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Medieval Mile Museum

2 St Marys Lane, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 781 7022
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Located on the 13th century site of St Mary's cruciform church and graveyard.As the starting point of the 'Medieval Mile' trail, it brings to life Kilkenny's history as Ireland's premier medieval city. Displays of Kilkenny's civic treasures and replicas of some of the High Crosses of Ossory illustrate the local Gaelic monastic heritage and and the ancient city's historic role in Ireland. There are a number of Guided tours throughout the day, or visitors can purchase an all-day self-guided tour pass. Audio Guides are available in 5 languages (English, German, French, Italian and Spanish). Child friendly versions are also available in each language. School tours, language schools and third level, please see our website for costings and booking information.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2 St Marys Lane, Kilkenny, Ireland
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+353 56 781 7022
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I am originally from Kilkenny but learned more about its history in one hour than the 20 years I lived here. The guide was a great story teller and made the tour so entertaining- I felt I was watching a play. Very well laid out...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not sure how it happened, but even with our map, we somehow missed the museum and must have walked right by it! There are so many fantastic things to see and look at while walking around Kilkenny, that even with a map, it's easy to...More

Thank Connie R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Would recommend giving The Medieval Mile a visit. The tour gives an overview of Kilkenny's importance and standing within medieval Ireland. Our guide Thomas gave excellent and insightful narrative highlighting the tribal, monarchical, religious and geographical influences which affected and shaped historical Kilkenny. An interesting...More

Thank kevkehoe
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is defineately worth taking an hour or so and visiting this museum. Interesting artifacts and a quick lesson in Irish history

Thank R P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The best hour we spent at Medieval Mile Museum .Pat our tour guide was so funny . Very good story teller. You felt you were going back in History. Keep up the good work PAT.

Thank Harry B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An exhibition of tombs and headstones , funeraries of the leading merchant and aristocratic families of the medieval city.

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent 3 weeks visiting the South of Ireland and this tour stood out well above others as it was magnificently guided by Pat, who is as knowledgable as he is entertaining and passionate about his area of expertise as one can be! With clear...More

Thank Anne C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent 12days in Ireland, and this 1 hour tour of this amazing museum, with Pat (!!) as our guide was truly a highlight of our trip! Pat has extensive knowledge of Kilkenny, and it’s fascinating history. Pat’s ability to share & tell the story will...More

Thank JEANNINE C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This tour was the highlight of my visit to the various locations on the medieval mile , the excellent tour guide , Pat , was informative and very entertaining explaining the history of Kilkenny , he is passionate in his story telling , my lasting...More

Thank kk1263
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of nine, eight adults one child, just finished a guided tour by pat. Absolutely fabulous! One of the best candidate tours we’ve ever had anywhere, and my wife and I have had hundreds across the globe. This is an absolute must do if...More

Thank raymagee
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Response from MeganMMM2018 | Property representative |
Good Morning, Q park on ormonde street or Dunnes Stores Car Park are the easiest to park and are just a 2-3 minute walk to the Museum.
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