Hi-tech history that is truly inspiring
In a collision of tales and technology, EPIC tells the story of 1500 years of Irish history. You and your students will be immersed in - and perhaps surprised by – the legends and legacies that meander through the historic vaults of The chq Building.
In an unlikely merge of history, culture and state-of-the-art interactive technology, Irish history, identity and influence truly come to life. From high-tech touch screens and motion sensor quizzes; from a whispering library to atmospheric video imagery – EPIC is an ode to cross-curricular exploration, innovative education, and overall, it’s fun for everyone!
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Bring your lessons to life
Our state-of-the art museum is 40,000sq ft. and can accommodate all group sizes. We recommend allowing approx 90 minutes for the museum visit. Teachers and pupils will have the choice to explore the museum through various different options:
Self-guided tour (approx. 90 minutes)
Audio app/guide: Our new Museum & Audio app is free to download, more info here. Audio guides are also available for €2 per student.
Guided Tour (max. 20 students per tour, €45 per guide)
Guided tours One guide per 20 students, minimum 10.
The tour lasts approx 60 minutes, the group can explore the museum at their own leisure after the guided tour.
1500 YEARS OF HISTORY IN 90 MINUTES
20 AWE-INSPIRING GALLERIES WITH DIFFERENT THEMES
300 ICONIC IRISH CHARACTERS & STORIES
LINKS TO SECONDARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM
GENEALOGY WORKSHOP WITH IFHC ALSO AVAILABLE
SEND DIGITAL POSTCARDS ON-SITE TO FAMILY
ENGAGING MOTION SENSOR QUIZZES
INTERACTIVE WHISPERING LIBRARY
FREE SOUVENIR PASSPORT FOR EVERY STUDENT
We’ve gathered together some of our favourite stories from our exhibition, and included them in a Virtual Reality Tour of our museum. Simply navigate through the museum by clicking at various points around the space and touch/click on the pins to open them and reveal the fascinating story inside. We’ve also created supporting worksheets for students and helpful tips for teachers to make it easy and fun to enjoy.
- Virtual School Tour of EPIC
- Virtual School Tour – Worksheet PDF
- How to host a Virtual School Tour – Tips for Teachers PDF
School Tour Packages
EPIC has teamed up with some of Dublin’s leading tours & attractions including Croke Park, Glasnevin Cemetary, Viking Splash Tours and the Irish Family History Centre to offer the ultimate school tour packages for both primary & secondary.
From digital coding classes to historical detective workshops, find the perfect tour package for your group here!
“ Our students had a brilliant time! Thanks for the terrific tour through Ireland’s place in the world.”
— Loreto College, Crumlin, Dublin.
We make it easy for you...
ONE TEACHER FREE WITH EVERY 15 STUDENTS
SECURE LOCKER FACILITIES
NEARBY COACH SET-DOWN & PARKING
LARGE SEATING AREAS BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CHQ BUILDING TO EAT PACKED LUNCHES
CHOICE OF CAFÉS, RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS INCLUDING STARBUCKS, THE BAKEHOUSE, INSOMNIA ...