As uncertainty continues to mount about the re-opening of schools in a few weeks, let’s try to pack in a few good memories for Summer 2020…
So, it has been a strange summer. Passports have been replaced by ‘essential worker’ letters, sandals replaced with runners, and suitcases replaced with backpacks.
It will be a summer many of us will not forget for the negative days we have seen, but there have been some really positive days in there too. Almost everyone you ask about their experience with this past few months, will have ‘extra time with the kids / family’ in there somewhere. So, before the shorter days start to arrive, lets get out there and enjoy some more family time!
EPIC – The Irish Emigration museum in Dublin’s Docklands have their finger on the pulse when it comes to offering a great day out for the family.
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Discover why 10 million people left Ireland, and the impact they had on the world
Irish history should never be a long list of names and dates, it should be an experience. EPIC allows you to get hands on with Irish culture and its past. Swipe through video galleries, dance through motion sensor quizzes, listen to remastered audio from 100 years ago and watch videos that bring Irish history to life. You’ll discover the far reaching influence of Irish history, and the impact the 10 million Irish men and women who left Ireland had on the world.
Kids go Free this August!
Having just launched their ‘Kids go Free’ initiative, the museum is now buzzing with excited kids (all in individual time slots to ensure families are not mingling). These kids are learning so much about the memories of the past, whilst making new memories of their own, with their own family.
The best museum I’ve ever been to…
“This is not a classic museum, it is a museum experience. It is very interactive and so is great for kids. You can take in as much information in as much time as you would like.” Kerry721, Waterloo, Belgium
As part of this initiative, EPIC have also extended the offer to the Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship, just 5 mins down the road. This ship tells the story of the thousands of Irish people who fled the Famine and embarked on a voyage in the hope of a better life in North America.
The free entry to both the EPIC Museum and the Jeanie Johnston applies to children aged 16 and under, when accompanied by a paying adult, which means that parents, grandparents or older siblings can all enjoy a day out together.
Apart from the great discovery inside the walls of the museum, EPIC is also situated in the The chq Building , which has tons of great food options available for lunch or tea breaks. Guests at EPIC can even leave the museum to take a break during their visit, which is handy for small kids (or big kids in need of a coffee break!)
10 family fun activities to try out at EPIC
1. Stamp your souvenir passport
Fill up your very own souvenir EPIC passport. Can you collect every stamp?
2. Try our interactive sports table Spin the disks and watch your favourite sports stars come to life
3. Watch your step
Try out some Irish dancing moves
4. Listen to talking books
Our library isn’t quiet…the books talk to you!
5. Take a selfie
Strike a pose in our the Instagrammable ‘Discovering and Inventing’ gallery
6. Travel through history
Hear people from hundreds of years ago tell you their story
7. Take part in an activity trail
Pick up our fun activity trail to keep you entertained as you go through the museum
8. Choose your favorite villain
From pirates to cowboys, pick the most horrible in our dastardly game
9. Discover your Irish family
Maybe even track down your great-great-great-great-great-grandparents at the Irish Family History Centre
10. Take the EPIC quiz
Can you answer every question on our interactive touch screen quiz? what are you waiting for? Let’s get out there, discover our great past, make great memories, and look to our children’s future with pride.