EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Tours

Ireland has long been a country of emigrants, with around 70 million people across the globe claiming Irish heritage. This interactive museum tells the remarkable tales of Ireland’s emigrants, chronicling their journeys to pastures new, their lives in foreign lands, and the influence they have had on the wider world. 

The Basics
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience. Most visitors make their own way through 20 engaging, high-tech galleries, though hour-long guided tours do take place twice daily with spots allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Audio guides are also available for rent. 

Visitors can pre-purchase an admission ticket to the exhibition, or opt for a combination ticket that provides access to both EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and the Irish Family History Centre, a neighboring genealogy center, where visitors can trace their family ancestry. Dublin Pass holders can avail of free entry to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is especially fascinating for anyone with Irish ancestry. 
  • Book tickets in advance during busier times of the year. 
  • The exhibition is wheelchair accessible. 

How to Get There
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is located in the beautiful vaults of the CHQ building at Custom House Quay in Dublin’s Docklands, just north of the River Liffey. To get there, take the train to Connolly, Pearse, or Tara Street stations; the Luas Red Line tram to George’s Dock; or the bus (14,15, or 27) to Amiens Street/Connolly Station. 

When to Get There
The museum is busiest from June through September. Even then, the large facility ensures it rarely feels crowded. Go just after opening to beat the crowds. 

Learn More About the Irish Emigration Story
Ireland has experienced several upswings in emigration over the past 300 years, often due to periods of economic depression. The single greatest cause of Irish emigration was the Great Famine, a catastrophic event that devastated the country between 1845 and 1849. Learn more about the famine at the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum and the haunting Famine Memorial, a series of suffering, skeletal bronze figures—both within walking distance of EPIC. 
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Address: The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Tour

Enrich your knowledge of Ireland’s diaspora and its history of emigration with this admission ticket to the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum experience. This attraction in Dublin, Ireland, gives you a self-guided tour of 20 galleries, which utilize cutting technology for an immersive experience. Dive deep into Ireland’s immigration period, seeing stories brought to life of why people left Ireland, the struggles they had along the way, where they went, and how they've changed the world.  
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions

Design your own ideal (and cost-efficient!) tour of Dublin’s top things to do and see with the Dublin Pass and see attractions such as Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery Bow St. and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. With your single- or multi-day ticket, visit brew houses, museums, castles, cathedrals and more. Explore the city at your leisure with a free 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing tour. Enjoy skip-the-line access to popular sites and discounts at city restaurants and shops. With free entry to more than 25 attractions around town, the Dublin Pass offers something for the whole family.
  • Duration: 5 days
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$66.96 USD
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  • Duration: 5 days
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Combination Ticket: EPIC and Irish Family History Centre Tour

EPIC; the Irish Emigration Museum and the Irish Family History Centre shine a light on the history of Irish migration—tracing genealogy back down the generations and tying family histories together. With this combination ticket, enjoy entry to both—with experts on hand to help you trace your family ancestry. Beat the queues with skip-the-line entry, and gain insight into Ireland’s—and perhaps your own—emigration history.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Dublin Shore Excursion: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

When your cruise ship docks in Dublin's port, go ashore and visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, where you'll delve into the history of Irish emigration the world over. You have limited time in port; planning your shore activities ahead of time ensures you can use your time wisely. With ticket in hand, you can hop a taxi (a short 5-minute ride) to the museum; start exploring without waiting in the ticket-buying line. You'll learn about the history of the Irish people and their travels through a self-guided tour of 20 themed galleries.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
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  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
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