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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Custom House Quay, Dublin D01 T6K4, Ireland
+353 1 906 0861
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EPIC is a modern museum in Dublin’s Docklands that tells the moving and unforgettable story of the 10 million Irish people who left their homeland, & how they influenced and shaped the world. The world’s only fully digital museum features 1,500 years of Irish history in its atmospheric vaults. Experience this breathtaking story in interactive galleries, with a feast of powerful audio & video bringing these one-of-a-kind tales to life. Shortlisted for European Museum of the Year 2018, this top-rated, family-friendly attraction is an essential destination for everyone with an interest in Ireland’s people, culture and history. Relive some of the greatest achievements in music, literature, sport, business, politics, fashion & science. EPIC also houses the Irish Family History Centre, with a team of genealogy experts to help visitors uncover their Irish roots. Also nearby is the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship & the Famine Memorial Sculpture. Last entry is 5:00pm, museum closes at 6:45pm
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Custom House Quay, Dublin D01 T6K4, Ireland
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Reviewed today

This museum is very nicely done-the exhibits are very interesting and very well done. You are given a passport that you stamp in each area-this was fun for my daughter. We learned a lot about the emigration from Ireland. Would go again

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Reviewed today

Was a little unsure what to expect, particularly as I went with my 79 year old Mum who was a little reticent of the fact that it was an 'interactive' experience...however, we both loved it and thought the technology was very clever and really told...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a great example of a great concept delivered with innovative hi-tech solutions. History can at the best of times prove tiresome and uninteresting. However, the EPIC Irish immigrant story is wonderfully crafted in logical stages and brings the visitor on an interactive experience...More

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Epicchq, The EPIC Team at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Aquilicus, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration museum. We are delighted to hear that you found the digital aspects of the museum useful to understanding the story of Irish emigrants. As well, we are glad to hear that you found the museum...More

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We thoroughly enjoyed our rainy day visit to EPIC. The displays are very captivating and interactive, and in addition to describing Irish emigration, the museum also provides a good overlook of Irish history as well. The staff we came across were very friendly too. We...More

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Epicchq, The EPIC Team at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi mmmill, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and found the museum captivating! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate your feedback and recommendation. Kind Regards, Lucie...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Were it not for the "Hop-On, Hop-Off" bus, we would not have known about Epic, as it is only 2-3 years old. EPIC(Every Person Is Connected) highlights Irish Immigration and Emigration, providing great perspectives. A great way to spend an hour or two, this high...More

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Epicchq, The EPIC Team at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi David, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. We are delighted to hear that you were pleasantly surprised by our museum. Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate your feedback and recommendation. Kind Regards, Amelia, The EPIC...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This state-of-the art museum punctuates the deep tradition (though often not pleasant or voluntary) of the Irish to set out for new lands and their many contributions to cultural, commerce and much more around the world. The museum casts a wide net and, thanks to...More

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Epicchq, The EPIC Team at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi mod763, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and found the museum engaging! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate your feedback and recommendation. Kind Regards, Lucie The...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had been told this was a great museum to visit, we were there Tuesday this week, wasnt sure what to expect, but its a must see, they have done a brilliant job with the exhibits. I was surprised to find that we'd been there well...More

Thank tasdebbie
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Epicchq, The EPIC Team at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Tasdebbie, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration museum. We are delighted to hear that you were pleasantly surprised by our museum. Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate your feedback and recommendation. Kind Regards, Amelia, The EPIC Team

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our first stop on our fifth visit to Dublin after we dropped our bags. It was an easy walk from the city centre. The exhibits are highly interactive and they even have a little passport you can stamp in each room. It's not...More

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Epicchq, The EPIC Team at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi OakParker98, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit! As you have noted, we are very much a digital museum. What this means is that we use various digital and multimedia technology to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent exhibits and videos that tell the story of emigration from Ireland over the past few hundred years. It covers the famine and migration to the US.More

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Epicchq, The EPIC Team at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Rich-Stamford, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed learning the many stories of Irish emigration. Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate your feedback and recommendation. Kind Regards, Amelia, The...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I first visited in December 2017 on my own, and again with family/friends in July 2018 after telling them about this place. The experience was just as enjoyable the second time (where I used their audio guide on my iPhone available in the App Store)....More

Thank Carl S
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Hi Carl, Thank you for visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. We are delighted to hear that you found both your visits engaging and enjoyable! Thank you also for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate your feedback and recommendation. Kind Regards, Lucie...More

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Matthew R
21 May 2018|
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Response from Epicchq | Property representative |
Hi Matthew, Our museum itself doesn't have a cafe. However we are located in The CHQ Building, which contains several cafes and restaurants, many of which have gluten-free options. Please visit their website* to view the... More
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Emma C
2 January 2018|
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Response from Epicchq | Property representative |
Hi Emma, A family ticket includes entry to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum exhibition and 20 galleries. Entry to the Irish Family History Centre is not included. Regards, Carl, The EPIC Team
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Katy N
19 September 2017|
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Response from patjones25 | Reviewed this property |
There is also a wheelchair you can borrow if someone finds standing for a long time difficult - cannot fault this place
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