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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

CHQ, 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

EPIC nominated for a World Travel Award

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum has been recognised as one of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attractions for 2019 in the World Travel Awards. Help us join the list of winners including the Eiffel Tower, the Acropolis in Athens and the London Eye. 

We need your help! We're up against The Colosseum and The Eiffel Tower in the @WTravelAwards but with your vote, we can get Dublin onto the world stage! 🌍
Voting closes 28th April.
https://t.co/rArWesbGWv

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Add your poem to Dublin City’s first Poetry Jukebox

The Poetry Jukebox is making its first appearance in Dublin city centre this summer. An on-street installation that provides an innovative platform for poetry, listeners will be able to choose from a range of poems at the touch of a button! We are inviting poets to send in their poems on the themes of hunger and migration.

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Slime Lab with Catherine McGuinness

There’s a slime and a place for getting messy and it’s here with us at EPIC! Catherine McGuinness will be returning to the museum for a seriously slimy science lab. Themed around Easter, we’ll be making slime in spring colours, such as pink, blue and yellow! Come along, get creative and get a little slimy!

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Across the Waves: The Seafaring Irish Exhibition

What was life like aboard a ship for nineteenth-century emigrants? Who were the Irish people who invented the submarine, who founded the Argentinian Navy or who were pirate hunters in New Zealand? This new exhibition running from 15 March – 1 May will explore the history of the Irish at sea and their stories of adventure, opportunity and tragedy.

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The Irish Rovers visit EPIC

EPIC was proud to welcome and congratulate The Irish Rovers for the recent release of their best selling album “The Unicorn, the Continuing Story”, a re-record for the 50th anniversary of the Unicorn Album, first released in 1968.

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Add your poem to Dublin City’s first Poetry Jukebox

The Poetry Jukebox is making its first appearance in Dublin city centre this summer. An on-street installation that provides an innovative platform for poetry, listeners will be able to choose from a range of poems at the touch of a button! We are inviting poets to send in their poems on the themes of hunger and migration.

read more

Slime Lab with Catherine McGuinness

There’s a slime and a place for getting messy and it’s here with us at EPIC! Catherine McGuinness will be returning to the museum for a seriously slimy science lab. Themed around Easter, we’ll be making slime in spring colours, such as pink, blue and yellow! Come along, get creative and get a little slimy!

read more

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…