EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Three time winner of Europe’s leading Tourist Attraction 2019, 2020, and 2021

EPIC has been voted Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards, beating Buckingham Palace, the Roman Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower.

You won’t find leprechauns or pots of gold at EPIC, but you’ll 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.


  • 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


  • Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards 2019, 2020, and 2021
  • 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

“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.

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, which 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, and Urban Brewing. 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.

Open daily from 10:00 – 18:45 (last admission 17.00).

Address: CHQ, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.
T: +353 (0)1 9060861
E: info@epicchq.com
W: www.epicchq.com

Getting there:
WALK: 10 minutes walk from O’Connell Street
LUAS: Red Line, George’s Dock stop
DART: 5 minute walk from Connolly/Tara St. Station
BUS: 14, 15, 15a, 15b, 27
CAR: nearest parking is Park Rite IFSC Car Park, 1Commons St, North Dock, Dublin 1.

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