By Kenya Barrett
If you’re looking for things to do in Dublin, a trip to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum should be at the top of your list – especially since it won “Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction” award in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Not your ordinary museum, EPIC is filled with unique immersive and interactive exhibits that showcase the history of Irish emigration. Whether you’re interested in learning a special Irish dance or reading the letters of past emigrants, read on to learn why EPIC The Irish Museum is one of the best museums to visit in Ireland!
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Get a deep dive into Irish history
The main focus of the EPIC Irish Emigration Museum is to educate visitors on the cultural influence that Ireland has had on the world. Due to Ireland’s unique heritage, the Irish diaspora has made strides throughout the world – namely the Americas and even the Caribbean.
Through a series of exhibits, visuals, and artifacts, guests have the opportunity to learn about some of the world’s most impactful figures of Irish descent. These individuals have made notable strides in several industries ranging from entertainment and literature to sports and science. Visitors have a chance to analyze emigrant letters to digest stories of past citizens who ventured beyond Ireland or trace their own heritage at the Irish Family History Centre.
It’s a fully-interactive museum
One of the stand-out qualities of this museum is its interactivity. Unlike other museums in Dublin, EPIC Irish Emigration Museum gives visitors an immersive experience while learning about the country’s intriguing past. Instead of filling the building with ancient artifacts and antique archives, the museum offers digital galleries, motion sensor quizzes, audiobooks, and even short dance sessions that allow you to connect with Irish history in a lively way.
Want to visit the museum from the comfort of your hotel? Consider booking a VR tour of the structure as an alternative.
The EPIC Irish Emigration Museum is family-friendly
Without a doubt, the EPIC Irish Emigration Museum is one of the best things to do in Dublin with kids and/or when it rains. Filled with several interactive exhibits, children will be wowed by the number of ways there are to learn. They can listen to whispers of old Irish tales at the Whispering Library – dedicated to famous authors of Irish descent – or participate in the motion detector Irish Outlaws Quiz at Rogues Gallery.
Additionally, adults can book a consultation with a genealogist expert to learn about their personal ties to the Emerald Isle. There is truly something here for everyone.
Located in the center of Dublin
The EPIC Irish Emigration Museum is located right in the heart of Dublin. Just steps from the Sean O’Casey Bridge, the building is conveniently stationed right in front of River Liffey, where you can glimpse people enjoying a cruise along its waters. With an optimal location, the museum allows visitors to learn about Irish history before experiencing the country’s capital city in the present day.
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