EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum has reopened. We are open seven days a week from 10am to 6.45pm, last entry at 5.00pm and we look forward to welcoming our visitors to an inspiring and interesting experience.
You can now enjoy discovering the incredible impact and extraordinary lives of Irish people and people of Irish heritage around the world.
Suitable for all ages, our Museum is accessible and child and buggy friendly, all on one level with a carefully designed one-way walking route which supports social distancing and ensures you will be able to view all of our exhibits. The touch-screen technology in our museum makes the experience an accessible, fun and educational way for you to learn about Irish history, culture and people.
Dr Patrick Green, our CEO and Museum Director has said he is “elated” to have the Museum open to visitors again. Celebrating our fifth birthday, we welcomed many guests on our reopening including Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland and Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, Chief Executive of the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation.
Dr Greene has said:
“Visitors to our award-winning digital museum will find that we have used the time when we have been locked-down to introduce exciting new features. We will continue to celebrate our 5th Birthday throughout May, open a remarkable exhibition called Out in the World: Ireland’s LGBTQ+ Diaspora in June, and two new galleries will open in July.”
“Our shop has many new lines and we have introduced online retail to serve customers all over the globe. Our partners at the Irish Family History Centre are also delighted to help people discover their heritage. Everyone at EPIC is once again looking forward to welcoming visitors for a memorable experience.”
A wide range of public health and physical distancing measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of all visitors. Reduced visitor numbers, designated time slots, touch-free screens, increased cleaning, downloadable audio guides and cashless payments are just some of the measures in place to protect the health of all visitors.
We kindly ask you to behave responsibly throughout your visit, to ensure that your safety, and that of other visitors and our team members is protected. Due to Governmental regulations and to protect the health and welfare of our visitors and staff, sanitising hands on entry and the use of face masks in all public areas of the museum is required.