EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin

Updated On: November 07, 2023

Irish Emigration Museum

The Irish Emigration Museum is also known as EPIC Dublin; one of the best museums in Ireland to Visit. At the 26th annual ‘World Travel Awards’, EPIC Museum Dublin was voted as ‘Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction’.

We can certainly see why, as the Irish Emigration Museum offers a fascinating insight into Ireland’s past, that goes far beyond the typical stereotypes. On a visit to this EPIC museum, you’ll discover what it truly means to be Irish, through the remarkable stories of Irish emigrants. Some of these Irish emigrants went on to be successful scientists, artists, poets and politicians around the world.

At the Irish Emigration museum, it offers you a unique opportunity to dive into the history on why 10 million people choose to leave Ireland behind and the impact they had on the world around us.

Keep reading to find out more about one of Dublin’s and Ireland’s best museums.

About the EPIC Museum

This interactive museum takes you on an exciting journey through an important part of Ireland’s history. A modern Irish museum located in the CHQ Building in Dublin’s famous Docklands; the worlds only fully digital museum. Visitors can explore amazing interactive video galleries, listen to remastered audios dating back to 100 years ago helping to powerfully bring Irish history to life in a compelling way that captivates visitors at the museum.

There is a remarkable 1,500 years of Irish history at the Epic Museum Dublin to enjoy and learn about. It’s one of the top rated and visited attractions in Ireland, for anyone who has an interest in learning about Irish people, the unique culture, heritage and history of the place.

A place for you to relive some of Ireland’s tremendous achievements through literature, politics, business, music and more.

The EPIC museum is also home to the Irish Family History Centre: where visitors can unravel their own Irish roots through a team of genealogy experts. Great for those interested or just curious about whether they have Irish heritage in their blood, after all, doesn’t everyone wish to be Irish.

The Award-Winning Irish Emigration Museum

As mention above the EPIC Museum Dublin was awarded the prestigious ‘Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at one of the most recognised and respective travel awards. The attraction beat off very stiff competition including Buckingham Palace in London and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The World Travel Awards are a renown industry and the awards are only given out to the best in the business. Other attractions which have been recipients of the award include the famous Guinness Storehouse and the iconic London Eye.

This is an incredible achievement for the Irish museum which only opened its doors three years ago in the heart of Dublin by former President Mary Robinson. The attraction helps to recognise and highlight the importance of Irish diaspora and the monumental impact they have made worldwide.

Epic Founder, Neville Isdell said “It is truly an honour to receive an award of this magnitude; we are delighted to be named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction for 2019”

This year alone, the Epic Museum is expected to welcome over 300,000 visitors through its door. The popularity of the attraction has quickly grown and offers a great day out in Dublin.

Check out the video below to show  you what on offer inside the EPIC Irish Emigration Museum:

One Attraction You Need to Experience in Dublin

Definitely, a must visit if you’re planning a trip to Dublin, a brilliant celebration of Irish people around the globe.  The Irish Emigration museum offers a fantastic perspective of the struggles and triumphs of the Irish people over the centuries.

Make sure you also stop off at the EPIC Museum gift shop to take home a unique Irish gift to cherish forever and remind you of your trip.

“This is one of the best museums I’ve visited . . . in the world. And I’ve been to many. The interactivity level is high; in almost every room (exhibit) there was something interactive to do.”  TripAdvisor Customer

The Irish Emigration Museum is also next to another popular tourist attraction the ‘Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship’. The Jeanie Johnston is a replica of a famous tall ship that brought Irish people to America helping to continue the incredible stories on Irish emigration.

Opening Times and Admission to the EPIC Museum

The EPIC Museum Dublin is opened all year long, excluding 24-26 of December.

  • Adult Ticket (18-64): 15.00
  • Children Ticket (6-15): 7.50
  • Child (Under five years old): FREE
  • Family Ticket(Two adults and two children):37.00
  • Dublin Pass: FREE

Have you ever visited the EPIC Museum Dublin? We would love to hear about your experience and what you enjoy most.

More Dublin travel blogs that you might enjoy:

24 hours in Dublin| Malahide Village: A Great Seaside Town Outside Dublin| The Little Museum of Dublin| City Sightseeing Dublin|

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *