EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin

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An interactive experience, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum guides you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day. 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum by using our Dublin trip itinerary planner.
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  • It is certainly an eye opener, we found out. Really good explanations and facts neatly given. Good!!  more »
  • It was my final stop in Dublin, and one of that, I will remember for a long time. The museum tells a wonderful, poignant, melancholy story of the emigration process that took place in Ireland. The...  more »
  • We purchased online workshop about Female explorers for our 9 year old daughter. She really enjoyed it found it very interesting and enjoyed the interactive aspect as well. Going on her response we...  more »
  • This museum is simply amazing. Obviously a big part of this is its use of advanced technology and interface design, and the rewarding experience of learning how to use the interactive exhibits, but it also benefits from painting a very clear picture of Irish culture and influence around the world, and the trials faced by them throughout history. I went expecting to spend an hour or two, and when I finished I noticed four hours had gone by and I had missed lunch, but was touched by what I had seen and read. 10/10 would recommend!
  • Wow, definitely recommendable and from my point of view an absolute "must see" in Dublin. Beautiful location in the basement of an old warehouse at the docks of river Liffey, very engaging exhibition and even though it uses very modern and multimedia means it is still very touching emotionally and tangible. Learn a lot about Irish culture, history and what emigration means in broader sense and the negative and positive aspects it has when somebody chooses or is obliged to change the country of residence. Perfect from A-Z
  • Spend two hours in a museum without a single exhibit? That's what happens in EPIC. It's all about audio, video and touchscreens. This museum gives a good insight into how Irish perceive their nation and its place in the world. Sometimes it is ridiculous how they manage to find Irish origin in people whose great-grandfather happened to be Irish. But still, it's a great experience. P.S. Irish cheese is really nothing to be proud of ;-)
  • Whilst I enjoyed some aspects of the museum, I didn't find it added much to my existing knowledge of the history of Irish emigration. I most enjoyed the acted personal accounts of various figures. To some extent I felt I could just as easily found other information on-line, for free. But for those with little pre existing knowledge it might be a useful springboard to finding out more about Ireland or their Irish heritage.
  • I would say this is the most interesting museum in Dublin. It is the first full-interactive electronic museum in the world, which means that you can go through the entire museum by yourself without any tour guides. Electronic panels were installed in each section and they are very informative which provide you with ample of information in small digestible bits. You can download the free app as your audio guide, but do remember to bring your headphones. I really appreciate that they provided us with a “passport” that we can stamp on when we pass each section - this made a great free souvenir! The staff were super friendly and helpful, provided us a lot of guidance when we were quite clueless which ticket to purchase. Lockers are also available - for free - deposit not needed, and you can store all of your belongings there.

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