIC passport as you move through Irish history
- Connect with your ancestors at the Irish Family History Center
- Leading Tourist Attraction 2019 at World Travel Awards – Winner
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019
- European Museum of the Year 2018 – Shortlisted
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
- TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2017 – Top 5 Irish Museums
- Children in Museums Award 2017 – Shortlisted – the only Irish museum selected for this prestigious European award
EPIC is open daily from 10:00 am to 6:45 pm and last entry is at 5:00 pm.
Late opening on a Thursday from Jul to Sept 2019.
Open all year round excl. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day.
Last admission: 5:00 pm.
Approx Visit Duration: 90 minutes. Cafes and restaurants in CHQ
- Adult (18+) — €16.50
- Child Age 6-15 – €8.00
- Child 5 and under – Free
- Senior/Student – €15
- Family (2 adults + 2 Children) (Save €9!) €40
- Family (2 Adults + 1 Child) (Save €5!) €36
- Group (Group of 10+) €14.50
- Senior Groups €13.00
You can book online here through our booking link directly to the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ticket sales
EPIC Special Offers
Family Pack Offer – Buy a family pack for only €40.00 (Save 9!). This pack consists of 2 adult and 2 child tickets, and you can also add additional child tickets for only €6.50 each.
EPIC Lunch – €25.95 – Entry to EPIC and a 2 course lunch at the Hilton Garden Inn Custom House Quay
EPIC on Dublin Pass – Get FREE entry to EPIC and some of Dublin’s best attractions with the Dublin Pass
Group Booking – Group rates available for 10 or more people pre-booking. For Group Bookings please contact them on 01 906 0861 or email [email protected].
Cafés and bars at EPIC
EPIC is located in the CHQ building on Dublin’s Docklands. There is a large selection of bars and restaurants to choose from and a large outdoor terrace to enjoy the summer sun.
Enjoy a tour of EPIC and a 2 course lunch in the Hilton Garden Inn for only €33.50!
Ely Bar & Grill
EPIC School Tours
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is the perfect destination for your school tour. With 20 stunning, interactive galleries at EPIC and ties to the primary school curriculum, your students will learn something new, and most importantly – have loads of fun!
To Make A School Tour Enquiry
EPIC Virtual Summer Camps
Escape your house and explore the world alongside the Irish diaspora this summer with our EPIC Explorers Imagination Camp for Kids! Delivered remotely, this camp consists of a 1-hour Zoom delivered session, followed by 2-hours of engaging activities for children and families to do at home together.
Prices start from €5.00 for 1 workshop, or €15.00 for 5. You can also avail of their special family ticket for €40.00, which includes entry to EPIC along with all 5 workshops. To find out more details and book book.
Discover Your Irish Roots
Become historical detectives with your little ones at the Irish Family History Centre, as part of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum’s visitor experience. The Irish Family History Centre (operated by Eneclann) introduces an exciting way for visitors to search for their Irish ancestors, discover their own unique family story and explore their Irish heritage. Knowing who you are and where you come from is something everyone should get excited about!
Directions to EPIC
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is located at the heart of Dublin, at Custom House Quay on the River Liffey, a short walk from O’Connell Street or Trinity College and easily accessible as part of your visit to Dublin.
8 minutes’ walk from O’Connell Bridge. Walk east from the Bridge along Eden Quay with the River Liffey on your right and continue along Custom House Quay until you see CHQ. The entrance is inside!
Luas Red Line stop at Georges Dock
14, 15, 27 bus to Amiens Street/Connolly Station and 3 minute walk to CHQ.
Buses 15a, 15b & 151 also arrive at Custom House Quay/Jurys Hotel which is 1 minute walk away.
Also stop 4 on the Dublin Sightseeing Tour’s Dockland route.
The CHQ is easily located in most Sat Navs (coordinates – 53.348031,-6.247889) and parking is available nearby to the rear of Jurys Inn Hotel, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1. Parking enquiries should be made directly to Park Rite
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