With twenty galleries of multimedia displays, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum tells the story of Ireland’s global influence and the journeys of its people. Organized into themes of migration, influence, motivation, and connection, it expertly groups the stories of the Irish diaspora into an immersive experience for the visitor. It is even located near the very docks where many Irish people once departed the country.
It is estimated that more than 10 million people have left the island of Ireland, and this museum looks closely at why, where, how, and what has happened since. Exhibits celebrate the accomplishments of Irish artists, writers, politicians, and scientists, and look at the spread of Irish heritage and culture all over the world through emigration.
For those with Irish roots, the Irish Family History Center allows visitors to trace their ancestors’ lives and learn about their history in a unique way. It is an essential stop for those looking to more deeply understand Ireland as a visitor.