EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, CHQ Dublin, Ireland

  • Created: June 21, 2016
  • Updated: November 18, 2019
Address:The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Phone number:35319060861
Email address:info@epicchq.com
You won’t find leprechauns or pots of gold at EPIC, but you’ll discover that what it means to be Irish expands far beyond the borders of Ireland through the stories of Irish emigrants who became scientists, politicians, poets, artists and even outlaws all over the world. Discover Ireland from the outside in and find out why saying “I’m Irish” is one of the biggest conversation starters, no matter where you are.



Winner Europe’s leading Tourist Attraction 2019 “EPIC has been voted Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards, beating Buckingham Palace, the Roman Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower.”

Did You Know? 

  • Rihanna has Irish ancestors! Her Irish surname, Fenty, inspired the name for her makeup line.

  • Three members of the Beatles – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison – all come from families of Irish descent.

  • Irish physicist John Tyndall was the first to explain why the sky is blue.


EPIC is a modern museum situated in Dublin’s Docklands; it tells the moving and unforgettable story of the 10 million Irish people who left their homeland – and how they influenced and shaped the world. Experience this story in 20 breath-taking interactive galleries, complete with touchscreens, motion-sensor games, and audio and video to bring these one-of-a-kind tales to life.


EPIC Highlights:



  • Travel back in time through 1,500 years of history

  • Interact with the past in easy-to-use high-tech galleries

  • Discover family-friendly exhibits full of entertainment and education

  • Stamp your very own EPIC passport as you move through Irish history

  • Connect with your ancestors at the Irish Family History Center



Awards:



  • Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2019 at World Travel Awards – Winner

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

  • European Museum of the Year 2018 – Shortlisted

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018

  • TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2017 – Top 5 Irish Museums

  • Children in Museums Award 2017 – Shortlisted – the only Irish museum selected for this prestigious European award


Click here to book tickets 

Opening Hours



  • EPIC is open daily from 10:00 am to 6:45 pm and last entry is at 5:00 pm.

  • Late opening on a Thursday from Jul to Sept 2019.

  • Open all year round excl. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day.

  • Last admission: 5:00 pm.

  • Approx Visit Duration: 90 minutes. Cafes and restaurants in CHQ


EPIC Admissions



  • Adult (18+) — €16.50

  • Child Age 6-15 – €8.00

  • Child 5 and under – Free

  • Senior/Student – €15

  • Family (2 adults + 2 Children) (Save €9!) €40

  • Family (2 Adults + 1 Child) (Save €5!) €36

  • Group (Group of 10+) €14.50

  • Senior Groups €13.00


EPIC Special Offers



  • Family Pack Offer – Buy a family pack for only €40.00 (Save 9!). This pack consists of 2 adult and 2 child tickets, and you can also add additional child tickets for only €6.50 each.

  • EPIC Lunch – €25.95 – Entry to EPIC and a 2 course lunch at the Hilton Garden Inn Custom House Quay

  • EPIC on Dublin Pass – Get FREE entry to EPIC and some of Dublin’s best attractions with the Dublin Pass

  • Group Booking – Group rates available for 10 or more people pre-booking. For Group Bookings please contact them on 01 906 0861 or email info@epicchq.com.


Cafés and bars at EPIC


EPIC is located in the CHQ building on Dublin’s Docklands. There is a large selection of bars and restaurants to choose from and a large outdoor terrace to enjoy the summer sun.

  • Bakehouse

  • Ely Bar & Grill

  • Urban Brewing

  • Starbucks

  • Insomnia

  • Seven Wonders

  • Freshii

You won’t find leprechauns or pots of gold at EPIC, but you’ll discover that what it means to be Irish expands far beyond the borders of Ireland through the stories of Irish emigrants who became scientists, politicians, poets, artists and even outlaws all over the world. Discover Ireland from the outside in and find out why saying “I’m Irish” is one of the biggest conversation starters, no matter where you are.

Winner Europe’s leading Tourist Attraction 2019 “EPIC has been voted Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards, beating Buckingham Palace, the Roman Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower.”

Did You Know? 

  • Rihanna has Irish ancestors! Her Irish surname, Fenty, inspired the name for her makeup line.
  • Three members of the Beatles – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison – all come from families of Irish descent.
  • Irish physicist John Tyndall was the first to explain why the sky is blue.

EPIC is a modern museum situated in Dublin’s Docklands; it tells the moving and unforgettable story of the 10 million Irish people who left their homeland – and how they influenced and shaped the world. Experience this story in 20 breath-taking interactive galleries, complete with touchscreens, motion-sensor games, and audio and video to bring these one-of-a-kind tales to life.

EPIC Highlights:

  • Travel back in time through 1,500 years of history
  • Interact with the past in easy-to-use high-tech galleries
  • Discover family-friendly exhibits full of entertainment and education
  • Stamp your very own EPIC passport as you move through Irish history
  • Connect with your ancestors at the Irish Family History Center

Awards:

  • Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2019 at World Travel Awards – Winner
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • European Museum of the Year 2018 – Shortlisted
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2017 – Top 5 Irish Museums
  • Children in Museums Award 2017 – Shortlisted – the only Irish museum selected for this prestigious European award

Click here to book tickets 

Opening Hours

  • EPIC is open daily from 10:00 am to 6:45 pm and last entry is at 5:00 pm.
  • Late opening on a Thursday from Jul to Sept 2019.
  • Open all year round excl. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day.
  • Last admission: 5:00 pm.
  • Approx Visit Duration: 90 minutes. Cafes and restaurants in CHQ

EPIC Admissions

  • Adult (18+) — €16.50
  • Child Age 6-15 – €8.00
  • Child 5 and under – Free
  • Senior/Student – €15
  • Family (2 adults + 2 Children) (Save €9!) €40
  • Family (2 Adults + 1 Child) (Save €5!) €36
  • Group (Group of 10+) €14.50
  • Senior Groups €13.00

EPIC Special Offers

  • Family Pack Offer – Buy a family pack for only €40.00 (Save 9!). This pack consists of 2 adult and 2 child tickets, and you can also add additional child tickets for only €6.50 each.
  • EPIC Lunch – €25.95 – Entry to EPIC and a 2 course lunch at the Hilton Garden Inn Custom House Quay
  • EPIC on Dublin Pass – Get FREE entry to EPIC and some of Dublin’s best attractions with the Dublin Pass
  • Group Booking – Group rates available for 10 or more people pre-booking. For Group Bookings please contact them on 01 906 0861 or email info@epicchq.com.

Cafés and bars at EPIC

EPIC is located in the CHQ building on Dublin’s Docklands. There is a large selection of bars and restaurants to choose from and a large outdoor terrace to enjoy the summer sun.

  • Bakehouse
  • Ely Bar & Grill
  • Urban Brewing
  • Starbucks
  • Insomnia
  • Seven Wonders
  • Freshii

Contact Details

Contact: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Phone: 35319060861
Website: www.epicchq.com
Email: info@epicchq.com