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.
EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum
The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, Dublin
Our Rating Neighborhood City Centre Hours Daily 10am–6:45pm (last admission 5pm; open until 8pm Thurs). Transportation Luas: George’s Dock. DART: Connolly, Tara St. Phone 01/906-0861 Prices Admission €14 adults; €12 seniors; €12 students ; €7 children 6–15; children 5 and under free; €35 families. Genealogy Centre only: €9.50. Web site EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum
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