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Go beyond the stereotypes at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

You won’t find leprechauns or pots of gold here, 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. 

Where we are

The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.

+353 (0)1 906 0861

  • 10 min walk from city centre

    5 min from Connolly/Tara Station
  • George’s Dock Stop

    Luas Red Line
  • Hop off/hop on buses

    All stop outside EPIC
  • We accept Dublin Pass

    Free entry to EPIC

The best museum I've ever been to...

"This is not a classic museum, it is a museum experience. It is very interactive and so is great for kids. You can take in as much information in as much time as you would like."

Kerry721, Waterloo, Belgium 


"This was nothing like i expected. I had seen pictures of others peoples visits but nothing tops actually seeing it in person. Very informative, very interactive!"

Ahrianachance, New York, USA 

Best thing to do in Dublin!

"Anyone that is visiting Ireland must go to Dublin to visit the EPIC museum, it’s a self guided museum where you walk through different sections and learn all about Irish history and culture."

Catherine F, United Kingdom 

A Unique and Fascinating Museum

"This museum deserves all the awards it’s won. A visually entertaining, sophisticated interactive display with a wealth of information on how, where and why the Irish emigrated."

Janet H, Sydney, Australia  

The best museum I have ever visited...

"As you walk from one interactive room to the next, Ireland’s history unfolds before your eyes. Each room takes you through Ireland’s rich tapestry of history. An interesting, thought provoking journey. Highly recommended."

29Gracie29, Horsham, United Kingdom 

What’s happening

Irish Educators Abroad: Building Something Wonderful

This exhibition, opening 6th June, reflects on the role and influence of Irish educators across the globe over the centuries, and highlights Ireland’s long history of exporting male and female educators to work with communities all over the world – a tradition that continues today.

Tiny Tots Tuesday: SENSEable Tots

Join us on Tuesday 11 June for a messy play session with Karen from SENSEable Tots, in this fun sensory workshop for your little ones. Watch them learn through sensory play and exploration at this session, and be sure to wear clothes suitable for mess and mayhem!

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Bloomsday @ EPIC: Ulysses in Distant Lands

Like the Dublin of Ulysses, contemporary Dublin is a vibrant multicultural cityscape, bursting with stories waiting to be told. This Bloomsday, we have asked four Irish and Irish-based writers to share their own Odysseys of their own home places, whether in Ireland or further afield – to tell a story of those places that will be inscribed upon their hearts forever. On Wednesday 12 June.

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Live performance: The Gift

Join us for a live performance of a very special musical piece ‘The Gift’, a melodic commemoration of a donation made by the Choctaw Nation to the Irish people at the height of the Great Irish Famine. The newly developed piece by Stephen Gardner will be performed by the exceptionally talented Ellen Demos, Arun Rao, Alex Petcu and Seán MacErlaine. On Tuesday 28 May.

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EPIC Audio App

The EPIC Audio App offers an audio guide (English, Irish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Mandarin Chinese) that will help guide you through each of our galleries, with stories and information on characters and historical events featured in our galleries. Available to download from the App Store and Google Play.

Discover your Irish roots

The Irish Family History Centre is located in the EPIC gift shop, so it’s the perfect place to drop into after your museum tour to trace your family ancestry. Start with what you know and we’ll help you discover the rest. Find out who your ancestors were and where they came from. We’ll help you start your journey of discovery…