EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in Dublin’s Docklands. This is the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day. 

EPIC is the first digital-only museum in the world and has the most advanced use of technology in a museum setting on the island. Since opening, it has become Ireland’s latest must-see visitor attraction.

Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. At EPIC you can step through 20 themed galleries to find out why people left, see how they influenced the world they found, and experience the connection between their descendants and Ireland today. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known. EPIC brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way.

Discover how the Irish influenced and shaped the world.
Emigrant​ ​Letters
Read digitised versions of poignant letters home from emigrants, telling tales of their new
Interactive​ ​Touch​ ​Screens
Uncover Irish adventures abroad, take part in quizzes and send digital postcards to your
loved ones.
Music​ ​and​ ​Dance
Find out how Irish music and dance became an international phenomenon, while practising
your Irish dance moves.

Epic Ireland Postcard Gallery

Rogues’​ ​Gallery
Discover the more infamous irishmen and women who’ve made their mark by playing the
motion-sensor quiz.
Whispering​ ​Library
Find out what makes Irish literature famous all over the globe in the interactive whispering
Irish​ ​Family​ ​History​ ​Centre
Trace your family tree with a consultant from our professional genealogy service partners.

Epic Ireland Gallery












Did you know? Around 70 million people around the world today of Irish descent continue to celebrate Irish culture and tradition, and connect with Ireland!

Bringing Our History to Life for the Next Generation

EPIC Irish Emigration Museum offers families with younger children and school groups of all ages a chance to connect with the powerful, colorful, and fascinating history of our small island.

Visit the website for details. Find ticket prices for family groups, as well as primary and secondary school groups. The museum offers terrific educational materials for teachers and parents alike. Just ask our helpful staff how we can enhance your visit with us to share the story of Irish Emigration. The kids will enjoy learning about this important part of our cultural heritage. So what are you waiting for?! Plan your next visit to EPIC today – contact us through the links below!

Epic Ireland Hallway


EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum has been shortlisted for the 2017 Children in Museums Award, which is awarded by European Museum Academy and Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums.

What they are saying about us on Trip Advisor…

  • “We came here with our 6 and 7 year old boys on a chilly February day and had the most brilliant time. The interactive resources are second to none and we spent a good half day here.” – AuntyNor, 23/02/17

  • “We have 3 children, aged 9,11,12. We had a great morning in Epic. The headphones, the visual displays, the interactive touch screens all appealed to our children. What a great fun learning experience for adults and children alike.” – Fiona K, 28/02/17


Address: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay,

Dublin 1

Website: http://epicchq.com/

Phone: 01 906 0861

Email addresses: info@epicchq.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/epicmuseumchq/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EPICMuseumCHQ

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKwo0ZH4Cdbna_q-gO4CqCQ

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/epicmuseumchq/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ie/EPICMuseumCHQ/

Adult (16 – 64: €14
Child (6 – 15): €7
Infants (<5): Free
Seniors (65+): €12
Students: €12
Combo ticket:
(EPIC & IFHC): €22
Family ticket:
(2 adults + 2 children): €35
For enquiries on group rates contact us directly or email groups@epicchq.com
For enquiries on venue hire and events contact us directly or email events@epicchq.com

Hours of Operation: 

Open from 10am with last entry at 5pm,  Monday – Sunday

Special Features:

  • Wheel chair accessible
  • Free WIFI
  • Public Restrooms

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