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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Explore, engage and connect with Irish history and culture in 20 interactive galleries at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin City. Go beyond the stereotypes to help you discover what it truly means to be Irish. Winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Don’t just visit Ireland, understand it, with a visit to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin City. You will not find leprechauns or pots of gold here, but you will 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.

Discover why over 10 million people left this island, where they went and what they brought with them. Uncover stories of adventure, adversity and triumph, as you engage with their personal stories and engage with history in 20 interactive galleries. (Note that many exhibits require reading, so might not be suitable for very young children).

You can learn more about your Irish ancestry through the Irish Family History Centre (IFHC) which is also located at the museum. Here you can access valuable records, speak with a genealogy expert and join the online community of people on a quest to learn about their Irish roots. See the website for the EPIC and IFHC Combo Ticket.

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is located in The CHQ Building, a beautifully restored 200-year-old Georgian warehouse that stands proudly on the banks of the Liffey and is established as an attractive recreation, retail, food and events hub in Dublin City centre.

If you need refreshment, you have the Urban Brewery and Ely's wine bar in the same CHQ building. Both are excellent for lovers of fine wine, cocktails, special craft beers and lovely food. You can sit outside on sunny days, or eat downstairs in the atmospheric old cellar vaults.

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is surrounded by other cultural attractions like the Famine Memorial Sculptures, Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship, The Custom House, Dublin Convention Centre and so much more in the historic Dublin Docklands area.

Why we like it
  • Engage and connect with Irish history and culture in 20 interactive galleries.
  • Winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards 2019, 2020 and 2021.
  • Learn about your Irish ancestry through the Irish Family History Centre.
  • Epic is located in a beautifully restored Georgian warehouse.
Tips from locals

Take the Dublin Docklands Family Trail to explore the Dublin Docklands. This circular trail can be started at any of its seven stops and with a range of activities along the route it is suitable for all the family to enjoy.

Safety Charter
Family friendly
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Contact details
The Chq Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin Docklands, Dublin 1, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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