EPIC has been voted Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction for the second year running


In 2020 we have welcomed thousands of people virtually. Our series of workshops, webinars, virtual tours, and history pack downloads aimed at younger Irish history enthusiasts have been extremely popular and very well received. We have introduced services for those self-isolating, for those who wish to explore their Irish heritage and for those who wish to honour their Irish ancestors. We continue to research and innovate to be deserving of our status of a leading, world-class institution.

“I am absolutely thrilled, amazed and grateful at the fact that EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum has won this most prestigious award for a second time. It is an endorsement of the goal that we set out to achieve – to create something that was absolutely world-class. It recognizes and celebrates the significant global impact of the Irish diaspora. This win is not just about the content of the Museum, bringing history together with modernity, but the people behind it. This was a great team effort and is a credit to everyone.“

We are dedicating this win to Irish people everywhere, particularly those who have been volunteering and helping in their communities throughout 2020. Their experiences and stories mirror so many of those we feature throughout EPIC. It is continually gratifying for us that so much of the feedback we receive from our visitors through reviews is that they feel inspired and proud to be Irish. We have felt the same this year about those all around the world.

Discover why 10 million people left Ireland, and the impact they had on the world

Irish history should never be a long list of names and dates, it should be an experience. Get hands on with Irish culture and its past with our fully interactive museum – swipe through video galleries, dance through motion sensor quizzes, listen to remastered audio from 100 years ago and watch videos that bring Irish history to life. At EPIC you’ll discover the far reaching influence of Irish history, and the impact the 10 million Irish men and women who left Ireland had on the world.

Enjoy a tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, followed by an introduction to your family history. At the IFHC, we’ve got lots of different databases to help you get on your way. Our staff will be on hand to show you how to follow the paper trail through our resources so you can start to bring your history to life!

The combo ticket includes:

  • Enjoy a self-guided tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
  • Get advice from a genealogy expert.
  • Use interactive display screens to engage and uncover more about your Irish roots.
  • Discover more about Ireland’s Emigration and Migration.
  • Play our fun quiz to test your knowledge on Ireland.
  • Take a seat at one of our workstations where you can sign up to the Irish Family History Centre and join our online community.
  • Access records on FindMyPast’s website