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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.


Easter at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Join us over the Easter break at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum for a fun filled series of activities themed around the Irish legend of the Púca. A mischievous ghost and shapeshifter, the Púca often appears in Irish mythology as a rabbit or hare to teach naughty humans a thing or two!

Follow the Púca trail  
15th – 28th April 2019
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Included as part of EPIC Entry Ticket
Join the trickster Púca on a journey through EPIC Museum by following his paw prints through the galleries. Learn about the legend of the Púca and other Easter themed stories along your way.  
For ages 4+. Follow the paw prints through EPIC Museum to find the Púca hidden across 10 galleries. Beside each Púca pop-up there will be a story or fact from Irish mythology, either relating directly to the Púca himself or a more general Easter themed story.  

Storytelling with Helena Byrne
Saturday 20th & Monday 22nd April 2019 at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Included as part of EPIC Entry Ticket
Follow the Púca trail through EPIC Museum to take part in this interactive storytelling session with Irish Storyteller and Singer Helena Byrne. Use music and movement to help Helena tell the story of a Púca that haunts the basement of a greedy, rich man's house and teaches him a lesson!
Suitable for ages 4+. Storytelling sessions last approximately 25 – 30 minutes.

Egg-cellent Easter Characters Craft Workshop
Saturday 20th & Monday 22nd April 2019, 11am – 12pm
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
€6 for a child ticket (adults free)
To Book Click Here
Join us for part of our Easter programme at EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum as we explore the Irish legend of the Púca with a series of fun activities. A mischievous shapeshifter, the Púca often appears as a rabbit or hare to teach humans a lesson or two!
In this workshop inspired by Irish storytelling culture and the Easter tradition of displaying colourful eggs around the house, we’ll create our very own Púca and friends egg-themed characters for you to take home.
Event will last for 1 hour and is suitable for children aged 4 - 8 years. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times during the event.  
Special offer: Want to see EPIC Museum while you’re here? Kids get free entry to the museum with this ticket!  
 

An Easter’s Tail – The Púca: A Creative Craft & Storytelling Workshop

Saturday 20th & Monday 22nd April 2019, 2:30pm  
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
€6 for a child ticket (adults free)
Suitable for ages 9 - 13 years old.
To Book Click Here
Join us for part of our Easter programme at EPIC the Irish Emigration museum as we explore the Irish legend of the Púca with a series of fun activities. A mischievous shapeshifter, the Púca often appears as a rabbit or hare to teach humans a lesson or two!
Calling all budding writers and artists! In this workshop inspired by Irish storytelling culture, you’ll learn how to write and illustrate your very own story. Using simple prompts, stamps and stencils, prepare to take the Púca on a funfilled Easter adventure!
Event will last for 1 hour and is suitable for children aged 9 – 13 years. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times during the event.  
Special offer: Want to see EPIC Museum while you’re here? Kids get free entry to the museum with this ticket!  

Tiny Tots Tuesday: Bump Baby and Me Yoga

Tuesday 9th April, 10:30am – 12:00pm
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
€12
To Book Click Here
Calling all Parents and Tots! We all need a break from the chaos every now and then, and this EPIC Tiny Tots Tuesday, we're taking a moment to relax with our little ones.
Join Kathy from Bump Baby and Me for a fun and energetic yoga class, focusing on stretching, strengthening and balancing your body while connecting you to your breath and baby. Babies are natural little yogis so let's encourage this along with entertaining them with some songs & rhymes too! Tea and coffee will also be provided by the lovely Bakehouse CHQ.
This class is suitable for all levels of fitness (& after postnatal check-up) and for babies from approx. 6/8 weeks up until pre-crawling.
Bring your baby's essentials, some water and a mat if you have one (some spare mats will be available).

Temporary exhibition

Across the Waves: The Seafaring Irish Exhibition
10:00am – 5:00pm, 15 March – 12 April
To Book Click Here
What was life like aboard a ship for nineteenth-century emigrants? Who were the Irish people who invented the submarine, who founded the Argentinian Navy or who were pirate hunters in New Zealand? This new exhibition running from 15 March – 12 April will explore the history of the Irish at sea and their stories of adventure, opportunity and tragedy.
Running in collaboration with Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


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.

Highlights

  • 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

Awards

  • 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 

Press

  • “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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