epic Irish emigration museum near Isaacs hostel

Dublin …It’s Epic !

This is Dublin’s newest attraction housed in the attractive chq Building at St George’s Dock and only a 5 minute walk from Isaacs Hostel.

Isaacs Dublin - Dublin …It’s Epic

EPIC is a modern museum in Dublin’s Docklands that tells the moving and unforgettable story of the 10 million Irish people who left their homeland – and how they influenced and shaped the world.

The world’s only fully digital museum features 1,500 years of Irish history in its atmospheric vaults. Experience this breathtaking story in interactive galleries, with a feast of powerful audio and video bringing these one-of-a-kind tales to life.

Shortlisted for European Museum of the Year 2018, this top-rated, family-friendly attraction is an essential destination for everyone with an interest in Ireland’s people, culture and history. Relive some of the greatest achievements in music, literature, sport, business, politics, fashion and science.

Among TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Things to Do in Dublin, National Geographic Travel describe it as “Simply too good of a story to miss”. EPIC also houses the Irish Family History Centre, with a team of genealogy experts to help visitors uncover their Irish roots.


  • Find out why Irish people travelled the globe over the centuries
  • Uncover hundreds of stories of adventure, adversity and triumph
  • Interact with the past in easy-to-use high-tech galleries
  • Stamp your very own souvenir EPIC passport as you travel through Irish history
  • Send a digital postcard from Dublin
  • Connect with your ancestors at the Irish Family History Centre
  • Unlike any other museum experience

Epic Awards

  •  European Museum of the Year Award 2018 – Shortlisted
  • Children in Museums Award 2017 – Shortlisted – the only Irish museum selected for this prestigious European award.
  • TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards – Top 5 Irish Museum

Where is Epic  ?

attractions near isaacs hostelThe chq Building is only a 5 min walk from Isaacs Hostel and you should allow an hour and a half to visit the attraction. There are loads of great spots for lunch or snacks in the CHQ or if you fancy a drink the outdoor terrace at Ely restaurant overlooking St. Georges Dock is just a few metres away. Other attractions nearby include the Jeannie Johnston Famine ship which has a guided tour and there are great riverside walks and views of Dublin just in front of EPIC the Irish emigration Museum

Tickets are now €14 and €12 for students, and often we have  generous  discounts for Isaacs Hostel guests- just ask at Reception .

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