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
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.
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.
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.
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 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!