The Irish emigration museum EPIC has been named Europe's leading tourist attraction for the third time.

The award was made by the World Travel Awards.

EPIC is the first visitor attraction to be voted as Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction award three times in a row.

CEO and Museum Director Patrick Greene said the win was testament to the resilience, creativity and commitment of EPIC's staff and.

He added that the museum would continue to honour the diaspora and recognise the vital contribution the Irish people have made worldwide.

"Irish creativity, culture and community is showcased excellently in their museum," said Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin.

"Their commitment to providing quality educational events, to hosting exhibitions uncovering lesser-known stories of the Irish Diaspora and to giving visitors a world class experience lies at the heart of their win.

"EPIC is an excellent cultural ambassador within and for Ireland. This is a win for EPIC, for Dublin and for Irish Tourism."