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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum

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Address: Cathedral Square | Viking Triangle, Waterford, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 51 849 501
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The magnificent curved facade of the warm butter-coloured stone building...

The magnificent curved facade of the warm butter-coloured stone building draws in the visitor. The eye-catching giant sculpture on the gable was inspired by a tiny 13th century belt mount found in Waterford. It is Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum and the only building on the island to incorporate two medieval chambers, the 13th century Choristers’ Hall and the 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vault.

Don't miss the stunning Heavens' Embroidered Cloths, Waterford's cloth-of-gold 15th century vestments, the only piece of clothing from King Henry VIII's reign to survive in the world - the 'Cap of Maintenance' and the Great Charter Roll from 1373, containing the earliest contemporary portrait of a medieval English king (Edward III) shown to Queen Elizabeth on her 2011 state visit to Ireland. These and many more unique artefacts await you on your guided tour of the award wining Medieval Museum.

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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum: Admission Ticket
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Epic Tour of the Viking Triangle
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Medieval Museum and Bishop's Palace: Combined Admission Ticket

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Nice museum

The audiovisual presentations help very am understanding of the history. Is well laid out and for an extra 2 euros a visit to the Bishops House is also included.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The audiovisual presentations help very am understanding of the history. Is well laid out and for an extra 2 euros a visit to the Bishops House is also included.

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Thank KillingMoon
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon KillingMoon Many thanks for taking the time to come and visit us in the award winning Medieval Museum and even better, giving us such a wonderful review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and the audio visual presentation on each floor certainly do help gain an understanding for what you're about to see in the galleries. We... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right our doorstep here and it took some of us years to visit. Our guide Derek (Tipperary man) was very knowledgeable. Very interesting.

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Thank May D
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon May Thank you for coming to visit us at the award winning Medieval Museum and yes, we do have a 'Tipperary man' as a guide, but he's been in Waterford so long, he's a good as one of our own. He's a mind full of information and love to tell stories of times gone past during the medieval... More 

Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive museum with archives, models, and artifacts. Learn about the history of this beautiful city. Easy walk throughout museum and gift shop.

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Thank trippychick2009
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon trippychick2009 Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum, we do like to think it is 'impressive' and well laid out for all, both young and not so young! Our guided tours make hearing about out wonderful history so easy going and enjoyable that it will make you want to... More 

Keene, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This did not really rock my boat. A small rather limited museum. It might appeal to children who are interested in the time period or topic.

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Thank Gina C
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon Gina C Thank you for your feedback for your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum and we have taken note of your comments and are a bit disappointed that we didn't 'rock my boat'. The award winning Medieval Museum is all about the treasures of medieval Waterford, so people visiting would obviously have an interest in... More 

Edgewood, New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very good museum to get a feel for history of city. Been twice and would go again. Get the double ticket and visit the wonderful bishop house museum next door

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Thank mac911511
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon mac911511 Wow, we keep saying it to our visitors, keep coming back, you get to learn more and hear more with each visit. Its not that we hold back, but you just miss out on the fantastic selection of artefacts and the amount of history our guides can build in to the guided tour. It's great that you... More 

Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had no idea that Waterford's history was so rich and complicated until visiting this museum. The layout was easy to follow and a nice mix of audio visuals, displays and historical explanation. We were given audio sets which activated at each spot. Worth your time to visit.

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Thank BRDchelseafans
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon BRDchelseafans Thank you for coming to visit us here in the award winning Medieval Museum and more importantly, thank you for taking the time to write your review! As Waterford is Ireland's oldest city, we do have a wealth of history that spans the Vikings to the Victorians and we love to tell our visitors all about it.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a superb visit to Waterford's Medieval museum today.Gives a good insight into Waterford's history through the times.

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Thank Simon D
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon Simon D Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to tell everyone, we really do appreciate it! The award winning Medieval Museum is a superb museum and our team here make sure everyone have a wonderful time, especially if you take the guided tour with our professional tour guides. We look forward to your... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good value for money. Well laid out and interesting. Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the exhibits.

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Thank DecMul
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good morning DecMul We're delighted that you were 'pleasantly surprised by the quality of the exhibits', we do pride ourselves on what we have on display within the award winning Medieval Museum. The lay out and easy of access is done to enhance the visitor's experience and the best way to see it all is to take the guided tour,... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were very surprised how informative a small museum can be. Kept very clean and easy to navigate.

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon Catherine Man thanks for taking the time to come and visit us here in the award winning Medieval Museum, and more importantly telling people about your fantastic experience while here. All of the team try to make sure that the museum is kept clean and tidy and easy to navigate around the building, whether its looking at the... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

My husband and I popped in on the spur of the moment and we were glad we did. The Waterford cloth-of-gold vestments are the only full set of medieval vestments to survive in northern Europe and they were the highlight of our visit. The short video that is show is worth the few minutes it take to sit and watch... More 

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Thank Trina S
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon Trina Well, what can we say Trina, we are delighted that you and your husband enjoyed your visit to the award winning Medieval Museum and your comments on the High Mass Vestments - 'The Cloth of Gold Vestments', they are truly a wonderful sight and well worth the visit for them, just alone! We do hope to see... More 

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