EPIC is a privately owned museum, established by Neville Isdell, previous chairman and President of The Coca-Cola Company, who was born in County Down. During 2015, an advisory group was put together to seek advice from on the development of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. In Might 2016, EPIC was formally opened by former President of Ireland Mary Robinson.
EPIC is located in the vaults of CHQ Structure, a listed building initially known as Stack A and integrated in 1820 by John Rennie and finished by Thomas Telford; it was utilized as a bonded custom-mades warehouse for tobacco and white wine. CHQ was saved and brought back by the DDDA in the early 2000s.
The exhibit was created and established by a London-based specialist museum style consultancy called Event Communications that had actually also created the award-winning Titanic Belfast destination. At its opening in 2016, the Irish Independent reported that Isdell has actually invested Euro 15 million in the job, which “my experience was of a bold series of 20 galleries slickly fitted with sometimes breathtakingly immersive technology-driven displays”.
The Irish Times described EPIC as “the world’s first totally digital museum and had 120,000 visitors in its first year”, when it was chosen for the European Museum of the Year Award in 2018. EPIC went on to win the World Travel Awards for Europe’s Leading Traveler Attraction in 2019.
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum (https://bathroomrenovationdublin.ie/) is located in Dublin’s Docklands which covers the history of the Irish diaspora and emigration to other nations. It was developed by the London-based style company Event Communications and was voted as “Europe’s Leading Traveler Tourist attraction” at the 2019 World Travel Awards.
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