EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Stories of the Irish who travelled the world

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is an interactive experience located in Dublin city centre. Uncover the dramatic and inspiring stories of the Irish who travelled the world, from early times to the modern-day. The world’s only fully digital museum features 1500 years of Irish history and relives some of the greatest achievements in music, literature, sport, politics, fashion and science.

From the Dublin Citi Hotel, it is just 17-minute walk away. You can take a look at their exhibitions every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

EPIC Entrance

Looking to the past

EPIC is located in the CHQ building in one of Dublin’s most historic locations by the banks of the River Liffey on Custom House Quay. CHQ, formerly known as Stack A, or the Tobacco Store, was built between 1817 and 1820 to store valuable cargoes of tobacco, tea and spirits. Designed by the Scottish engineer John Rennie with his son of the same name working as his principal assistant, this industrial masterpiece had the largest pre-20th century clear floor space in Dublin city. The building was made famous when it hosted the Crimean War Banquet in 1856, celebrating the return of 3,000 Irish soldiers.

A vision for change

In the early 2000s, the Grade One protected structure was sympathetically restored by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority. Irishman Neville Isdell, the former Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola, purchased the building in late 2013 with the intention of developing this magnificent structure into a destination at the social heart of Dublin’s Docklands.

The Irish Emigration Museum Halls

Discover the story of the 10 million people who left Ireland

EPIC tells the moving and unforgettable stories of those who left the island of Ireland, and how they influenced and shaped the world. EPIC embraces the past and the future with 1,500 years of Irish history and culture housed in its atmospheric vaults.

The world’s only fully digital museum, experience this breathtaking story in state-of-the-art interactive galleries, complete with touch screens, motion sensor quizzes and a feast of powerful audio and video that bring Irish history to life. Watch characters from the past tell one-of-a-kind tales of adventure and perseverance, conflict and discovery, belief and community.

A museum experience like no other.


  • Emigrant Letters
  • Interactive Touch Screens
  • Music and Dance
  • Rogues’ Gallery
  • Whispering Library
  • Irish History Family Center


  • Adult: €15.00
  • Seniors/Students: €13.00
  • Children: € 7.50
  • Family: (starting at) €33.00

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