You won’t find leprechauns or pots of gold here, but you will 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.
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 vaults.
Experience this breath-taking story through twenty 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 tales of adventure and perseverance, conflict and discovery, belief and community.
Explore Ireland’s Dark History At The Jeanie Johnston
The Jeanie Johnston tells the story of the thousands of people who fled the Famine and embarked on a treacherous voyage in the hope of a better life. Be transported back in time to join them on their grueling journey. Learn about the ship’s history before going below deck to experience the cramped quarters where passengers spent most of their time. Learn about their grim voyage and what fate awaited them.
Open Daily Year Round
Last entry is 17:00h
Closed: December 24, 25 & 26
Check out the 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.
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.
LUAS (Red): Georges Dock
DART: Connolly Station/Tara Street Station
BUS: See dublinbus.ie
The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin City, Ireland
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