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Pride Festival LGBTQ+ Tours

Pride Festival LGBTQ+ Tours

Date: 20, 22, 23 & 30 June
Time: 2pm, 3pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €7.50 – €15

As part of Pride Festival, join us for these tours highlighting non-binary stories in the museum and discover Ireland’s LGBTQ+ past through to the present day.


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Tiny Tots Tuesday: ChatterKids!

Tiny Tots Tuesday: ChatterKids!

Date: 9 July
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

In this Tiny Tots Tuesday we’ll be joined by ChatterKids, where we will explore language development and encourage your child to get chatty through a series of fun interactive games and songs.


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Cruinniú na nÓg: Kids Curate & Code Workshop

Cruinniú na nÓg: Kids Curate & Code Workshop

Date: 15 June
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: FREE

Love museums? Think you have what it takes to be the next big (or little) curator? Join EPIC Museum and the Irish Family History Centre for Cruinniú na nÓg in this creative workshop, where you’ll design your very own mini-digital museum!


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TRANS-FUSION Festival: Irish Trans Archive History Talk

TRANS-FUSION Festival: Irish Trans Archive History Talk

Date: 3 June
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €5

As part of TRANS-FUSION Festival Ireland, EPIC is delighted to welcome TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) chair Sara R. Phillips to host this fascinating talk charting the history of the Irish Transgender diaspora.


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National Famine Way Custom House Quay Commemoration Symposium

National Famine Way Custom House Quay Commemoration Symposium

Date: 31 May
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: FREE

Join us for The National Famine Way Custom House Quay Commemoration Symposium and explore the impact and legacies of the Great Hunger and Famine Migration on Dublin and Ireland, as well as the experiences of emigrants and immigrants in Dublin today.


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Share your Story with Us!

Share your Story with Us!

Date: 18 May
Time: 11am - 3pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: FREE

As part of the Bealtaine festival and to celebrate International Museum Day 2019 we will be hosting an intergenerational storytelling event on the 18th May. All ages are encouraged to take part and the stories will become part of the museum’s archive. Please bring letters, photographs or any other objects that help to tell your story.


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Tiny Tots Tuesday: SENSEable Tots

Tiny Tots Tuesday: SENSEable Tots

Date: 11 June
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

Join us on Tuesday 11 June for a messy play session with Karen from SENSEable Tots, in this fun sensory workshop for your little ones. Watch them learn through sensory play and exploration at this session, and be sure to wear clothes suitable for mess and mayhem!


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Bloomsday @ EPIC: Ulysses in Distant Lands

Bloomsday @ EPIC: Ulysses in Distant Lands

Date: 12 June
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €10

Like the Dublin of Ulysses, contemporary Dublin is a vibrant multicultural cityscape, bursting with stories waiting to be told. This Bloomsday, we have asked four Irish and Irish-based writers to share their own Odysseys of their own home places, whether in Ireland or further afield – to tell a story of those places that will be inscribed upon their hearts forever. On Wednesday 12 June.


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Live performance: The Gift

Live performance: The Gift

Date: 28 May
Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: FREE, limited spaces available

Join us for a live performance of a very special musical piece ‘The Gift’, a melodic commemoration of a donation made by the Choctaw Nation to the Irish people at the height of the Great Irish Famine. The newly developed piece by Stephen Gardner will be performed by the exceptionally talented Ellen Demos, Arun Rao, Alex Petcu and Seán MacErlaine. On Tuesday 28 May.


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Slime Lab with Catherine McGuinness

Slime Lab with Catherine McGuinness

Date: 19 April
Time: 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €8

There’s a slime and a place for getting messy and it’s here with us at EPIC! Catherine McGuinness will be returning to the museum for a seriously slimy science lab. Themed around Easter, we’ll be making slime in spring colours, such as pink, blue and yellow! Come along, get creative and get a little slimy!


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Across the Waves: The Seafaring Irish Exhibition

Across the Waves: The Seafaring Irish Exhibition

Date: 15 March - 1 May
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: Free with entry to EPIC

What was life like aboard a ship for nineteenth-century emigrants? Who were the Irish people who invented the submarine, who founded the Argentinian Navy or who were pirate hunters in New Zealand? This new exhibition running from 15 March – 1 May will explore the history of the Irish at sea and their stories of adventure, opportunity and tragedy.


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Grandparents and Growers Art Workshop!

Grandparents and Growers Art Workshop!

Date: 12 May
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €6

Join the Irish Family History Centre in the CHQ Building for a fun grandkids and grandparents art session as part of Bealtaine 2019. Paint a plant pot with granny and grandad to celebrate your family and create your very own design to show off and share your family roots.


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Follow the Púca trail at EPIC

Follow the Púca trail at EPIC

Date: 15 – 28 April
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: Included as part of EPIC Entry Ticket

Join us over the Easter break for a fun filled trail themed around the Irish legend of the Púca! Based on an old Irish legend, the Púca often appears in Irish folklore as a rabbit or hare to teach naughty humans a thing or two! Follow his paw prints through our galleries and learn some Easter themed stories along your way. For ages 4+.


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An Easter’s Tail – The Púca: A Creative Craft & Storytelling Workshop

An Easter’s Tail – The Púca: A Creative Craft & Storytelling Workshop

Date: 20 & 22 April 2019
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €6

Calling all budding writers and artists! In this workshop inspired by Irish storytelling culture, you’ll learn how to write and illustrate your very own story. Using simple prompts, stamps and stencils, prepare to take the Irish legend of the Púca on a fun-filled Easter adventure!


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Tiny Tots Tuesday: Summer Singaling

Tiny Tots Tuesday: Summer Singaling

Date: 14 May
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

This May we welcome back the sensational Singaling for a sunny Summer singalong in this adorable workshop. Bring your little one along for a morning of fun, song and dance on Tuesday 14th May.


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Tiny Tots Tuesday: Bump Baby and Me Yoga

Tiny Tots Tuesday: Bump Baby and Me Yoga

Date: 9 April
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

Join Kathy from Bump Baby and Me for a fun and energetic yoga class, focusing on strengthening and balancing your body while connecting you to your breath and baby, on Tuesday 9th April.


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St Patrick’s Weekend festivities at EPIC

St Patrick’s Weekend festivities at EPIC

Date: 16 - 18 March
Time: 10.00am - 8:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: Free and Ticketed events

EPIC is proud to be part of this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival official programme, and we’ve a great selection of events, performances and workshops planned to keep everyone entertained this year.


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Abair Series: Gnás – Thousands Are Sailing

Abair Series: Gnás – Thousands Are Sailing

Date: 16 March
Time: 6:45pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

Join storyteller Helena Byrne and traditional singer and multi-instrumentalist Macdara Yeates for an evening of songs and stories of emigration. The event will also feature a ‘songs from the floor’ session, giving audience members a chance to provide a song or story of their own, relevant to the given theme.


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Slime Lab with Catherine McGuinness

Slime Lab with Catherine McGuinness

Date: 18 March
Time: 12:00pm, 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €8

As part of St. Patrick’s Festival, Catherine McGuinness will be returning to the museum for a seriously slimy science lab. Come along, get creative, get a little green and learn something new in this fantastically disgusting workshop.


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History Ireland Hedge School: A Maritime People? The Seafaring Irish

History Ireland Hedge School: A Maritime People? The Seafaring Irish

Date: 16 March
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €5

With a panel of guest speakers chaired by Tommy Graham, editor of History Ireland, join us for a discussion on Irish maritime history and heritage, and to explore Ireland’s relationships with the wider world over past centuries and into the future. As part of St. Patrick’s Festival.


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Under the Sea: Family Story Generator with Writer, Sarah Webb (Families)

Under the Sea: Family Story Generator with Writer, Sarah Webb (Families)

Date: 16 March
Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €8 – €16

This St. Patrick’s Festival we are celebrating storytelling at EPIC in this interactive story workshop with award-winning children’s writer Sarah Webb. There will be mapping, drawing and the chance to create your very own underwater adventure story!


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Tiny Tots Tuesday: Singaling for Spring!

Tiny Tots Tuesday: Singaling for Spring!

Date: 5, 12, 19 & 26 March 2019
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12 

This March we’re celebrating Spring with Singaling and having not one, not two, not three… but four Tiny Tots Tuesdays! Taking place on 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th March, we’ll be exploring music and play in these adorable workshops, so bring your little one along for a morning of fun, song and dance.


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Bad Bridget: Criminal and Deviant Irish Women in North America

Bad Bridget: Criminal and Deviant Irish Women in North America

Date: 27 February
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €5

Join EPIC’s Historian-in-Residence Dr Angela Byrne and Dr Leanne McCormick and Dr Elaine Farrell of the Bad Bridget Project to uncover truths about Irish immigrant life for women in 19th and early 20th century North America. On Wednesday 27th February.


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Songs of Longing: Sean-nós Workshop

Songs of Longing: Sean-nós Workshop

Date: 26 January
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €10

As part of Tradfest 2019, join talented young singer Oonagh McArdle for a workshop which explores the art of Sean-nós, taking place on Saturday 26th January. This two hour workshop is suitable for all with a passion for singing, and all skill levels are welcome.


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Irish Writers Centre’s Nollaig na mBan at EPIC

Irish Writers Centre’s Nollaig na mBan at EPIC

Date: 6 January
Time: 7.00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €14

The IWC and EPIC come together to host the IWC’s Nollaig na mBan event in praise of women writers around Ireland. The event coincides with the relaunch of EPIC’s ‘Blazing a Trail: Lives and Legacies of Irish Diaspora Women’ exhibition.


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Tiny Tots Tuesday: Gymboree!

Tiny Tots Tuesday: Gymboree!

Date: 12 February 2019
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

This February at EPIC we are delighted to welcome the Gymboree team to our Tiny Tots Tuesday! Bring your little ones along for a morning of music, dance and games in this lovely, interactive workshop on Tuesday 12th February.


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Tiny Tots Tuesday: SENSEable Tots

Tiny Tots Tuesday: SENSEable Tots

Date: 8 January 2019
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

This January we are kicking off the new year with a messy play session and we are delighted to welcome back Karen from SENSEable Tots for another fun sensory workshop for your little ones, on Tuesday 8th January.


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Bonus Tiny Tots! Singaling for Christmas

Bonus Tiny Tots! Singaling for Christmas

Date: 18 December
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

We’re delighted to announce a bonus Tiny Tots Tuesday just one week before the big day! Bring your little one along for a morning of festive fun and magical music with the Singaling team, on Tuesday 18th December.


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Tiny Tots Tuesday: Festive Storytelling with Gaiety School of Acting

Tiny Tots Tuesday: Festive Storytelling with Gaiety School of Acting

Date: 11 December
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

We’ve joined forces with the Gaiety School of Acting to present a Christmas themed Parent and Toddler Theatre class. Join us for a morning of imagination, storytelling and adventure as we engage, bond and experiment with drama and performance!


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History in a Box

History in a Box

Date: 18 November
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: FREE - registration required

An intergenerational activity for parents, grandparents, and children to learn about the Battle of Mount Street Bridge. We’ll be using a combination of technology and history to uncover this fascinating story, which is one of the most significant battles of the 1916 Easter Rising.


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The Times We Live In: Martyn Turner’s Satire

The Times We Live In: Martyn Turner’s Satire

Date: 29 November - 7 December
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: FREE

As part of the Jonathan Swift Festival, which celebrates the great Irish tradition of satire and subversion, we’re exploring the work of a contemporary satirist, Martyn Turner. Open to the public from 29 November – 7 December.


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Europeana Story Collecting Weekend – Migrant Women

Europeana Story Collecting Weekend – Migrant Women

Date: 24 -25 November
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: This event is free to attend. Admission to our museum is not included.

For our final Europeana Story Collection event on 24-25 November, we want to focus on collecting your stories on around the theme of Migrant Women.


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Tiny Tots Tuesday: Singaling

Tiny Tots Tuesday: Singaling

Date: 13 November
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

In our November Tiny Tots Tuesday we’ll be exploring music and play at this adorable workshop with the wonderful Singaling team! On Tuesday 13th November, here at EPIC.


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Paint & Wine evening

Paint & Wine evening

Date: 26 October
Time: 7.00pm - 10.00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €55

Paintclub presents a Halloween special ‘Paint & Wine’ evening, where you’ll have the chance to re-create this Dracula inspired painting beneath Dublin’s streets, in the beautiful historic vaults at EPIC.


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Castle on the Hill Painting Workshop

Castle on the Hill Painting Workshop

Date: 27 October
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €18 - €25

A family Paintclub workshop for adults, teens and older children to re-create Dracula inspired paintings in the light filled vaults at EPIC.


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FANGtastic Party!

FANGtastic Party!

Date: 30 October
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €7

Embrace your inner-Dracula and have a fang-tastic Halloween party, this Tuesday 30th October. Come dressed as your favourite spooky character, do creepy arts and crafts, play games and most importantly have loads of fun!


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Frankenslime’s Lab with Catherine McGuinness

Frankenslime’s Lab with Catherine McGuinness

Date: 31 October
Time: 11am – 12pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €8

This Halloween, Catherine McGuinness will be returning to the museum for a seriously slimy science lab. Come along, get creative, get a little spooky and learn something new in this fantastically disgusting workshop.


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Santa’s Grotto at EPIC

Santa’s Grotto at EPIC

Date: 15 - 16 December, 22 - 23 December
Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: From €8.50 - €15

Join us for an unforgettable Christmas experience at Santa’s Grotto this December at EPIC and the CHQ Building, running on 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd December.


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Culture Night 2018

Culture Night 2018

Date: 21 September
Time: 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm & 8:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: Free, booking required

Discover Dublin’s best museum & highest-rated visitor attraction this Culture Night and explore the unforgettable story of how the Irish influenced & shaped the world in 20 interactive galleries.


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Wild Geese: Florence Burke & the US Civil War

Wild Geese: Florence Burke & the US Civil War

Date: 21 September
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: Free

Join Ellen Alden as she recounts the story of our great great grandfather Florence Burke, a famine era emigrant who, like countless other Irish men, fled starvation only to soon find himself fighting at the front lines of the American Civil War.


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Art Dock at EPIC: Build-A-Book

Art Dock at EPIC: Build-A-Book

Date: 19 August
Time: 11:00am
Location: EPIC
Cost: €5

At this fun art workshop, we’ll be making our own books. What will you write inside? Whether you want to come up with your own fantastical fairy tale, a biography written by your pet or a journal about you…the only limit is your imagination!


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Story Collecting Weekend 18th & 19th August

Story Collecting Weekend 18th & 19th August

Date: 18 - 19 August
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: Free

We’re inviting the public to come along on the weekend of 18th and 19th August to share their stories of migration through objects, as part of Europeana.eu Storytelling Collection Day.


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Art Dock: Astro Art

Art Dock: Astro Art

Date: 21-22 July
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: Standard admission rates

Our Discovering and Inventing Gallery highlights the amazing Irish contribution to Science and the Cosmos! On the 21st and 22nd of July we’ll have a drop-in creation station in our Education Zone for the kids to make their own astro art.


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Ireland’s Antarctic Explorers

Ireland’s Antarctic Explorers

Date: 13 June
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €5

Join us for an evening with acclaimed author Michael Smith as he speaks about the Irish explorers at the heart of the gripping story of Antarctic exploration.


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