EPIC Explorer Tour – Heritage Week 2017

19th - 27th August

Come join us on a journey of discovery as we encounter some of Ireland’s most EPIC explorers, emigrants and pioneers on this special guided tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum as part of Heritage Week!

Marvel at the fantastic discoveries and contributions made in the fields of science, medicine, technology and engineering by Irish men and women, and people of Irish descent. Learn about their lives and accomplishments, and what role there Irish identity played in their success.

Places on the tour are included in the price of admission to EPIC. To book a place on the Explorer Tour simply purchase a ticket for your preferred date and time through our website. Then email info@epicchq.com to reserve your place on the tour. Places are limited to 20 per tour.

As part of Heritage Week we are also running a special workshop and lecture, Sea The Stars: Irish Scientists Abroad.

Danger, disguises, blowing up beaches and a lovely recipe for hot chocolate! Journey alongside the brave Irish emigrants who changed the way we see nature, and made amazing scientific discoveries! We will be running a special workshop with Catherine McGuinness focusing on amazing discoveries and inventions made by Irish emigrants. This event is aimed at teenagers and young adults, and is perfect for ages 10 – 15.

The workshops take place on Wednesday 23rd and Saturday 26 August 12:00 – 13:00. Tickets are €5 each and can be purchased via Eventbrite by clicking here.

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.

Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. At EPIC you can step through 20 themed galleries to find out why people left, see how they influenced the world they found, and experience the connection between their descendants and Ireland today. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known. EPIC brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way.

EPIC is open daily in CHQ from 10:00am – 6:45pm (last entry 5:00pm). For more information and to book tickets click here.