Planning on visiting Dublin? EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is one historically and culturally relevant attraction you need to see.
Ireland has a rich and diverse history, one that needs to be explored upon your visit. Having opened in 2016, the EPIC Museum takes you on a journey through Ireland’s storied past, its people, and events that shaped what the country is today.
This is an incredible journey both for those with Irish heritage or those simply looking to develop a better understanding of Irish emigration throughout the years.
You’ll hear and see stories that will fascinate and move you, so read on to find out everything you need to know about visiting the EPIC Museum in Dublin.
Ireland Before You Die’s top tips for visiting:
- Always book your tickets ahead of time, as the museum can be busy, and tickets are cheaper online.
- We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your time slot to beat queues and make the most of your time.
- This is a self-guided experience. Allow around 1 hour 30 minutes to get the whole way through and really embrace the museum.
- Don’t miss out on entering your name at the ‘Power of a Name’ exhibit and find out about your Irish ancestry and heritage!
- Don’t forget to stamp your EPIC passport at each exhibit. This is a great token of your trip to hold onto.
Fun facts about the EPIC Museum:
- ‘EPIC’ is not an acronym; it doesn’t stand for anything. It simply refers to the epic journey Irish emigrants have been on.
- The museum is located in the CHQ building in Dublin. This was once the headquarters for shipping and storing tobacco in the 19th century.
- The EPIC Museum was the winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction for three years running from 2019 to 2021.
- The museum contains 20 individually themed galleries.
- EPIC only opened in 2016 but has quickly become a favourite Dublin attraction.
Food: Seven Wonders CHQ, Harbourmaster, Ely Bar & Brasserie
Drink: The Quays Bar, The Ferryman, The Brew Dock, The Norseman
Attractions: The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin’s Custom House
Contact and more info
Address: The Chq Building, Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)1 906 0861
Price (Online): Child (6-12 years) €9.50, Teenagers (13-17 years) €12.50, Adults (18 and over) €19, Seniors (65+) €17, Students €16.50. NOTE: These are online prices. Buying tickets in person is slightly more expensive.
Opening hours: 10 am to 6.45 pm – last entry is at 5 pm. The EPIC Museum is open seven days a week.
Your questions answered about the EPIC Museum
How long do I need at the EPIC Museum Dublin?
We would recommend at least 1 hour and 30 minutes at the museum. This allows you to really soak in the facts and history around you. You’ll probably want to stay longer.
What does EPIC stand for?
Nothing! It isn’t actually an acronym; it just highlights the epic journey Irish emigrants have undertaken.
What is the nearest Dart to the EPIC Museum?
The nearest Dart is the Busáras station.