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This modern, well-designed museum tells the story of how and why people millions of people emigrated these shores in search of a better life—and the impact they made on other countries when they got there. The exhibits have a heavily interactive element, with plenty of high-tech storytelling. While not aimed specifically at children, it certainly does enough to keep younger visitors entertained as well as informed—for example, you’ve given a ‘"passport’" with your ticket, which you can get stamped in each of the 20 galleries. There’s also a Genealogy Centre on site if you want help in exploring any of your own connections to the far-reaching Irish diaspora.