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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
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Go beyond the stereotypes at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum!
You won’t find leprechauns or pots of gold here, but you’ll discover that what it
means to be Irish expands far beyond the borders of Ireland through the stories of
Irish emigrants who became scientists, politicians, poets, artists and even outlaws all
over the world.
At EPIC, which recently won Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards for the 3rd year in a row (2019, 2020, and 2021), discover Ireland from the outside in and find out why saying “I’m Irish” is one of the biggest conversation starters, no matter where you are.
EPIC tells the moving and unforgettable stories of those who left the island of
Ireland, and how they influenced and shaped the world. EPIC embraces the past and
the future with 1,500 years of Irish history and culture housed in its atmospheric
The world’s only fully digital museum, experience this breath-taking story in state-of-
the-art interactive galleries, complete with touch screens, motion sensor quizzes and a feast of powerful audio and video that bring Irish history to life. Watch characters
from the past tell one-of-a-kind tales
  • Travel back in time through 1,500 years of history
  • Interact with the past in easy-to-use high-tech galleries
  • Discover family-friendly exhibits full of entertainment and education
  • Stamp your very own EPIC passport as you move through Irish history
  • Connect with your ancestors at the Irish Family History Centre
  • Experience a new and exciting museum unlike any other!
  • Free audio guide app in English, Irish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portugese, and Mandarin Chinese

Visitor Information

Open Year Round 

Open daily from 10:00 - 18:45 (last admission 17:00).


Contact Details

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
The chq Building,
Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 

T: +353 (0)1 531 3688
W: www.epicchq.com


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.

Admission Prices 2022


Adult: €16.50
Senior (aged 65+): €15.00
Student (with valid ID): €15.00
Child (under 6): Free
Child (aged 6-12): €8.00
Teenager (13-17) €10.50
Family (2 Adults + 1 Child) (Save €5!) €36.00
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) (Save €7!) €42.00
Additional Child (Save €1) €6.00

Booking advisable but not essential for non-groups

Group rates available for 10 or more people pre-booking


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Other Useful Information

Audio guides available in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish for an additional €2. Pre-booked group tours in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish can also be arranged for a fee.

Free audio guide app available in English, Irish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese,and Mandarin Chinese. 

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 2018 - Shortlisted
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2017 - Top 5 Irish Museums
  • Children in Museums Award 2017 - Shortlisted - the only Irish museum selected for this prestigious European award
  • Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction - World Travel Awards 2019, 2020, 2021



“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:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/epicmuseumchq

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EPICMuseumCHQ

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/epicmuseumchq/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ie/EPICMuseumCHQ/

Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+Epicirelandchq

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@epicmuseumchq?lang=en

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Map Location

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. 

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