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Epic the Irish Emigration Museum (EPIC)
Epic the Irish Emigration Museum (EPIC)

Epic the Irish Emigration Museum (EPIC)

The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland

The Basics

Epic the Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience. Most visitors make their own way through 20 engaging, high-tech galleries, though hour-long guided tours do take place twice daily with spots allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Audio guides are also available for rent.

Visitors can pre-purchase an admission ticket to the exhibition, or opt for a combination ticket that provides access to both EPIC and the Irish Family History Centre, a neighboring genealogy center, where visitors can trace their family ancestry. Dublin Pass holders can avail of free entry to Epic the Irish Emigration Museum.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Dublin

star-4
Worth the value.
Glenn_M, Jul 2022
Admission Ticket for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
It is a very good learning path of Ireland past and present. Also it takes it time to go through everything, worth the price.
star-5
Great experience!
Sean_M, Jul 2022
Admission Ticket for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Loved learning more about my family’s heritage. This is a well worth the time and a very unique experience.
star-4
A must see for all & especially those of us you come home to visit 🇮🇪
Bernadette_C, Jul 2022
Admission Ticket for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Throughly enjoyed this emotional experience as myself & our daughter Saoirse walked through this interactive journey of home 🇮🇪
star-5
Finding the Brannigans.
Charles_L, Jun 2022
Admission Ticket for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Sitting with the Genealogist was so awesome! I found out so much and there is still so much more to do. Thanks
star-5
The technology was...
Roz_F, Jun 2022
Admission Ticket for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
The technology was amazing. The story of the people was sad but very informative. There is something for everyone.
star-5
Informative
Monica_M, May 2022
Admission Ticket for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Cool historical information ; liked the enactments of historical periods . I do not want to write more
star-5
Excellent!
DEBRA_V, May 2022
Admission Ticket for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Entire experience was well thought out and the stetting was lovely... we enjoyed the interactive experience.
star-5
This museum is a must see!
Anne_B, Apr 2022
Admission Ticket for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Library with talking books, booths depicting cinema, communications, theatre, etc. music room and so much more.
star-5
The Irish influence the world
janetlowery, Apr 2022
Admission Ticket for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Interactive, places to pause, important to go at own non-hurried pace, nice locker area. Divided into themes, some historical.
star-5
Ireland’s Global Influence
Matthew_D, Mar 2022
Admission Ticket for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
I was amazed at seeing just how much Irish influence and culture has spread globally through the Irish people and their offspring. The museum was well done. Thoroughly enjoyed.
star-5
Interesting, interactive and fun
Ieesha_M, Feb 2022
Admission Ticket for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Whilst in Dublin for a few days visits the museum. Hours of interactive fun. Worth a visit. The storytelling parts are so interesting.
star-5
Interesting
Ruth_W, Dec 2021
Admission Ticket for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Very interesting worth a visit if you are in Dublin. The interactive things to do on your way round are fun
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Epic the Irish Emigration Museum is especially fascinating for anyone with Irish ancestry.

  • Book tickets in advance during busier times of the year.

  • The exhibition is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

EPIC is located in the beautiful vaults of the CHQ building at Custom House Quay in Dublin’s Docklands, just north of the River Liffey. To get there, take the train to Connolly, Pearse, or Tara Street stations; the Luas Red Line tram to George’s Dock; or the bus (14,15, or 27) to Amiens Street/Connolly Station.

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When to Get There

The museum is busiest from June through September. Even then, the large facility ensures it rarely feels crowded. Go just after opening to beat the crowds.

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Learn More About the Irish Emigration Story

Ireland has experienced several upswings in emigration over the past 300 years, often due to periods of economic depression. The single greatest cause of Irish emigration was the Great Famine, a catastrophic event that devastated the country between 1845 and 1849. Learn more about the famine at the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum and the haunting Famine Memorial, a series of suffering, skeletal bronze figures—both within walking distance of EPIC.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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