EPIC – the Irish Emigration Museum is an exhibition which brings to life the story of Ireland’s communities overseas – past, present and future. For overseas visitors in particular, it paints a picture of the history and people of Ireland.
By means of 20 themed galleries, using cutting-edge interactive technologies (designed by the award-winning team behind Titanic Belfast), visitors explore tales of migration, the forces that drove 10 million journeys, and the impact Irish migration has had on the world.
Visitors receive a stamped passport as they enter the exhibition and then follow a path through 20 galleries organised into four thematic groups:
- Migration: an introduction to Ireland and the arrivals and departures that have shaped it
- Motivation: why people left Ireland
- Influence: what Irish people did overseas and the influence they have had in their adopted homelands
- Connection: where the Irish are now
EPIC – the Irish Emigration Museum, Unit 1, The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Adults €16.50; concessions.
Open 7 days a week from 10.00 am to 6.45 pm (last entry 5.00 pm). Closed Dec 24-26.
EPIC – the Irish Emigration Museum is a self-guided visit.
Adjacent to EPIC – the Irish Emigration Museum is the Irish Family History Centre, a way for visitors to discover their family story and explore their Irish heritage. The Centre allows visitors to sit with a genealogy expert for a 15-minute consultation and use interactive display screens to engage and uncover more about their Irish roots. Entrance costs €12.50. The Irish Family History Centre has no connection with EPIC – the Irish Emigration Museum.