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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Uncover hundreds of stories of adventure, adversity, and triumph in the world’s only fully digital museum.

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum tells the unforgettable story of the 10 million Irish people who left their homeland and how they influenced and shaped the world.

Experience this story in 20 interactive galleries, complete with touchscreens, motion-sensor games, and a feast of audio and video to bring these one-of-a-kind tales to life.


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 an EPIC passport throughout the Irish history experience.
Connect with ancestors at the Irish Family History Centre.


European Museum of the Year 2018 - Shortlisted
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2017
Children in Museums Award 2017 - Shortlisted

This top-rated attraction is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Irish culture and history. EPIC also houses the Irish Family History Centre, with a team of genealogy experts to help visitors explore and uncover their Irish roots.

The chq Building that EPIC resides in contains a variety of places to grab a drink or a bite to eat, including Starbucks, Seven Wonders, Freshii, The Bakehouse, TOSS’D Noodles and Salads, Insomnia, J2 Sushi and Tea, and Ely Bar and Grill.

It is also surrounded by other cultural attractions like the Famine Memorial Sculptures, Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship, Custom House, Dublin Convention Centre, and more in the historic Dublin Docklands area.

  • Operating Hours

    1 Jan - 31 Dec

    MON 10:00 - 17:00
    TUES 10:00 - 17:00
    WED 10:00 - 17:00
    THU 10:00 - 17:00
    FRI 10:00 - 17:00
    SAT 10:00 - 17:00
    SUN 10:00 - 17:00
  • Exceptions
    New Years Day 10:00 - 17:00
    St Patricks Day 10:00 - 17:00
    Good Friday 10:00 - 17:00
    Easter Monday 10:00 - 17:00
    May Day 10:00 - 17:00
    June Holiday 10:00 - 17:00
    August Holiday 10:00 - 17:00
    October Holiday 10:00 - 17:00
    Christmas Day closed
    St Stephens Day closed

(subject to change)

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