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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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Address: I.F.S.C. House Custom House Quay | Custom House Quay, Dublin D01 T6K4, Ireland (Formerly EPIC Ireland)
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+353 1 906 0861
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive...

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in Dublin's Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland's emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day. Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. At EPIC you can step through 20 themed galleries to find out why people left, see how they influenced the world they found, and experience the connection between their descendants and Ireland today. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known. EPIC brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way.

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Tour
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US$24.15*
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Combination Ticket: EPIC and Irish Family History Centre Tour

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Great stop in Dublin.

This a very cool museum that packs a lot of information in an interesting and entertaining experience. We only had about an hour, but could easily have spent about 2-3 hours... read more

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Rutland, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This a very cool museum that packs a lot of information in an interesting and entertaining experience. We only had about an hour, but could easily have spent about 2-3 hours watching all of the videos and exploring the interactive exhibits. The museum discusses the emigration through the years and the influence of the Irish in many facets of life... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Epic on Wednesday last and this was my 3rd visit to this attraction in Dublin. It is the CHQ building and definitely worth a visit. It reviews the history of immigration from Ireland to different parts of the world and what modes of transportation was used. There is also a history of Irish writers and music. I don't... More 

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Poolesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful multi-media presentation of tragedy and triumph. Details many of the events that lead to mass emigrations from Ireland. Many of the stories are sad, even tragic. But, the museum also highlights many major contributors to the World stage that came from Ireland. Very informative but with enough "tech" to keep older kids interested.

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a very nice visit learning about Ireland story in a fine location! Epic is one of the most interesting place

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Through a series of different displays the story of the Irish who left Irelamd is told. Children will enjoy getting their passport stamped at the various displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a well-done multimedia exploration of Irish emigration. I found I was laughing, crying, amazing, uplifting. We were there almost 2 hours, which seemed about right. This was 100% better than the "Dublinia" exhibit that was weird mannequins and static presentations.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum took my breath away - interactive state of the art exhibits alongside traditional historical pieces. It was informative emotional and filled my heart with pride for the people who left our shore but brought Ireland with them.

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EPICIrish, Team Member at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Wow - it is wonderful to read that EPIC took your breath away! We are so pleased that you had such an authentic experience and that you left with a sense of pride in Ireland. We really appreciate your review and recommendation. Regards, The EPIC Team. More 

Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent museum. Lots of interactive, hands-on. Very interesting and well-done. Would definitely go back if opportunity presented itself on another trip.

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EPICIrish, Team Member at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, responded to this review

Hello Julie, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us. Feel free to connect with us on any of our social networking channels. We really appreciate your review and recommendation and hope to see you again soon! Regards, The EPIC Team. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is highly interactive and the experience is good for both adults and children. The path is very well organized among the many rooms, touching many different aspect of Irish life in present and past

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EPICIrish, Team member at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, responded to this review

Hello Alessandro, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable visit with us. We really appreciate your review and recommendation. It's great to be recommended for both adults and children alike! Regards, The EPIC Team. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a terrific exhibition for both locals and tourists. There is so much information that perhaps it is very difficult to take it all in on one visit. Every thing is so well displayed that it is easy to watch but really is a lot to take in in such a short time.

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EPICIrish, Team Member at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to EPIC and hope to see you again soon. We really appreciate your review and recommendation. It's great to be recommended to both locals and tourists alike! Regards, The EPIC Team. More 

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