EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Epic - The Irish Emigration Museum is a dramatic 21st Century visitor experience telling the authentic and epic story of 10 million journeys and the roots of 70 million people, told with memorable style and passion. 

Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 (See Map Below)

Go beyond the stereotypes at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum


You won’t find leprechauns or pots of gold here, but you’ll discover that what it means to be Irish expands far beyond the borders of Ireland through the stories of Irish emigrants who became scientists, politicians, poets, artists and even outlaws all over the world. At EPIC, which was recently awarded Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards, discover Ireland from the outside in and find out why saying “I’m Irish” is one of the biggest conversation starters, no matter where you are. 

Get hands-on with Irish culture and its past with our fully immersive museum – swipe through video galleries,  dance through motion sensor quizzes, listen to remastered audio from 100 years ago and watch videos that bring Irish history to life. At EPIC you’ll discover the far-reaching influence of Irish history and the impact the 10 million Irish men and women who left Ireland had on the world.

This top-rated attraction is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Irish culture and history. With galleries featuring music, literature, sports, politics, art, science,

And more, there is something for everyone to learn about and enjoy! EPIC also houses the Irish Family History Centre, with a team of genealogy experts to help visitors explore and uncover their Irish roots.


Highlights include:
  • Travel back in time through 1,500 years of history
  • Interact with the past in easy-to-use high-tech galleries
  • Discover family-friendly exhibits full of entertainment and education
  • Stamp your very own EPIC passport as you move through Irish history
  • Connect with your ancestors at the Irish Family History Centre
  • Experience a new and exciting museum unlike any other!

Awards & Accolades:
  • European Museum of the Year 2018 - Shortlisted
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2017 - Top 5 Irish Museums
  • Children in Museums Award 2017 - Shortlisted - the only Irish museum selected for this prestigious European award




Epic is located in Dublin City in the vaults of The chq Building which is an 8 minute walk from O’Connell Street and 10 minutes from Trinity College. Easy access from Dart, 3 minutes from Connolly Station, and the Luas red line stops at the north entrance to building at George's Dock. 

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Location:

Billy the Kid - an EPIC Story

Henry McCarty is one of Irish history’s less than proud creations. Known as Billy the Kid, William H. Bonney, Henry Antrim, Kid Antrim and eventually just “The Kid”, he was born to Irish parents.

After he broke out of prison by escaping through a chimney, he took the phrase “fighting Irish” to a whole new level, wreaking havoc in The Wild West where it is claimed he killed 21 men – or one for each year of his
colourful life. He was shot dead in 1881 by Sheriff Pat Garrett, who was also of Irish descent. 

'Billy the Kid' is just one of many EPIC stories about Irish Heros and Villains you will discover at EPIC.

Visitor Information

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
The chq Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
T. +353 (0) 1 906 0861
E: info@Epicchq.com


You can book online tickets to EPIC directly from their website at


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