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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC is a modern museum in Dublin’s Docklands that tells the moving and unforgettable story of the 10 million Irish people who left their homeland – and how they influenced and shaped the world.

The world’s only fully digital museum features 1,500 years of Irish history in its atmospheric vaults.

Experience this breathtaking story in interactive galleries, with a feast of powerful audio and video bringing these one-of-a-kind tales to life.

Tiny Tots Tuesday: Gymboree!

Tues 12 February 2019
10:30am – 12.00pm

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum 

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This February at EPIC we are delighted to welcome the Gymboree team to our Tiny Tots Tuesday! Bring your little ones along for a morning of music, dance and games in this lovely, interactive workshop on Tuesday 12th February.
There will be tea and coffee provided by Bakehouse, as well as some treats on the day!

Participants at this event can also avail of a 20% discount on tickets to our museum and in our museum gift shop – simply show a staff member your Eventbrite ticket to avail of the offer.

This event is suitable for children aged 6 months – 3.5 Years.

Cost: €12

Tiny Tots Tuesday: Singaling for Spring!

Tuesday 5, 12, 19 & 26 March 2019

10:30am - 12:00pm

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This March we’re celebrating Spring with Singaling and having not one, not two, not three… but four Tiny Tots Tuesdays! Taking place on 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th March, we’ll be exploring music and play in these adorable workshops, so bring your little one along for a morning of fun, song and dance.
This event is suitable for children aged 6 months - 3.5 Years.

Cost: €12

A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Story & Craft Workshop with Sarah Webb

Saturday 16 March
10:00am – 10:40am
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Suitable for ages 0 - 4!
Join award-winning writer, Sarah Webb for this interactive sea-themed event for the whole family at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Create your own colourful sailing ship, revisit favourite childhood rhymes and songs and discover new ones from Ireland and beyond.

Tickets €12

Under the Sea: Family Story Generator with Writer, Sarah Webb (Families)

Saturday 16 March
11:30am – 12:45pm
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This St. Patrick’s Festival we are celebrating storytelling at EPIC in this interactive story workshop with award-winning children’s writer Sarah Webb. There will be mapping, drawing and the chance to create your very own family underwater adventure story!
This event is suitable for ages 8+ and children must be accompanied by a fee-paying adult.

Tickets €8 – €16

Slime Lab with Catherine McGuinness
Monday 18 March
2 x events 12:00pm & 2:00pm
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As part of St. Patrick’s Festival, Catherine McGuinness will be returning to the museum for a seriously slimy science lab. Come along, get creative, get a little green and learn something new in this fantastically disgusting workshop.
This workshop is recommended for ages 6 – 12. Children must not be left unattended.

Tickets: €8

Shortlisted for European Museum of the Year 2018, this top-rated, family-friendly attraction is an essential destination for everyone with an interest in Ireland’s people, culture and history.

Relive some of the greatest achievements in music, literature, sport, business, politics, fashion and science.

Among TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Things to Do in Dublin, National Geographic Travel describe it as “Simply too good of a story to miss”. EPIC also houses the Irish Family History Centre, with a team of genealogy experts to help visitors uncover their Irish roots.


  • Find out why Irish people travelled the globe over the centuries
  • Uncover hundreds of stories of adventure, adversity and triumph
  • Interact with the past in easy-to-use high-tech galleries
  • Stamp your very own souvenir EPIC passport as you travel     through Irish history
  • Send a digital postcard from Dublin
  • Connect with your ancestors at the Irish Family History Centre
  • Unlike any other museum experience


  • European Museum of the Year Award 2018  - Shortlisted
  • Children in Museums Award 2017 – Shortlisted - the only Irish museum selected for this prestigious European award.
  • TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards – Top 5 Irish Museums 


  • “Thought-provoking…I had never fully appreciated the Irish diaspora until my visit to this high-tech exhibit…an entertaining and educational experience” Travel writer Rick Steves.
  • Top 10 Things to Do in Dublin
  • “It’s simply too good of a story to miss”.  National Geographic Traveller
  • “Unmissable” Mirror

People of all ages enjoy the interactive nature of the museum, with kids particularly enjoying stamping the souvenir passport that you get upon entry.

EPIC offers a journey into Irish history, culture and people.  Some visitors claim that EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum was the best museum that they have ever visited!

The Irish Family History Centre is also located at EPIC offering a new exciting way to search for your Irish ancestors and discover your unique family story.

Uncover the mystery behind your family’s history and unearth your Irish roots in a most memorable way at the Irish Family History Centre.

  • 500m from O’Connell Bridge along the River Liffey
  • Wide range of eating options and gift shop on site
  • Book online to secure your preferred entry time
  • Audio guides available in four languages (French, Spanish, Italian & German)

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Opening Times

  • Open 7 days a week, all year round
  • 10am to 6.45pm (last admission is at 5pm)

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Admission Prices

  • Adult €15
  • Child €7.50 (Child 0-5yrs Free)
  • Senior/student €13
  • Combination Tickets (EPIC & IFHC) €25
  • Family pack (Family 2+2) €37

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