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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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wendylaurel2020 wrote a review Yesterday
Belfast, United Kingdom3 contributions
Finding more out about the reasons my ancestors left such a gorgeous country. Learned so much and found out some great info about my family in the History Centre. Fiona and Carol were very kind and helpful. Loved the ambiance of the EPIC, really sets the tone for a fantastic experience.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jacob Wardamse wrote a review Yesterday
Dublin, Ireland62 contributions12 helpful votes
A very modern and visually attractive exhibition that would appeal mostly to the local audience, as the non-Irish might find it bit boring. Regrettably it doesn’t show the role that Ireland have taken for the last 25 years attracting the immigrants in. Each of the 20-odd rooms show a different aspect of the way that Irish moved around the globe with morsels of information on it- and I would dare to say there might have been even more information offered. Most of the exhibition is composed of custom-made instalments and models, which definitely look cool, but I would wish a bit more authentic memorabilia and everyday objects showcased. How did the travel across the Atlantic looked like? What did the travellers held in their suitcases? Apart from the obvious US/Australia destinations, are the Irish present in some more exotic or surprising places, like Japan, Nepal or Antarctic? The room on St Patric’s Day, with screens on all the walls showing smiling people- all good and well, but why the Irish celebrate that day in the first place and what is the social role bringing the Irish together on that day? The museum should give you answers to your questions, whereas we left a bit confused with even more questions than before. I would easily find grounds to compare the exhibition with Titanic Belfast, which the latter showcasing a coherent and very attractive story line on the people emigrating across the pond with a well known ship being only an excuse. I think that EPIC misses that spot. It seems to me it’s a museum targeted at the school trips from towns outside Dublin, for the education of the younger generation. I don’t think it’s that attractive for the families as the kids would find it a bit boring, with no that many elements they could touch, push, operate and have fun with. Also I wish the exhibit have shown a more recent side of the emigration- the fact that for the last 20 years the roles have changed and Ireland serves as a destination for emigration of many foreign nationals looking for a better life. This is an Irish contemporary reality, I think it would be important to showcase that. All in all, it is a very attractive museum visually but one that mostly the Irish would find amusing. I don’t think it’s a must for a tourist visiting Dublin for couple of days. And especially that prices aren’t that low either.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Carol A wrote a review Sep. 15
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I can't say enough good things about this museum! It truly was a joy to be there and to learn about Irish culture and feel like you are experiencing it. They've done an incredible job at balancing the reading with the hands on (while keeping up with the restrictions of covid). This is a must see for everyone - including children. My daughter enjoyed the Irish dancing the most.
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Liz R wrote a review Sep. 14
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My second visit, my adult daughter’s first. She was unsure when I told her it was Interactive, thought it might be too childish. I was delighted to see how engaged and interested she was, and how proud to be Irish. Looking forward to bringing my siblings when, in the future, they visit home from UK.
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BMWBiker1200RT wrote a review Sep. 14
Wexford, Ireland15 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent presentation, exciting, lively and very accessible. Very helpful assistants to explain and direct.
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