Go beyond the stereotypes at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC is an interactive journey about how a small island made a big impact on the world. 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. 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.

Don’t just learn about the past, engage with it in EPIC’s high-tech galleries. Uncover adventure, adversity and triumph. These are the stories of those who left Ireland. Featuring 1,500 years of Irish history in its vaults, EPIC is a great visit for all generations.

To truly understand what it means to be Irish, you need to discover how Ireland influenced and shaped the world the world. Among TripAdvisor’s Top 5 Museums. National Geographic Travel describe EPIC as “a high-tech treasure… simply too good of a story to miss”. Download FREE audio app on App Store or Google Play by searching EPIC Museum

  • 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!

Open Daily Year Round

Daily 10:00–18:45

Closed: December 24, 25 & 26
Last admission: 17:00
Visit duration: 90 minutes and allow time to browse the shop or enjoy refreshments.


Admission Prices 2019

Adult: €15.00
Senior (aged 65+): €13.00
Student (with valid ID): €13.00
Combo Ticket (EPIC & Irish Family History Centre): 25.00
Child (aged 6-15): €7.50
Child (under 6): Free
Family (2 adults + 2 children): €35.00

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility and other useful information.

LANGUAGES: 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: The CHQ building offers a wide range of great cafes and restaurants.

SHOPPING: The EPIC Museum Gift Shop features a variety of gifts including unique Irish souvenirs, clothing, books, skincare, fragrances, confectionary and jewellery by Irish designers.

PARKING: Pay-for parking available nearby. Designated coach drop off and pick up point near the entrance.

ACCESSIBILITY: Fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets.

GROUPS: Group catered for and group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required.

WI-FI: 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
Getting There

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.

Public Transport
Bus: 15, 15a, 15b, 27, 41x, 142
LUAS (Red): Georges Dock
DART: Connolly Station/Tara Street Station

Map Location: 53.348197, -6.248048
Contact EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

The chq Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland

Eircode: D01 R9Y0
T: +353 (0)1 906 0861
E: info@epicchq.com
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