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
Open Daily Year Round
See the website for opening times.
Closed: December 24, 25 & 26
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.
Bus: 15, 15a, 15b, 27, 41x, 142
LUAS (Red): Georges Dock
DART: Connolly Station/Tara Street Station
The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
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