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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Uncover hundreds of stories of adventure, adversity and triumph in the world’s only fully digital museum at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is the new state of the art visitor experience that showcases the unique journey of the Irish nation, where dramatic stories of how Ireland’s diaspora have spread around the globe, and how they changed the world, are told through the technology of now.

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a “must see” visit in any tour of Dublin and Ireland. It is located at the heart of Dublin, at Custom House Quay on the River Liffey, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants.

Through 20 remarkable themed galleries, using cutting-edge interactive technologies, visitors explore the many tales of migration, the forces that have driven it, and the impact that it has had on the world.  This is the authentic and epic story of 10 million journeys and the roots of 70 million people, told with memorable style, passion and in a way that is highly entertaining, engaging and educational.

Visitors begin their journey by receiving a stamped passport as they enter the exhibition. They will follow a path through the 20 remarkable galleries organised into four thematic groups:

Migration: an introduction to Ireland and the arrivals and departures that have shaped it

Motivation: why people left Ireland – the stories of adventure and tragedy

Influence: what Irish people did overseas, and the extraordinary influence they have had in their adopted homelands in politics, business, science, sport and the arts

Connection: where the Irish are now, and what they are doing in today’s highly connected world.

Family Fun Tip:- This top-rated attraction is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Irish culture and history. EPIC also houses the Irish Family History Centre, with a team of genealogy experts to help visitors explore and uncover their Irish roots.

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10 Family Fun Activities to try out at EPIC!

Stamp your souvenir passport
Fill up your very own souvenir EPIC passport. Can you collect every stamp?

Try our interactive sports table
Spin the disks and watch your favourite sports stars come to life

Watch your step
Try out some Irish dancing moves

Listen to talking books
Our library isn’t quiet…the books talk to you!

Get drawing
Create your own crayon masterpiece…or draw whatever you like

Travel through history
Hear people from hundreds of years ago tell you their story

Send a digital postcard
Surprise your family and friends by sending them a greeting

Choose your favourite villain
From pirates to cowboys, pick the most horrible in our dastardly game

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

EPIC Highlights include:

  • 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

Awards:

  • 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

Opening Hours

EPIC is open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and last entry is at 5:00 pm.

The Irish Family History Centre is open daily from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (sharp) .

Open all year apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day.

Last admission: 5:00 pm.

Approx Visit Duration:EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a self-guided tour and can take up to 90 minutes and allow time to browse the shop or enjoy refreshments.

EPIC Admissions

  • Adult — €15
  • Child Age 6-15 – €7.50
  • Child 5 and under – Free
  • Senior/Student – €13

Family Pack Offer

Buy a family pack for only €37.00, saving you €8.00 off the entry price. This pack consists of 2 adult and 2 child tickets, and you can also add additional child tickets for only €6.00 each.

Online Booking

You can book online here through our booking link directly to the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ticket sales

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].

EPIC School Tours

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is the perfect option for your school tour. Explore the 20 highly interactive and visually stunning galleries to discover the influence the Irish have had in every corner of the globe. Learn about some of the great figures who helped shape the world in politics, science, arts, fashion, engineering and sport, with the help of their comprehensive education programmes for both primary and secondary school levels.

To Make A School Tour Enquirty

Discover Your Irish Heritage

As part of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum’s visitor experience, The Irish Family History Centre (operated by Eneclann) will be introducing an exciting way for visitors to search for their Irish ancestors, discover their own unique family story and explore Irish heritage. Knowing who you are and where you come from is something they feel everyone should get excited about. They want you to unearth your Irish roots in the most memorable way you can.

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Directions To EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is located at the heart of Dublin, at Custom House Quay on the River Liffey, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants, it is a short walk from O’Connell Street or Trinity College, so can be easily accessed as part of your visit to the beautiful city of Dublin.

By Foot

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is just 8 minutes from O’Connell Bridge. Walk east from the Bridge along Eden Quay with the River Liffey on your right. Continue along Custom House Quay straight past the historic Custom House until you see an arch on the left, beside The CHQ. The entrance is beside this arch.

By LUAS

Luas Red Line stop at Georges Dock which is right outside EPIC.

By Bus

Get the 14, 15, 27 bus to Amiens Street/Connolly Station and walk 3 minutes to The chq Building. Buses 15a, 15b & 151 arrive at Custom House Quay/Jurys Hotel and walk 1 minute. Also stop 4 on the Dublin Sightseeing Tour’s Dockland route.

By Car

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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Did You Know

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

  • 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.

Awards: 

  • Children in Museums Award 2017 – Shortlisted – the only Irish museum selected for this prestigious European award
  • European Museum of the Year 2018 – Shortlisted
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2017 – Top 5 Irish Museums

Highlights

Find out why Irish people travelled the globe over the centuries

Uncover hundreds of stories of adventure, adversity and triumph

Interact with the past in easy-to-use high-tech galleries

Stamp your very own souvenir EPIC passport as you travel through Irish history

Send a digital postcard from Dublin

Connect with your ancestors at the Irish Family History Centre

Unlike any other museum experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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