EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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Docklands, (County Dublin)

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, is one of the must-see museums in Dublin. Housed in the famous CHQ Building on Custom House Quay, it is one of the city’s top attractions and is dedicated to Irish emigration and its diaspora around the world.

It offers you an insight into the terrible world of Irish travelers, embarking on dangerous journeys, fleeing the Great Famine, misery and poverty… in search of success in other countries such as the United States, Canada, or Australia. An edifying, modern and interactive museum, which will invite you to discover if you are an Irish descendant!

Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Discovering the Irish emigrants and their terrible journeys

EPIC Museum - EPIC Ireland CHQ Limited

EPIC Museum – EPIC Ireland CHQ Limited

More than 10 million Irish people left their country to reach new horizons.

10 million to make perilous and sometimes deadly journeys, to flee poverty, famine, or simply to try their luck elsewhere… to distant lands full of promise.

Piled up on unsanitary ships, suffering from disease or hunger… The journeys of these Irishmen were not always salutary and sometimes took on tragic dimensions, between shipwrecks and sanitary catastrophes.

These are the stories told by the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, which strives to accurately reconstruct the conditions of Irish emigration in all its forms.

To better immerse yourself in this experience, the museum gives you a passport at the beginning of your visit. You will then be asked to identify yourself as an Irish traveler of the past… and try to get your passport stamped at the end of your visit!

The EPIC Museum in Dublin - EPIC Ireland CHQ Limited

The EPIC Museum in Dublin – EPIC Ireland CHQ Limited

An effective stratagem that will allow you to identify immediately with these millions of Irish, well decided to flee Ireland to try their luck towards more favorable horizons…

The exhibition is ultra-modern: giant screens, interactive experience, captivating scenography, all in rooms with exposed stones and authentic vaults: everything is done to plunge into the heart of the history of these Irish expatriates … and soak up an atmosphere charged with emotions.

The museum devotes a good part of its exhibition to the Irish diaspora in the United States, their living conditions there, as well as the expansion of Irish culture in America, particularly in Boston (as a reminder, Irish immigrants succeeded in establishing Irish culture all over the world).

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a great attraction, interesting for adults and teenagers alike, and will offer you an interactive experience of rare effectiveness. One of our favorite places in Dublin!

Irish genealogy: what if we interviewed your ancestors for you?

If you enjoyed the visit and want to go even further into the history of the Irish population, don’t hesitate to push the door of a neighboring attraction, located within the EPIC building: the Irish Family History Centre.

It is a center specialized in genealogy. Here, you may discover Irish ancestors: the staff will search their documentary database (civil status papers, birth and death certificates, etc.) in order to find the trace of lost ancestors! And their database is so developed, that you might be surprised to learn that you have Irish ancestors in your family!

An interesting experience, where the genealogists take the time to help you with a smile!

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Practical information

Address Address:
CHQ Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

Coordonnées GPSGPS:
53.348330, -6.248076

Duration of the visit Duration of the visit:

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PricesPrices :
  • 16.50€ per adult
  • 10.50€ per child between 13 and 17 years old
  • 8€ per child between 6 and 12 years old
  • free admission for children from 0 to 5 years old
  • 15€ per student or senior citizen
  • group rates possible

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