If your enquiry is of a general nature, the team here at Heritage Island will respond to you directly. If it is more appropriate for the attraction(s) to respond to you directly, we will request them to do so.
The world’s only fully digital museum features 1,500 years of Irish history in its atmospheric vaults. Experience this breath-taking 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.
- 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
Open Year Round
Open daily from 10:00 - 17:00 (last admission).
Closed: Closed December 24, 25 & 26.
Last admission: Daily at 17:00
Approx Visit Duration: 90 minutes and allow time to browse the shop or enjoy refreshments.
Senior (aged 65+): €12.00
Student (with valid ID): €12.00
Child (aged 6-15): €7.00
Child (under 6): Free
Booking advisable but not essential for non-groups
Group rates available for 10 or more people pre-booking
Other Useful Information
Audio guides available in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish for an additional €1. Pre-booked group tours in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish can also be arranged for a fee.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
You have a choice of dining and refreshment options. There are a variety of coffee shops and eating options on site.
The EPIC Gift Store features a wide variety of gifts to suit all budgets and tastes from key-rings to jewellery designed by top Irish designers. Also includes clothing, skincare, fragrances, crystal and confectionery. Bespoke instore engraving also available for tailored gifts. Open 7 days a week.
Pay-for parking available nearby. Designated coach drop off and pick up point near the entrance.
Fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets.
Group catered for and group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required.
Free Wi-Fi available throughout the building.
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
You can also find EPIC through the following social media sites:
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+Epicirelandchq
Great for Special Eventsread more
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is located in Dublin City in the vaults of The chq Building which is an 8 minute walk from O’Connell Street and 10 minutes from Trinity College. Easy access via the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit network), 3 minutes from Connolly Station and Tara Street Station. The LUAS (Red Line) Georges Dock stop is located directly opposite The chq Building where EPIC is located.EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Nearby Attractions
Best Ticket Prices
Buy 'Best Value' Tickets from Heritage Island's partner website.
Tickets valid for 365 days from purchase
No Booking Fees
and special rates for seniors, students, kids & families.
If you have a group enquiry for 10 or more people, you can contact us here.