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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. At EPIC, which was recently awarded Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards, 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.

EPIC tells the moving and unforgettable stories of those who left the island of Ireland, and how they influenced and shaped the world. EPIC embraces the past and the future with 1,500 years of Irish history and culture housed in its atmospheric vaults.

The world’s only fully digital museum, experience this breath-taking story in state-of-the-art interactive galleries, complete with touch screens, motion sensor quizzes and a feast of powerful audio and video that bring Irish history to life. Watch characters from the past tell one-of-a-kind tales of adventure and perseverance, conflict and discovery, belief and community.

At EPIC which was recently awarded Europe's leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards for the 3rd year in a row (2019,2020,2021), 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.

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum immerses you in the fascinating stories of the Irish people and honours the intrinsic connection between Ireland and its diaspora – no matter how many generations or oceans separate us!

But who are you? And what is your story?

Whether you’re just a little curious, or a fully-fledged family historian, we have something for you at the Irish Family History Centre, where our expert Genealogists can help you unearth your Irish roots.



By Foot

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is just 8 minutes from O’Connell Bridge. Walk east from the Bridge along Eden Quay with the River Liffey on your right. Continue along Custom House Quay straight past the historic Custom House until you see an arch on the left, beside The CHQ. The entrance is beside this arch.


Luas Red Line stop at Georges Dock which is right outside EPIC.

By Bus

Get the 14, 15, 27 bus to Amiens Street/Connolly Station and walk 3 minutes to The chq Building. Buses 15a, 15b & 151 arrive at Custom House Quay/Jurys Hotel and walk 1 minute. 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

Opening Times

EPIC is open every day from 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: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a self-guided tour and can take up to 90 minutes and allow time to browse the shop or enjoy refreshments.


Discover your Irish roots

Enjoy a tour of EPIC and entry to the Irish Family History Centre located in the CHQ building. (Note: the IFHC opens Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat and Sun 12pm – 5pm) For pricing please click here




CHQ, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 D01 T6K6, Ireland.
+353 (01) 906 0861
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