EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum CHQ, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 Dublin Gallery/Museum Dublin Heritage/Visitor Centre

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.

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.

This week at EPIC: Antarctic explorers…Bloomsday…Father’s Day

This week EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is hosting events for lovers of adventure, food and creativity.

Ireland’s Antarctic Explorers
On Wednesday 13th June, acclaimed writer and authority on Polar exploration Michael Smith tells the story of Ireland’s Antarctic explorers.

It is almost 200 years since Irishman Edward Bransfield set eyes upon the frozen Antarctic continent, paving the way for the celebrated exploits of fellow Irish explorers like Ernest Shackleton and Tom Crean. This illustrated talk will also salute men like Francis Crozier and reveal the stories of lesser-known Irishmen such as Keohane, Forde, and the McCarthy Brothers.

Takes place on Wednesday 13th June from 17:30-18:30. Tickets priced €5 are available via Eventbrite:

EPIC is hosting ‘A Journey to Relish’ as part of this year’s Bloomsday Festival. On Saturday 16th June, enjoy a special Bloomsday breakfast and themed tour of the interactive museum in Dublin’s Docklands.

A heady Joycean feast for the senses will be provided by Irish food specialists The Bakehouse, with a full buffet breakfast and for the more adventurous some mutton kidneys! Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be offered for the best dressed. Following breakfast, our Joycean tour guide in residence will whisk guests downstairs to the atmospheric vaults of EPIC, Ireland’s only digital museum, to follow in Joyce’s footsteps across Europe.

‘A Journey to Relish’ takes place on Bloomsday, Saturday 16th June, from 11:00-13:00. Tickets priced €25 are available via Eventbrite:

Paint with Dad!
On Father’s Day, EPIC is hosting a ‘Paint with Dad!’ workshop with Giddy Studios. Bring Dad along as your creative inspiration and paint a mug just for him! Together you’ll come up with a design, choose your colours and paint your patterns onto precast pottery. Dad will forever treasure this mug on his tea and coffee breaks, and best of all it will have been designed by his favourite artist.

Takes place on Sunday 17th June from 14:00-16:00. Tickets priced €15 are available via Eventbrite:


  • 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 €14
  • Child €8 (Child 0-5yrs Free)
  • Senior/student €12
  • Combination Tickets (EPIC & IFHC) €22
  • Family pack (Family 2+2) €35

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