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Our doors have reopened to the public. Tickets on sale now.

Open daily at 10am. Last entry 5pm


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

EPIC has reopened its doors to the public

We’re delighted to reopen our doors to the public once again! Your visit will be a bit different, with new safety measures in place. Find out everything you need to know here.

Storytelling is a huge part of our culture & diaspora. Now it's your chance to try! In this 2-day camp for teens you will learn how to tell engaging stories and ignite imaginations alongside EPIC’s curatorial team, on 21st & 22nd July.

Book here: https://hubs.ly/H0s78mt0

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Explorers Imagination Summer Camp for Kids this July

Explorers Imagination Summer Camp for Kids this July

Escape your house and explore the world alongside the Irish diaspora this summer with our EPIC Explorers Imagination Camp for Kids! Delivered remotely, this camp consists of a 1-hour Zoom delivered session, followed by 2-hours of engaging activities for children aged 6 – 12 years and families to do at home together.

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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…