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Bishop's Palace Museum Admission Ticket

Bishop's Palace Museum Admission Ticket

By Waterford Treasures: Medieval Museum
per adult
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Ages 1-100
Duration: 1–2 hours
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
Audio guide: English

  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Bishop's Palace
What's not included
  • Gratuities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Pushchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7549P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 30 people per booking
  • Most travellers can participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7549P2

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  • Waterford Treasures: Medieval Museum
    Joined in August 2014
  • seidel21215
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tour guide improved the museum experience
    We planned on viewing the museum on our own but were offered a tour guide and were able to be guided through by Clare. She was able to offer much more information than the signs around the building and told us about much of the history of the Waterford area. The museum had a ton of artifacts and vestments were wonderful to see.
    Written 19 July 2024
  • Candj9173
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Town centre museum
    Given that the building looks big from the outside, I was surprised how small it was inside. There were staff in the ground floor area but we didn't come across anyone on the other floors. It was quite dark in the museum and possibly no good for anyone who is sight impaired. The gift shop is very basic and there weren't a huge amount of museum related souvenirs. This museum was on the Waterford Pass.
    Written 12 July 2024
  • Indigo_Dog_11
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Place to learn about Waterford!
    What a little gem of a museum! I went with my husband and brother and it was a great place to learn about the history of Waterford. We also got to talk to a couple of tour guides that explained the history of the city hall. They were friendly and knowlegable. This is a great place to take your kids. It is small but full of interesting exhibits and information.
    Written 28 May 2024
  • sspauldi3
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Golden Embroidery
    Underrated museum. If nothing else, you have to go to see the golden embroidered vestments. We had plenty of time to see it all, a bit light on other artifacts.
    Written 11 May 2024
  • R250WPpaulinem
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time, it really is worth the visit if in Waterford or surrounding area. Next trip we will visit again! My hubby loved the tour
    Written 7 May 2024
  • John A
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly enjoyable 2 hour visit
    We spent about 2 hours here and there was so much to read and hear. The museum is without doubt one of the best around. It is laid out on three floors with a different theme on each floor. There is an abundance of information supported by artifacts and manuscripts as you follow the history of Waterford from its earliest days over 1000 years years ago through the medeival historical period, and its interaction with the kings and queens of England. This is a very professional historical museum with great thought given to the presentation of the historical material and supported by several engaging a/v films. I would absolutely recommend a visit here to anyone visiting Waterford for the first time.
    Written 6 May 2024
  • ChrisS390
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a fascinating museum on the history of Waterford since 900AD
    A great museum giving a great overview of how Waterford developed since 900AD. It is very well laid out with a stack of fascinating information and artefacts on display. We were totally enthralled. We bought the Freedom Pass that got us a 45 min guided tour of the Viking Quarter (brilliant guiding by Jamie), entrance to Medieval Museum, Bishop’s Palace and Irish Silver Museum all for €20 each - amazing value
    Written 12 April 2024
  • mickkearns
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit to the museum and walk around the city.
    We got a guided tour around the museum the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly got the tour involved I really enjoyed it we also went on the walking tour with the same guide it was a great stroll around the city it took about 45mins. The man in the reception was also great very nice and helpful and went out of his way to help us. I would definitely recommend thanks.
    Written 23 February 2024
  • susannahenley85
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Visit to the Medieval Museum is a must when staying in Waterford
    We visited the medieval museum while we were in Waterford for the weekend. The museum was fantastic, there was so much to see and so much we didn’t know about Waterford. From the underground cellars, to the City walls to Vikings and Kings, From Wine importation to flint formation and ancient tapestry, cloaks and clothing. It was a fantastic day, that we will remember. Thanks
    Written 29 January 2024
  • Noghnosh100
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Its a three floors museum, well organized specifically the mayor’s room.Interesting that all names from decades. Land of underground floor still on original status.
    Written 29 December 2023
  • Cannyange1
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much to see, we need to go back!
    We were given a tour of the Medieval Museum by the curator Donnchadh, whose knowledge knew no bounds. The highlight for me was the 15th Century wine vault which can be hired for private events but equally impressive was the very end of the tour where we got to see the Heavens' Embroidered Cloths, Waterford's cloth-of-gold 15th-century vestments - hard to believe the level of detail. I loved all the old paintings of Waterford and trying to imagine what life was like in those early settlement days. We also did the Wake Museum which my parents adored reminiscing on times gone by, the Bishop's Palace (where we had gorgeous scones) and the King of the Vikings tour entering a replica 13th century Viking house which was fascinating. Finally we did a walking tour of the Viking Triangle with the excellent Liam on possibly the coldest day of 2023 but his enthusiasm and insight into the history of Waterford kept us all engaged. There is so much to see in this visitor experience that once is simply not enough to visit.
    Written 10 December 2023
  • malcolmalexander10
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museum visitor
    Amazing collection of museum offerings. Unique objects so well presented and interpreted in a very understandable way. Lots of return visits in store
    Written 13 November 2023
  • LauraDaveJames
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Museum
    As we were in Waterford for several days, we bought a combined ticket for this museum and others in the town. It was an interesting museum with a good deal of information about the long history of Waterford from the Viking period through to the Middle Ages. There were also mediaeval statues and vestments on display. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written 18 October 2023
  • davidjM1102FD
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful Museum visit
    This is a stunning Museum with the information brilliantly and beautifully presented. If we were made welcome by the staff how much more so will the citizens of Waterford be made to feel when they enter the Museum and learn of Waterfords history. By chance we met the acting curator who showed us the Square Badge depicting the sign of John crucified by the Jews at P which led to a conversation about the Jewish community in Waterford.
    Written 28 August 2023
  • fobl11
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting museum but not suitable for young kids
    Me, my wife and our two kids (6 and 4) visited the museum whilst in Waterford. We knew it would be a bit difficult with the kids, but the fella behind the counter said that there were animations for the kids to watch and that they would enjoy it. Unfortunately the animations weren't really what kids would enjoy, as great as they were. Plus the heads on spikes probably isn't ideal for young kids to see, but thankfully ours didn't really register what it was. The museum is really interesting and I would love to do it without the kids one time. The only thing I would say is that it doesn't flow very well. You go down some fantastic spiral stairs that are hundreds of years old and end up in an underground area that looks amazing but has no information. We were advised to then get the lift to the top floor and basically work our way back down, but it's not really clear which direction we should walk to follow the timeline. Not the end of the world really but could be better. I'll definitely return in the future to do it properly.
    Written 17 August 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles5 reviews
Very good

magdaluvn f
fl62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Saw crystal, lots of black and white photos and history and a tour of the living quarters. Funny and informative stories about who married who and their heirs and who ended up with the recipe.
Written 11 October 2019
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Good afternoon magdaluvn Thank you for coming to visit us in the award winning Medieval Museum, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your guided tour and that your learnt lots of interesting history on Waterford! See you soon! Go raibh míle maith agat!
Written 16 October 2019
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Peachland, Canada118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visiting the Waterford triangle museums and walking through the square around the Cathedral was so peaceful. Have enjoyed wandering through the pedestrian streets is great. So much history in this area.
Written 1 August 2023
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