EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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Custom House Quay
Dublin 1

Phone: +353 1 531 3688
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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 breathtaking and interactive galleries, complete with touchscreens, motion-sensor games, and a feast of audio and video to bring these one-of-a-kind tales to life.


  • Travel back in time through 1,500 years of history
  • Interact with the past in easy-to-use high-tech galleries
  • Stamp your very own EPIC passport as you move through Irish history
  • Host events in the beautiful historic vaults of The chq BuildingConnect with your ancestors at the Irish Family History Center

Did you know:

  • More than 14 times more people of Irish descent live abroad than in Ireland! Over 70 million people across the world can claim Irish ancestry.
  • At least 22 U.S. Presidents have Irish heritage, including JFK, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama.
  • The traditional Gaelic sports of Hurling and Gaelic Football are played across the globe, even as far away as Malaysia and Kuwait!
  • Irish physicist John Tyndall was the first to explain why the sky is blue.
  • Rihanna has Irish ancestors! Her Irish surname, Fenty, inspired the name for her makeup line.
  • Three members of the Beatles - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison - all come from families of Irish descent.
  • Ireland was the first country in the world to legalize LGBTQ+ marriage by popular vote.


  • 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

Latest News

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be paying a visit to the EPIC Museum during their visit to Ireland this July! The EPIC Team is excited to welcome the royal newlyweds to Ireland and to show them the story of the 10 million Irish people who left their homeland and how they influenced and shaped the world presented in our museum.


Thought-provoking…I had never fully appreciated the Irish diaspora until my visit to this high-tech exhibit…an entertaining and educational experience
Travel writer Rick Steves.

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It’s simply too good of a story to miss”.
National Geographic Traveller


Corporate packages, including bespoke tour and drinks reception, are also available upon request.

This top-rated attraction is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Irish culture and history. EPIC also houses the Irish Family History Centre, with a team of genealogy experts to help visitors explore and uncover their Irish roots.

The chq Building that EPIC resides in contains a variety of places to grab a drink or a bite to eat, including Starbucks, Seven Wonders, Freshii, The Bakehouse, TOSS’D Noodles & Salads, Insomnia, J2 Sushi & Tea, and Ely Bar and Grill. EPIC is also surrounded by other cultural attractions like the Famine Memorial Sculptures, Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship, Custom House, Dublin Convention Centre, and more in the historic Dublin Docklands area.

Opening Hours

Open 7 days a week from 10:00am - 6:45pm (5:00pm last entry)

Special Offers

EPIC + Hilton Garden Inn lunch Offer

EPIC Lunch Offer - €24.95