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Epic the Irish Emigration Museum (EPIC)
Epic the Irish Emigration Museum (EPIC)

Epic the Irish Emigration Museum (EPIC)

The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland

The Basics

Epic the Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience. Most visitors make their own way through 20 engaging, high-tech galleries, though hour-long guided tours do take place twice daily with spots allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Audio guides are also available for rent.

Visitors can pre-purchase an admission ticket to the exhibition, or opt for a combination ticket that provides access to both EPIC and the Irish Family History Centre, a neighboring genealogy center, where visitors can trace their family ancestry. Dublin Pass holders can avail of free entry to Epic the Irish Emigration Museum.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Dublin

star-5
Definitely go back, not for small kids
Juliann_A, Nov 2021
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Fantastic experience from start to finish. Very friendly staff and well presented. My kids enjoyed the stamps but I'd go without them next time as they made me rush (under 10 I don't think it's suitable) but I definitely want to go back just to see everything properly
star-5
I enjoyed it all thought...
David_T, Sep 2021
Admission Ticket for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
I enjoyed it all thought it was very informative had my 12 year old granddaughter she really enjoyed the experience
star-5
History of Ireland
Ingrida_P, Aug 2021
Admission Ticket for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Wonderful place. Learn a lot about Irish history. I recommend visiting the EPIC. Very kind & helpful staff
star-5
Time well spent
Finola_L, Jul 2020
Admission Ticket for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
My husband and I visited The Irish Emigration Museum this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Our only regret is that we ran out of time as had a prior engagement. I will certainly revisit. I would rate it as top ten things to do in Dublin.
star-4
This is Ireland
Venture725311, Jul 2019
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A perfect modern lookback to what Ireland was and is,beatifully organised!Good follow up,not too overwelmed by too much visitors at the same time

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Epic the Irish Emigration Museum is especially fascinating for anyone with Irish ancestry.

  • Book tickets in advance during busier times of the year.

  • The exhibition is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

EPIC is located in the beautiful vaults of the CHQ building at Custom House Quay in Dublin’s Docklands, just north of the River Liffey. To get there, take the train to Connolly, Pearse, or Tara Street stations; the Luas Red Line tram to George’s Dock; or the bus (14,15, or 27) to Amiens Street/Connolly Station.

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When to Get There

The museum is busiest from June through September. Even then, the large facility ensures it rarely feels crowded. Go just after opening to beat the crowds.

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Learn More About the Irish Emigration Story

Ireland has experienced several upswings in emigration over the past 300 years, often due to periods of economic depression. The single greatest cause of Irish emigration was the Great Famine, a catastrophic event that devastated the country between 1845 and 1849. Learn more about the famine at the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum and the haunting Famine Memorial, a series of suffering, skeletal bronze figures—both within walking distance of EPIC.

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