A journey through Irish history and its impact on the world

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the CHQ Building at one of Dublin’s most historic locations in Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants. Featuring personal stories of love, triumph, adventure and adversity, it highlights and celebrates the positive impact and influence of Irish emigrants around the world. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration from early times to the modern day. You will learn how the people of a small island made a big impact on the world.

The state-of-the-art touchscreen technology in the museum makes the EPIC experience an accessible, fun and educational way for visitors to learn about Irish history, culture and people. Described as one of Ireland’s National Treasures. EPIC was named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction in the 2019 World Travel Awards. It is wheelchair accessible and buggy and child friendly. Download the FREE audio app on the App Store or Google Play by searching EPIC Museum.

Find out more about your Irish heritage at the Irish Family History Centre located at EPIC. Their team of genealogy experts help visitors from all over the world delve into their family past. Use the latest genealogical research and digital technologies to bring your past into the present.

While at Custom House Quay, enhance your EPIC experience by visiting The Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship. Embark on a remarkable voyage of despair, hope, endurance and triumph against all odds. Hear the harrowing tale of the Irish emigrants who fled the Famine and embarked on a treacherous voyage in the hope of a better life in North America. See www.jeaniejohnston.ie

  • 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 2020

Adult: €16.50
Senior (aged 65+): €15.00
Student (with valid ID): €15.00
Combo Ticket (EPIC & Irish Family History Centre): 28.00
Child (aged 6-15): €8.00
Child (under 6): Free
Family (2 adults + 2 children): €40.00

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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