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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.

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.


October Events

Tiny Tots Tuesday: SENSEable Tots
Date: 9 October
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, CHQ, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Cost: €10

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EPIC is peppered with tales of messers and mischief-makers across the Irish diaspora!

This October we are delighted to welcome Karen from SENSEable Tots back to the museum, who will be running another fun sensory workshop for your little ones.

Learn through messy play and exploration at this session, and be sure to wear clothes suitable for messy play! There will be free tea and coffee provided by Bakehouse CHQ, as well as some lovely treats and a chance to sit back, relax and have the chats.

Participants at this event can also avail of a 20% discount on tickets to our museum and 20% off in our gift shop. Just present your Eventbrite ticket or email at the check-out!

This event is suitable for children aged 6 months-3.5 years.

Space Week: Curiosity with Dr Niamh Shaw 
Date: 10 October 
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, CHQ, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Cost: €10 per person
Tickets:

As part of Space Week 2018, Dr. Niamh Shaw, space explorer, artist and communicator will speak about Curiosity and its place in science and technology.  Working with EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and their DFAT Historian-in-Residence, Dr Angela Byrne, and using the stories of four Irish women who have contributed to major astronomical discoveries in the past century, Niamh will compare and contrast the lives of these women, their exceptional STEM careers, and how their curiosity united them.

Recommended for ages 12+.

FANGtastic Party!
Date: 30 October
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, CHQ, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Cost: €7
Tickets

Bram Stoker is one of our favourite characters in the museum vaults, so we’ll be embracing our inner-Dracula and having a fang-tastic Halloween party! Come dressed as your favourite spooky character, do creepy arts and crafts, play games and have loads of fun. There will be treats on the day and face-painting to make you extra scary.

Remember, each ticket purchased for this event counts as one child ticket to the museum!

Recommended for ages 5-11. Children must not be left unattended.

Special offer: This Halloween break, kids go free to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum from 27th October to Sunday 4th November.

Frankenslime’s Lab 
Date: 31 October
Time: 11am – 12pm
Location: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, CHQ, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Cost: €8
Tickets

There’s a slime and a place for getting messy and it’s here with us at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum this Halloween! Catherine McGuinness will be returning to the museum for a seriously slimy science lab. Come along, get creative, get a little spooky and learn something new in this fantastically disgusting workshop. Feel free to come along in your scariest costume to really get into the Halloween spirit!

This workshop is recommended for ages 6 – 12.

Special offer: This Halloween break, kids go free to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum from 27th October to Sunday 4th November.


Santa’s Grotto at EPIC
Join us for an unforgettable Christmas experience with Santa’s Grotto at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum! Begin your magical journey in the atmospheric vaults of The CHQ Building in Dublin’s City Centre. Your family will be welcomed by Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves before meeting Santa in his magical grotto. You can find our FAQs listed at the bottom of the page.
 
What’s included
 
• Visit Santa in his magical grotto and receive a special gift
• Help Mrs. Claus create her world famous recipe of reindeer food and take home your very own pouch to feed the reindeers on Christmas Eve
• Write and post your letter to Santa
• Visit our award winning interactive museum
• Take part in our Discovery Trail map to find out intriguing Christmas facts from around the world.
 
Dates
Sat 15th & Sun 16th Dec
Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd Dec
 
Price
Under 12 months: FREE
Age 1-3: €8.50
Age 4-12: €12.50
Adult: €15
Senior: €13
 
Book now
+353 (0)1 906 0861
https://epicchq.com/santas-grotto-dublin/ 
 
Hire EPIC exclusively for your Festive Party
 
Santa’s Grotto is also available for private hire – perfect for those client family days! To find out more about EPIC’s private and corporate Christmas packages click here. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at events@epicchq.com or call 01 906 0861.

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 €14
  • Child €7 (Child 0-5yrs Free)
  • Senior/student €12
  • Combination Tickets (EPIC & IFHC) €24
  • Family pack (Family 2+2) €35

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