Get under the skin of what it really means to be Irish

Our language, our literature, our art, our music, our dancing, our sense of humour, our compassion, our politics – what makes us Irish? Explore Irish culture through the lens of emigration and discover what it really means to be Irish.

From the celebrated to the unsung, these stories speak of a shared character; of creativity and strength, audacity and ingenuity, resilience and brilliance and offer a unique lens through which this nation can be fully understood.

Historian-in-residence position at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum renewed

About the Museum

Explore the captivating stories of over 300 Irish people down through the years and relive some of their greatest achievements in music, art, sport, fashion, science and more…

History of the Museum

A look back at the history of EPIC and how it all began – from initial concept to becoming the world’s first fully digital museum and Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction.

Historian-in-residence position at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum renewed

Discover your Irish roots

Want to find out more about your family history? Make sure you visit our partner, Irish Family History Centre. Located on-site, their expert genealogists can help you uncover the story of your family’s history and trace your family ancestry.

Museum Gift Shop

We think you deserve a treat. Why not visit the EPIC gift shop after your visit to the museum? You’ll find a wonderful selection of unique products from Irish brands, artists and craftspeople around the country.


Venue Hire

Whether you’re planning an exhibition, product launch, brand activation event, awards ceremony, networking or corporate event, our one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring spaces are sure to impress. 

We are ideally located on Custom House Quay in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands, overlooking the river Liffey, where merchants once unloaded their cargo. This listed former warehouse is a dream venue for event planners.

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Temporary Exhibitions

EPIC has a dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions that take place throughout the year. Past exhibitions include Blazing a Trail: Lives and Legacies of Irish Diaspora Women, Across the Waves: The Irish at Sea and The Times we Live in: Martyn Turner, “Photo Album of the Irish: Canada” and Homecoming: JFK in Ireland.

Until July 2024, “Look Back to Look Forward: 50 Years of the Irish in Britain” will be on display.