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We may be temporarily closed, but you can enjoy a world of museum experiences at home, school or anywhere.

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

Friends Go Free to EPIC Museum

Halloween Spooktacular!

This midterm break, EPIC is the perfect place for families looking to ‘Trick or Treat’ and spook up their week with our exciting range of events. We have joined up with Samhain Festival online to celebrate the ancient origins of Halloween and Ireland’s storytelling tradition. From creepy creative workshops to traditional Halloween games and hijinks, join us as we return to our folkloric roots and unleash our inner Seanchaí!

We are the only Irish visitor attraction or museum to be included in the World Travel Awards @wtravelawards Final for the title of World’s Leading Tourist Attraction. Your vote could help us win an award for the Irish everywhere https://epicchq.com/help-create-a-good-news-story-for-the-irish-abroad/

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Help Create a Good News Story for the Irish Abroad

Help Create a Good News Story for the Irish Abroad

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum are the only Irish visitor attraction or museum to be included in this year’s World Travel Awards Final for the title of World’s Leading Tourist Attraction. With your vote, this win would be an Award for the Irish everywhere – celebrating their experiences, stories and lives.

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Santa’s Grotto at EPIC

Santa’s Grotto at EPIC

Come and visit Santa in our magical festive vaults, or enjoy a private audience with the man himself from home! Choose your Santa experience today.

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Ireland and the Black Atlantic

Ireland and the Black Atlantic

Join us for the next fascinating talk as part of our new series Hidden Histories of the Irish Abroad, where we will explore Irish involvement in slavery, anti-slavery and contestation and collaboration between Irish and Black nationalist and civil rights movements.

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Temporary closure of EPIC: Latest update

Temporary closure of EPIC: Latest update

We will continue to follow official public health guidance and are monitoring the situation closely to plan our re-opening. We believe that we must do all that we can to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community, which at this time calls for us to stay at home.

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The Irish in the USSR: Hidden Histories of the Irish Abroad

The Irish in the USSR: Hidden Histories of the Irish Abroad

On Thursday 17 September, Dr Maurice Casey, Historian-in-Residence for EPIC and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, presented The Irish in the USSR, the first in a series looking at the hidden histories of the Irish abroad, and as part of the Dublin Festival of History 2020. You can watch The Irish in the USSR back now on our YouTube channel

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Help Create a Good News Story for the Irish Abroad

Help Create a Good News Story for the Irish Abroad

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum are the only Irish visitor attraction or museum to be included in this year’s World Travel Awards Final for the title of World’s Leading Tourist Attraction. With your vote, this win would be an Award for the Irish everywhere – celebrating their experiences, stories and lives.

read more
Santa’s Grotto at EPIC

Santa’s Grotto at EPIC

Come and visit Santa in our magical festive vaults, or enjoy a private audience with the man himself from home! Choose your Santa experience today.

read more
Ireland and the Black Atlantic

Ireland and the Black Atlantic

Join us for the next fascinating talk as part of our new series Hidden Histories of the Irish Abroad, where we will explore Irish involvement in slavery, anti-slavery and contestation and collaboration between Irish and Black nationalist and civil rights movements.

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…