EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Tour
The Irish Emigration Museum is an interactive experience. It will guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day. 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. After the tour, you may want to pay a visit to the moving Famine Sculpture, located only a few meters away from the museum.
Through 20 state-of-the-art galleries, visitors immerse themselves in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known. Located in The chq Building in the heart of Dublin‘s docklands, EPIC brings these amazing stories to life in a spectacular way, using a range of imagery, video, sound and interactive technologies to create a powerful and emotive experience. Knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you with any further questions you may have. There are also audio guides available in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.
The timeline of the museum charts Irish emigration from the 6th century right up to the present day, and features the stories of over 325 people. On entry, visitors are issued with their own passport for their journey ahead in our departures hall, which can be stamped at each gallery along the way. You then travel through our galleries to learn what motivated people to leave, where they went to, and what they did once they arrived. The exhibition also shows how the dispersal of Irish people has helped spread Irish traditions and culture throughout the world, and how it has changed, adapted and been adopted by other nations and cultures.
EPIC is also home to the Irish Family History Centre (IFHC), a professional genealogy service and centre where visitors can meet with a dedicated team of genealogy experts, as well as access to several online databases where they can help you research your Irish ancestry. Please select the other product, 37317P3 Combo ticket, if you wish to gain entry to both EPIC and the IFHC.
EPIC is also within a 3 minute walk of the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship & Famine Museum, and the Famine Sculpture, for those interested in learning more about the Great Famine, the single largest cause for Irish emigration history. The Famine Sculpture commemorates the victims of the Famine, many of whom were forced to walk to Dublin's docks to board ships as part of an "assisted migration" programme. The sculptures, called 'Departing' depict 7 people fleeing the catastrophe and provide a poignant reminder of Ireland's past. They are twinned with another set of sculptures in Toronto, called 'Arriving'.