Take your class on a journey of discovery
Imagine – a museum with no artefacts! Kids are learning differently these days and EPIC is truly a museum for the digital age. Our exciting and engaging approach supported by the latest digital technology, makes it the perfect place for your school tour.
The museum has 20 interactive galleries and explores global Irish history and identity from many different angles – whether your students are interested in politics, science, art and design, fashion, engineering or sport, they’ll all find something they love and can relate to.
With ties to the primary school curriculum, your students will learn something new and have loads of fun – all at the same time!
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Learning has never been so much fun
Our state-of-the art museum is 40,000sq ft. and is perfect for groups of all sizes. We recommend that you allow approximately 90 minutes for your visit to the museum.
Our various educational offerings at EPIC allow students to get hands-on with history in uniquely devised workshops, diving into curriculum-specific topics such as Science, Women’s History, Adventure and Exploration, and Irish History. Students will build on key skills such as, teamwork, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving throughout the course of our workshops.
In addition, we offer a range of interactive tours, exploring the various themes mentioned above, all featuring relevant curriculum links, as well as connecting to our central theme of Irish emigration.
Teachers are able to customise their experience to meet the needs and interests of their students, which will ensure their class have an experience they will never forget!
CHOOSE FROM 3 GREAT WAYS TO EXPLORE THE MUSEUM
For an in-depth visit with the opportunity for your class to ask questions, book a Guided Tour with one of our knowledgeable EPIC Tour Guides. Our guided tour lasts approx. 60 minutes and you and your group can explore the museum at your leisure after the tour.
Explore the museum at your own pace and focus on the areas most relevant to your class. Add an Audio Guide to fully immerse your students in the captivating stories and history as they make their way through our museum.
TOUR AND WORKSHOP
EPIC offers a range of fun and educational workshops for students of all ages. This option includes a 1 hour workshop and self guided visit to EPIC. We have a range of workshops available on topics such as coding, human rights and women’s history.
900 YEARS OF HISTORY IN 90 MINUTES
ENGAGING MOTION SENSOR QUIZZES
20 AWE-INSPIRING GALLERIES WITH DIFFERENT THEMES
INTERACTIVE WHISPERING LIBRARY
300 ICONIC IRISH CHARACTERS & STORIES
FREE SOUVENIR PASSPORT FOR EVERY STUDENT
LINKS TO PRIMARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM
GENEALOGY WORKSHOP WITH IFHC ALSO AVAILABLE
BROWSE BY TOPIC
Explore the stories of the emigrants who departed Ireland’s shores, looking at why they left, and what they achieved in the wider world after their departure.
Discover the lives and legacies of Ireland’s most inspirational women who have blazed a trail with our Women’s History programme, suitable for students of all ages.
We strive to highlight the stories of Ireland’s most inspiring scientists, and even have a gallery dedicated to exploring all of their accomplishments!
Come along to discover all about EPIC’s courageous figures, who forged their own path to travel to some of the most remote and fascinating places on earth.
“ A very modern museum in its use of technology to bring the Irish emigration story to life.”
— Coláiste Chill Mhantáin Wicklow.