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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 


Amazing!

"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

Herstory: Ireland's EPIC Women TV series

We are delighted to partner with RTÉ, Herstory Ireland, Underground Films and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to bring the stories of Ireland’s greatest female trailblazers to Irish screens. The series is part of the Herstory 20/20 Project, which is an ambitious storytelling platform devoted to uncovering forgotten but fascinating women’s stories from history, mythology and contemporary culture.

Do you know any budding artists or illustrators? Suitable for ages 12 – 16 years old, join us for an inspiring workshop led by @tarsilakruse where you will create your very own self-portrait inspired by #BlazingATrail exhibition. On 29 Feb. https://hubs.ly/H0n5x8w0

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Blazing a Trail exhibition now open at EPIC

Blazing a Trail exhibition now open at EPIC

Due to popular demand, ‘Blazing a Trail: Lives and Legacies of Irish Diaspora Women’ will return from January – March 2020 (specific dates apply) at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. The exhibition celebrates the lives and legacies of 21 pioneering Irish diaspora women of the 19th and 20th centuries who blazed a trail in a wide range of fields.

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The Power of a Name exhibition opens at EPIC

The Power of a Name exhibition opens at EPIC

We have created a new exhibition in our museum, to help you pay tribute to those who emigrated from Ireland and make them part of our emigration history. Our new exhibition, The Power of a Name, invites people from all over the world to add their Irish ancestors’ names to our museum. 

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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…