EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum


1h 30min
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the vaults of CHQ in Dublin's Docklands. Voted Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction 2019 & 2020 at World Travel Awards. Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. At EPIC you can step through 20 themed galleries to find out why people left, see how they influenced the world they found, and experience the connection between their descendants and Ireland today. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known. EPIC brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way. It's located in the beautiful vaults of the CHQ Building, one of the last examples of industrial Georgian architecture in Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.

Current opening times

Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Paid Visit
  • Covid-19 Guidelines
  • Credit Card Accepted
  • Guided Tours
  • Guide Dogs Welcomed
  • Toilets
  • Food On Site
  • Wifi
  • Retail On Site
  • Audio Guide Available
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Paper Ticket Accepted
  • Families
  • Arts & Culture
  • Galleries & Museums
  • Heritage Sites
  • Kids
  • Solo Visitors
  • Friends
  • Mature visitors
  • Historical
  • Self-guided tour of EPIC's 20 galleries
  • Ticket is valid for one return visit for the rest of the calendar year
  • Audio guide available via the free EPIC mobile app, available to download from the App Store or Google Play. Audio tour available in English, Irish, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and Chinese Mandarin
Our standard cancellation policy means all purchases are final and tickets are non-refundable. If you feel you are entitled to a refund, please contact us directly a minimum 24 hours prior to your scheduled arrival, stating your name, booking reference, your reason(s) for cancelling and why they justify a refund.

In the event EPIC is forced to close due to unforeseen circumstances we will give visitors the option to either reschedule their dates or receive a full refund.

If you are late for your scheduled time slot please contact us as soon as possible calling (01)9060861, stating your name associated with your booking, so that our team can help you reschedule your booking for the next available time slot of your preference. A refund will not be issued in the event you are late.

Contact details

  • The Chq Building
  • Custom House Quay
  • Dublin
  • Ireland