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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum: Admission Ticket
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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum: Admission Ticket

By EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Learn about the history of emigration from Ireland and the Irish diaspora at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Save time with a admission ticket to this popular Dublin attraction, and take a self-guided tour of the multimedia galleries, using the provided 'passport' to collect stamps. Explore the reasons why people emigrated from Ireland, where they went, and how the Irish diaspora has changed the world.
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Duration: 1–3 hours
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Highlights
  • Pre booked admission ticket
  • See exhibits about the Great Famine and other historical periods
  • Audio guide provided via app
  • Learn more during an immersive experience with multimedia displays

  • Free souvenir passport as a memento of your journey through EPIC
  • Free app (iPhone/Android) available to download our audio guide of museum in nine languages
  • Entry/Admission - EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Entry to the Irish Family History Centre is not included with standard admission to EPIC.
  • Can't download our app? Audio guide devices in nine languages are available for an additional €2.


Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37317P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants age 5 and under are admitted for free
  • Most travellers can participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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mayaritschard
mayaritschard
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Must have seen in Dublin
Am amazing experience. A must have seen activity while staying in Dublin. Very helpful and friendly staff. Thumbs u
Julie R
Julie R
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Brings history to life
I was initially skeptical about spending my time in a museum, but this exhibit gave me a much greater appreciation
F2750YVnorab
F2750YVnorab
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Wait for it. Can you wait for it. I see a reflections of history I would like to start. Nora Bro is wild and wonderful.
It was a trip back in time. The passion for irish people who did so much. We award you. Thank you. Believe me. Ther
Melissaflotida
Melissaflotida
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Greatest experience
Interaction with the exhibits, the exhibition itself is a great opportunity to learn more about the history of Irel
SanDiegoisbest
SanDiegoisbest
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Interesting Interactive & Informative
By walking through each area collecting passport stamps you are immediately involved in the story being told. There
molliowa
molliowa
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Well done interactional museum
Using passports to be stamped as you make your way through the museum assures that you have seen it all.
E7654BNamandar
E7654BNamandar
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Tour guide was atrocious
Beautiful setting & Building , I attended a private party with a mixture of Irish & another group living & working
SeaSickDec
SeaSickDec
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The must see attraction of Dublin.
Probably the best museum I've been to ever. Learn so much about Irish history and how the nation has had such a mas
francescaa67trav
francescaa67trav
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A deep view inside history of Ireland
A deep view inside history of centuries of emigration in Ireland. The museum is interactive, engages and involves t
Adrian B
Adrian B
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A GOOD TOUR AND EXHIBITION BUT PRICEY AT €21 UNBOOKED AND €19 PRE BOOKED PER PERSON.
A well organised and nicely put together exhibition. This is not an your/exhibition that only presents Irish emigra
976reahs
976reahs
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Excellent
Reading the history and watching the short videos of the history of the Irish in the museum. I enjoyed seeing the h
759kated
759kated
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Self-guided tour of museum
Very informative, including lots more than just the famine. Sections included:storytelling, inventing, food & drink
jan576
jan576
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Eye opening
Very welcoming, helpful staff. It took quite a while to get around the whole thing, but was extremely interesting.
RobinH955
RobinH955
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A must visit attraction in Dublin
An excellent museum/experience and good value for money . This was a great education for me as i had not realised h
marcy333
marcy333
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Unique Experience
We enjoyed making our way through the museum at our own pace. Sopped and read and explored interactive displays fo
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Beth
Holmfirth, UK54 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Interesting museum with loads of information about Irish culture, the history of Irish emigration and famous people of Irish heritage. I found reading the boards more informative than the audio guide so personally wouldn't bother listening. Would recommend getting a combined ticket to the Jeanie Johnston as this was a very informative tour. The tour takes 50-60 minutes and then I would advise leaving 90 mins to 2 hours for a thorough look around the museum.
Written 28 October 2022
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Hi bethd939, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and The Jeanie Johnston. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed both experiences. We always recommend visitors allow a minimum of 90 minutes to fully enjoy the experience at EPIC, however we often hear of people who spend much more time here than they had envisaged. Standard tickets permit visitors one return visit within 30 days of their original visit should you need more time to explore the stories in our collection. We really appreciate your valuable feedback on our current audioguides as we plan changes, improvements and new curation in the future. Kind Regards, Amano, The EPIC Team
Written 10 November 2022
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Busy Mom
6 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
This was a great activity with children, and it was thorough! Most of the exhibits offer some level of interaction to allow kids to actually experience the history while delving deeper for adults who want to read all the markers. I recommend the audio tour (extra cost) for history buffs and older children (my 10 year old son loved it).

My personal favorites were the mind room and the beautiful sculpture showing the different modes of emigration, but I suspect my children loved the witness testimonies and passport stamps in each room.
Written 16 August 2022
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Hi BusyMomAbroad, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit with us! It is great to hear that the audioguide added to your experience. For guests arriving with their personal smartphones and headphones/ listening devices, the audio-guide can be downloaded and followed along with for free. Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate your feedback and recommendation. Kind Regards, Amano, The EPIC Team
Written 7 September 2022
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Huggies2013
Rhondda Valleys, S Wales35 contributions
Jan 2023
So much information, giving it in such a unique and interactive way. Definitely need more than one visit as so much to listen to and read. If you are able to return within a month you can use same ticket so well worth the price.
Written 23 January 2023
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Dear Huggies2013, Thank you for visiting EPIC and for sharing your impressions with us. We are delighted to hear that you visit was so enjoyable and we look foward to welcoming you on your return visit. Kind regards, Amano The EPIC Team
Written 24 January 2023
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Fiona
Tampa, Florida, Usa19 contributions
We booked tickets online and it was a timed slot. We turned up at the allocated time and got into the museum fine but we were only in maybe the third exhibition room when large groups of teenagers (school groups?) started coming through behind us and swamped the place. They were not interested in the exhibits unless there was something to stamp or an interactive element, in which case they hogged it and no one else could even get close. The first group of students quickly got bored and sped past us but then a large group of school girls in uniforms speaking Spanish came through. These ladies were talking so loud to each other that you couldn’t actually hear any of the voices on the exhibits. It was really frustrating and more than one person told them to shush but they couldn’t care less. I really regret paying the full adult price to be there when subsidized school groups who had literally no interest in being at the museum just ruined it. In the whole of the time we were at the museum I saw one member of staff who engaged with the students and tried to manage them. I would not recommend this place unless you could be sure you would not be in a similar situation with these large groups. Badly managed. We skipped the last 4 rooms to get away from the hum of the teenagers.
Written 5 September 2022
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Hi Alskfjgyueidi, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and for taking the time to review us. We regret to hear that your visit was not to your satisfaction. Thank you for providing us with details about your visit. It will help us as we strive to improve all aspects of our experience and operations in the future. Kind Regards, Amano, The EPIC Team
Written 12 September 2022
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Luka K
Glasgow, UK65 contributions
This was everything I hoped it would not be. Whilst the location and the set up is impressive and user friendly the content is really poor. When compared to the Titanic Museum in Belfast and Holocaust Exhibition - this experience really lacks in ‘memorable’ department. At its core - this is about famous people who are connected to Ireland. When I say connected I am talking ‘six degrees of separation’ famous here. It’s got to the ridiculous stage of ‘being Irish’ and there was so many individuals mentioned that none of them really shone and left an impression. This attraction really lacks that human touch that would make you think about and appreciate what the people of the time experienced. What I wanted to find out is why people decided to leave, how did they leave, how much money it cost, what were the conditions of travel, their integration journey and I wanted it be person focused. It was none of this. The passport thing is great for kids but adds zero to adult experience. I did not take a child but overall this is completely unsuitable for kids as the content is too complex and there was little to interacts with for them.
Written 7 March 2023
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Dear lukak2018, We regret to hear that your experience at EPIC did not live up to your expectations. You have included some truly valuable insights and suggestions here which we will certainly take into account as we plan updates and improvements to our exhibitions in the future. It is certainly challenging to incorporate 1500 years of emigration to one clear and accessible narrative. The reasons why people left and the methods in which they left, as well as the costs incurred and conditions of travel have undergone drastic changes and vary hugely during this long history. For an immersive look at Famine history in particular we would highly recommend the 50 minute tour of the Jeanie Johnston, which is located just across the street from us. This tour is well positioned to answer some of your questions in the context of mid-19th century emigration. Kind regards, Amano The EPIC Team
Written 14 March 2023
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Susan M
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Very disappointing. We feel like we wasted our time and money, misled by the overwhelmingly positive reviews here and the spin on the museum's own website. It's a maze of rooms with video clips, not a proper museum and definitely not worth the high price of admission. We were through it all in 90 minutes, and we by no means rushed. Surprising, considering that the ticket allows re-entry on a second day - "because there's so much to see, you can't do it all in one day!" Which is nonsense.
The staff were fine, and the building and surroundings are beautiful. The main event was a flop.
Written 22 January 2023
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Dear Susan M, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. We regret to hear that your experience did not live up to expectations. Visitor feedback is a guiding principle for our EPIC Team. While our reviews are overwhemingly positive across all social media channels, we take negative reviews like this one seriously and strive to resolve any issues raised. Our museum is designed in room-by-room chronological order with a clearly designated beginning "departure" point and ending "arrival" point. Each visitor is provided a map and audioguides are also available. If you have any futher suggestions on how we can improve on this it would be great to hear from you. Our exhibitions are almost fully digital including videos, projections, touchscreens as well as some material atifacts. This information is made available through our website, promotional material, and third party booking sites at all times. As a member of the International Council of Museums and several other global museums organisations please be assured that we are fulfilling the definition of a museum. We recommend an estimated 90 minutes to all visitors, so we are pleased to hear that you found this timeframe to be managable without rushing. We do, however, receive consistent reviews from visitors who find they can spend in excess of 4 hours engaging fully with our gallery material. This feedback is imporant to us and so we choose to offer the option of reentry to those who would like to delve deeper or relive their expereince. Kind regards, Amano The EPIC Team
Written 24 January 2023
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Fearless151587
31 contributions
May 2022
If I was a tour guide, I would make this my first stop in Ireland. It covers a lot of information in a fun and interactive way, perfect for many different age groups! This museum is the perfect introduction to understanding Irish culture and history. The colours and artistic approach is top notch! Every detail has been thought out!

There was an interesting (temporary) exhibition on a Canadian at the entrance of the museum that many missed.

The passport idea was interesting, but I feel like it didn’t complete the full story of adjusting to life in a new country afterwards. There was also no ending passport stamp!

Used Dublin Pass as entry, but would recommend reserving a time in advance and arriving early in the morning. The line to enter was extremely busy.

One note: the bathrooms were disgusting with no toilet paper and had not been cleaned in a long time. (We were there first thing in the morning with minimal traffic, so it was clear these bathrooms have not been attended to that day at all).

Would have liked to see more recycling and composting bins on site.
Written 8 June 2022
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Hi Fearless151587, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us! Our new exhibition 'Revolutionary Routes' will be opened until October. It encapsulates Irish histories of abolition, racism, anti-racism and solidarity. One of the advantages of being a digital museum is that we are able to collate and reflect on all of the very welcome opinions expressed by our visitors as we plan changes, improvements and new curation in the future. We are sorry to hear about the toilets. I have sent your note onto our facilities team. Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate your precious feedback and sincere recommendation. Kind Regards, Lucile, The EPIC Team
Written 13 June 2022
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Penelope K
1 contribution
Feb 2023
My partner and I (both of Irish descent) eagerly visited the museum to perhaps shed light on our ancestry. My forefathers had left Ireland during the potato famine and I hoped to find out more.
But the museum seemed to focus on big name descendants like JFK in a high-tech interactive style of presentation, without any artefacts to actually look at.
I felt l was being sold a concept of Ireland by way of a campaign of positivity more than reality.
The whole museum looked like it had cost a fortune to fit out hence the extortionate entrance price.
The staff were at least pleasant and friendly but we left feeling dissatisfied and a bit fleeced, which pretty much sums up my (first time) experience of Dublin I'm afraid.
Written 16 February 2023
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Dear PenelopeK58, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. We regret to hear that your visit to our museum did not live up to your expectations. Rather than being a museum dedicated to the history of the famine, our misison is to explore 1,500 years of Irish emigration history through interactive digital technology and creative storytelling. The materiality of emigration is sparse therefore tangible artefacts cannot be to the forefront of our curation. JFK is mentioned alongside 23 other US presidents of Irish descent and tens of other political leaders and activitists who have influenced social, cultural and political life worldwide. There are many fantastic museums and sites dedicated to famine history in Ireland, including The National Famine Way encompassing sites including The Jeanie Johnston: A Famine Story tour which is located just across the street from EPIC. The Jeanie Johnston provides a fantastic, immersive insight into stories of departure to North America in the 19th century. Kind regards, Amano The EPIC Team
Written 21 February 2023
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Travis S
3 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
The good: the EPIC museum is educational, well planned and captures the emigration experience well, as well as the Irish impact on global culture.

The bad: the guides for the paid tours, especially a red haired/bearded gentleman, are rude and inconsistent of the people on the self guided tours. He repeatedly talked over the narration of the exhibits while shunting aside anyone who tried to listen to him, since they could not hear the narration. We had to skip two exhibits just to get away from him, and our ability to engage the exhibits was significantly hindered by his behavior.
Written 11 March 2023
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Dear travissM412GL, Thank you for your recent visit to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and we are delighted that you found the museum informative and easy to navigate. Thank you also for the constructive feedback which you have provided regarding the guided tours, it allows EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum to continuously improve. All visitors, participating in the guided tours, are issued with a listening device, which our tour guides can speak directly into from a transmitter. The purpose of delivering the tours in this fashion is to minimise the impact and noise of the guided tours traveling through the museum for self-guided visitors. We are regret to hear that taking these steps, you felt the tour impacted upon your visit. We will continue to review how our tours are delivered so to ensure this experience is not repeated with future visitors to the museum. Kind regards, Amano The EPIC Team
Written 14 March 2023
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John R.
Sydney, Australia15 contributions
Feb 2023
Great expectations that weren't met. It must only just meet the definition of a museum - everything was video or digital. Too much content to actually understand it - all 18 areas are more or less the same thing, with some fibre optic twig/tree things for some reason in one section.

Ticket price is high for not very much in return. Shop was even more highly priced full of the usual junk this type of place thinks visitors want to buy.

Vast amounts of information, but still came out with a very high level overview only as to why so many people want to leave Ireland. Although having been to this museum I now want to leave, as feeling very ripped off.
Written 14 February 2023
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Dear John R, We regret to hear that your visit to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum did not live up to expectations. Using interactive digital storytelling to immerse visitors in the history of Irish emigration is the core of what we do. If you have any ideas for retail offerings that you would have liked to see in our museum shop we would be delighted to learn from your experience. Kind regards, Amano The EPIC Team
Written 16 February 2023
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