World Autism Awareness Day at EPIC

2nd April 2017

This Sunday (02/04/2017) is World Autism Awareness Day, and as part of EPIC’s commitment to deliver the perfect visitor experience for all guests, we will be launching our new autism-friendly experience within our museum.

To mark the occasion, we will be offering Irish Autism Action cardholders a 20% discount this Sunday.

To help make our guests’ visit to EPIC as enjoyable as possible, we have developed a visual guide to help our guests familiarize themselves with our venue, the museum exhibition and our building. Our Visitor Experience team have received training from Irish Autism Action.

As we are a digital museum, there are a lot of audio-visual displays that may cause sensory issues with some visitors with autism. We will be making some changes to the exhibition in terms of lighting and sound to make the exhibition more autism-friendly. If you wish, you can bring your own noise-cancelling headphones to use with our audio guides. We also happily welcome autism assistance dogs at EPIC and in the CHQ Building.

If you have any further queries, comments or suggestions about our autism-friendly events or the Visual guide, feel free to contact Thalia Neilson at