Third Time’s A Charm – EPIC Nominated as Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards

EPIC have once again been nominated as Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards, following our wins in 2019 and 2020.

The Award, voted for by our visitors and by tourism industry media and professionals, has been a boost for our Museum’s awareness both home and abroad and allowed us shine a bigger light on Ireland’s emigrants and diaspora and their impact and achievements all around the world. It has meant that people have come to Dublin to visit Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction.

We’re going for three in a row. A win for tourism, a win for Dublin and a win for EPIC. To help us keep this accolade in Dublin, please click here or on the button below.

Voting closes on September 1st 2021.

Watch some of the highlights of our last year below:

Since our last win, we have worked hard to continue deserving the title of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction. Despite the Museum being closed during 2020’s Lockdowns, we ran many activities and online events for families and schoolchildren, meaning over 50,000 people engaged in entertaining and educational social and history curricular workshops.

EPIC was the only Irish winner of a prestigious Sandford Education Award celebrating and promoting high quality in heritage learning. We have also just launched the very first exhibition researched and dedicated to the impact and influence of the Irish LGBTQ+ Diaspora. Out in the World has been launched in Dublin and in Washington DC and will soon travel to Irish Consuls and Embassies around the World.

We have lots more ambition and plans for 2021 – your support in helping us keep the title of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction in Dublin will be a boost to our staff, our visitors and the awareness of the impact and influence of the Irish abroad.

As one of 12 finalists, EPIC have been shortlisted alongside prestigious landmarks and attractions, including:

  • Batumi Boulevard, Georgia
  • Buckingham Palace, England
  • Castle In Love with the Wind, Bulgaria
  • Cycling through the Trees, Belgium
  • Dark Sky Alqueva, Portugal and Spain
  • Passadiços do Paiva (Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark), Portugal
  • Sagrada Família, Spain
  • The Acropolis of Athens, Greece
  • The Eiffel Tower, France
  • The Roman Colosseum, Italy
  • Spike Island, Ireland

The other Irish nominee, Spike Island, would also appreciate your vote. Spike Island, who won the Award in 2017 is formerly the world’s largest prison and is today home to several museums, exhibitions, scenic island walks, child friendly areas, a cafe and gift shop. Their win would also be a win for tourism and a win for Ireland.

About the World Travel Awards

The World Travel Awards are renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry and are attended by key figures. These awards are recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with the winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. The winner will be announced at the World Travel Awards European Final in Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan on Wednesday 8th September 2021.