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. 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 interactive 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.
- 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.