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Go beyond the stereotypes at EPIC
The Irish Emigration Museum

Voted Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction in 2019, 2020 & 2021. You won’t find leprechauns or pots of gold here, 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. 

Did You Know?

  • 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.
  • Irish physicist John Tyndall was the first to explain why the sky is blue.

10 Fun Activities to try out at EPIC!

1. Stamp your souvenir passport

Fill up your very own souvenir EPIC passport. Can you collect every stamp?

2. Try our interactive sports table

Spin the disks and watch your favourite sports stars come to life

3. Watch your step

Try out some Irish dancing moves

4. Listen to talking books

Our library isn’t quiet…the books talk to you!

5. Travel through history

Hear people from hundreds of years ago tell you their story

6. Choose your favourite villain

From pirates to cowboys, pick the most horrible in our dastardly game

7. Discover your Irish family

Maybe even track down your great-great-great-great-great-grandparents at the Irish Family History Centre

8. Take the EPIC quiz

Can you answer every question on our interactive touch screen quiz? This quiz is sure to put you to the test!

9. Letter From Through The Years

Read letters from emigrants letters home from 200 years ago!

10. St. Patrick's Day All Year Round

Watch the celebrations and parades from all over the world!

Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2019, 2020 & 2021

Online Prices

Adults (18-64) €17.50
Child (6-12) €8.50
Child (<5) Free
Seniors (65+) €16
Teens (13-17) €11.50

Family Offers

Family €38
2 Adults + 1 Child, Save €5
Family €44
2 Adults + 2 Children, Save €7
Additional Child €6.50
Save €1

Group Booking
Group rates available for 10 or more people pre-booking. For Group Bookings please contact them on 01 906 0861 or email

EPIC School Tours

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is the perfect destination for your school tour. With 20 stunning, interactive galleries at EPIC and ties to the primary school curriculum, your students will learn something new, and most importantly – have loads of fun!
To Make a School Tour Enquiry email

Opening Hours

Thursday in August, late opening, last entry at 6.45pm
10:00am – 6:45pm, last entry 5:00pm.
Open all year round excl. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day.
Approx Visit Duration: 90 minutes. Cafes and restaurants in CHQ.

Directions to EPIC

By Foot
8 minutes’ walk from O’Connell Bridge. Walk east from the Bridge along Eden Quay with the River Liffey on your right and continue along Custom House Quay until you see CHQ. The entrance is inside!

Luas Red Line stop at Georges Dock

By Bus
14, 15, 27 bus to Amiens Street/Connolly Station and 3 minute walk to CHQ. Buses 15a, 15b & 151 also arrive at Custom House Quay/Jurys Hotel which is 1 minute walk away. Also stop 4 on the Dublin Sightseeing Tour’s Dockland route.

By Car
The CHQ is easily located in most Sat Navs (coordinates – 53.348031,-6.247889) and parking is available nearby to the rear of Jurys Inn Hotel, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1. Parking enquiries should be made directly to Park Rite

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Check out our EPIC's free virtual tour.

CHQ, Custom House Quay, Dublin