Uncover hundreds of stories of adventure, adversity, and triumph in the world’s only fully digital museum!

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum tells the moving and unforgettable story of the 10 million Irish people who left their homeland – and how they influenced and shaped the world.

Experience this story in 20 breath-taking and interactive galleries, complete with touch screens, motion-sensor games, and a feast of audio and video to bring these one-of-a-kind tales to life! EPIC’s innovative all-digital approach makes for a museum like none you’ve ever seen before.

This top-rated attraction is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Irish culture and history. With galleries featuring music, literature, sports, politics, art, science, and more, there is something for everyone to learn about and enjoy! EPIC also houses the Irish Family History Centre, with a team of genealogy experts to help visitors explore and uncover their Irish roots.

  • 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 2018

Adult: €14.00
Senior (aged 65+): €12.00
Student (with valid ID): €12.00
Child (aged 6-15): €7.00
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: You have a choice of dining and refreshment options. There are a variety of coffee shops and eating options on site.

SHOPPING: 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.

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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