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Explore one of Dublin’s major visitor attraction and uncover 1500 years of EPIC Irish history at the world’s first fully digital museum.

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EPIC, Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin

Discover 1500 Years EPIC Irish History

EPIC is located on the banks of the River Liffey in Dublin’s Docklands. It’s an ideal first stop for people visiting Dublin to get an insight into Irish people, history and culture. The museum itself is in the vaults of the beautifully-restored historic CHQ building. Inside EPIC’s galleries, you can try some Irish dancing steps, listen to classic Irish novels or select an Irish villain from history. As a high-tech museum it is suitable for all ages, from children to grandparents.

Our Review of EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum

Discover the stories of those who left Ireland and influenced the world. Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum to find out about the Irish people who travelled the globe. EPIC is the world’s only fully digital museum. The 20 interactive galleries tell the fascinating stories of over 300 Irish people, past and present, and relive some of the greatest achievements in sport, music, art, culture, politics, food, fashion, and science. With 70 million people now claiming Irish heritage and ancestry, there are tales from around the globe. EPIC also houses a state-of-the-art genealogy centre, the Irish Family History Centre, to help visitors explore their Irish ancestry. TripAdvisor and National Geographic Traveller both feature EPIC among their Top 10 Things to Do in Dublin.

EPIC is located on the banks of the River Liffey in Dublin’s Docklands. It’s an ideal first stop for people visiting Dublin to get an insight into Irish people, history and culture. The museum itself is in the vaults of the beautifully-restored historic CHQ building. Inside EPIC’s galleries, you can try some Irish dancing steps, listen to classic Irish novels or select an Irish villain from history. As a high-tech museum it is suitable for all ages, from children to grandparents. There is a lot to see in each of the galleries, and many strands of the Irish story are told. Learn about the Irishman who invented hot chocolate and there’s even an ‘Irish Pub’ with traditional music and the story of the Irish who became winemakers in Bordeaux. 
 

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