Dublin's Visitor Attractions

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Don’t just visit Ireland, understand it, with a visit to EPIC, the winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards 2019. You won’t find leprechauns or pots of gold here, but you will 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.

Discover why over 10 million people left this island, where they went and what they brought with them. Uncover stories of adventure, adversity and triumph, as you engage with their personal stories and engage with history in 20 interactive galleries.

You can learn more about your Irish ancestry through the Irish Family History Centre which is also located at the museum. Here you can access valuable records, speak with a genealogy expert and join the online community of people on a quest to learn about their Irish roots.

EPIC is located in The CHQ Building, a beautifully restored 200 year old Georgian warehouse that stands proudly on the banks of the Liffey and is established as an attractive recreation, retail, food and events hub in Dublin city centre.

It is also surrounded by other cultural attractions like the Famine Memorial Sculptures, Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship, The Custom House, Dublin Convention Centre, and more in the historic Dublin Docklands area.

  • Operating Hours

    1 Jan – 31 Dec

    MON 10:00 – 17:00
    TUES 10:00 – 17:00
    WED 10:00 – 17:00
    THU 10:00 – 17:00
    FRI 10:00 – 17:00
    SAT 10:00 – 17:00
    SUN 10:00 – 17:00
  • Exceptions
    New Years Day 10:00 – 17:00
    St Patricks Day 10:00 – 17:00
    Good Friday 10:00 – 17:00
    Easter Monday 10:00 – 17:00
    May Day 10:00 – 17:00
    June Holiday 10:00 – 17:00
    August Holiday 10:00 – 17:00
    October Holiday 10:00 – 17:00
    Christmas Day closed
    St Stephens Day closed

(subject to change)

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Everyone has their own bucket list – from pouring the perfect pint, to touring Temple Bar and visiting the historic Trinity College.

If you have one, two or three days allocated to tourism in Dublin, and know you plan to take the Hop-on/Hop-off bus, to visit the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery, the DublinPass is your best buy.

It includes admission to the Hop-on/Hop-off bus, Guinness, Jameson and a number of other attractions; it all depends how many places you want to visit in one-to-three days. And this is will give you extra time to visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

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