This Dublin Museum Has Just Been Crowned Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction

A very EPIC visitor experience altogether...

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Photo by Ros Kavanagh via Ireland's Content Pool

Dublin’s EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum recently took home the crown of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards in Portugal.

It battled it out against heavyweights like Buckingham Palace, the Colosseum, and the Eiffel Tower to claim the top spot.

If you, like me, have yet to visit the EPIC Museum, then keep on readin’.

In the guide below, we’re going to delve into what gives the Irish emigration museum it’s X Factor and why you should add it to your Dublin-to-do list.

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Photo by Ros Kavanagh

It’s refreshing to see a tourist attraction in Dublin other than the Guinness Storehouse get such prestigious recognition.

Especially considering the EPIC museum is just three years old.

Since 2016 the museum, which was founded by County Down man Neville Isdell, former chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, has racked up rave reviews online, from locals and tourists alike.

It has also opened its doors to a good load of celebrity guests, like Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Justin Trudeau.

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Photo by Ros Kavanagh

What to expect from a visit to EPIC Museum

A visit to the EPIC museum takes you on a journey to uncover what it really means to be Irish.

You’ll discover why over 10 million people left the island of Ireland, where they went and what they brought with them.

Expect stories packed with adventure, adversity, and triumph, as you engage with Irish history in 20 interactive galleries that illustrate the global impact that Irish emigrants have had on sport, music, dance, charity, science, and technology.

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Photo by Ros Kavanagh
Related Read: Check out 8 of the best walks in Dublin to conquer this summer (mountains, hills and coastal rambles).

Infamous Irish rogues, a whispering library and more

The tour at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is hands-on.

You’ll spend your time here swiping through interactive video galleries, dancing your way through motion sensor quizzes, listening to remastered audio from 100 years ago and gazing at videos that bring Irish history to life.

It also looks pretty damn cool inside.

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Photo by Ros Kavanagh

Other tour highlights include a gallery of infamous Irish rogues (sounds very intriguing altogether), a whispering library featuring some of our most prominent Irish writers, and a celebration of Irish music and dance.

You can be fairly certain aul Micko Flatley features at some stage.

There’s also an Irish Family History Centre where visitors can consult with a genealogy expert to learn more about their own family history.

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum dublin
Photo by Ros Kavanagh

EPIC Museum Dublin Reviews

If you’re still on the fence about visiting, then the reviews will tip you over the edge.

The reviews for the EPIC Museum are insanely good.

  • Google – 4.6/5 (based on 2,000+ reviews)
  • TripAdvisor– 5/5 (based on just under 5,000 reviews)
  • Facebook– 4.9/5 (based on 300+ reviews)

Ticket Prices and Opening Hours

There are several different ticket options that you can choose from.

  • Adult (Age 18-64) – €15.00
  • Child (Age 6-15) – €7.50
  • Child (Age 5 & under) – FREE
  • Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Child) – €37.00
  • Family Ticket (2 Adults + 1 Child) – €33.00

The museum is open seven days per week (note: there’ll be differences with times on public holidays, so check their website in advance of visiting).

Monday 10:00 – 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday 10:00 – 17:00
Friday 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Have you visited EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum?

I’d love to know what you thought of the place.

Let me know in the comments section below!

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