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House Of Waterford Crystal

Waterford, Ireland
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About House Of Waterford Crystal
Originally founded by George and William Penrose in 1783, Waterford crystal is world-renowned for quality and beauty. Have you seen someone blow molten crystal into a vase? Check out the factory tour. Visitors are guided through the factory to see experienced craftsmen at work, creating new crystal pieces. The factory is open to tours, contact the company for details.
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motorcar1 wrote a review Mar 2021
Dublin, Ireland7846 contributions569 helpful votes
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Always wanted to do the Waterford Crystal Tour. During a recent visit to Waterford decided we would take the opportunity but forgot Covid restrictions had closed the museum. Will have to visit again.
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Response from LBUR1, Tour Team Lead at House Of Waterford Crystal
Responded 1 week ago
Hi motorcar1, We are sorry when you visited Waterford that we were unable to offer you a tour of the factory , under covid restrictions we had to close off access to our factory. We are thrilled to be back running our factory tours from the 6th of July, we hope you will drop in and take a tour with us on your next visit to Waterford. Kind regards, The House of Waterford Crystal
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Morgan Leo wrote a review Sep 2020
Florida Keys, Florida2 contributions1 helpful vote
Such a beautiful tour. The craftsmanship of all the pieces is so intricate and delicate, these artists really are so talented. Gift store was well stocked with so many wonderful carvings and pieces for every occasion. Great way to spend an afternoon in Waterford city.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from LBUR1, Tour Team Lead at House Of Waterford Crystal
Responded 13 Oct 2020
Hi moganleo67, We are very pleased to get this lovely review of your visit with us here at the House of Waterford Crystal. The showroom and retail store has many wonderful pieces on display and it is so interesting to see all the different products from our core range to trophies and bespoke pieces. The tour is a great experience and as you watch the craftsmen working using the wonderful skills that take years to master it certainly gives you a better idea of what Waterford Crystal is about. Thank you for recommending us as a "Must do" . We hope we will get to welcome you back to visit us again in the future. Many Thanks, The House of Waterford Crystal Team
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Catherine K wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland31 contributions36 helpful votes
The most beautiful show room/shop ever seen. Well set out with the loveliest Waterford crystal i haver seen. Well worth a visit
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from LBUR1, Tour Team Lead at House Of Waterford Crystal
Responded 13 Oct 2020
Hi Kellercantwell, Thank you for labelling your review of your visit to our showrooms as "Magnificent". Our showroom is a beautiful space to browse through, on display you will have seen a large variety of our products, from the old tradition patterns right through to the modern and more contemporary pieces. You will also have seen the amazing display of our chandeliers, which add very nicely to the ambience of our showroom. We really appreciate you taking the time to review your visit with us. We hope you will drop in to visit us again in the future and maybe next time you could take a tour through the factory where you will see our craftsmen creating our crystal at very close proximity. Kind regards, The House of Waterford Crystal Team
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Thomas G wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions15 helpful votes
I visited the museum with my 13 year old son, we both enjoyed the experience very much. The staff is very nice and helpful. It’s a wonderful way to learn how the crystals are made, we could have stay there for hours to watch the tradesmen at work. Seeing how much work goes into making the crystals and the talent and skill needed, made me appreciate these pieces even more. We will definitely visit again when we’re in the area.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from LBUR1, Tour Team Lead at House Of Waterford Crystal
Responded 13 Oct 2020
Hi ThomasG964, We are delighted to hear how much you and your son enjoyed your visit with us. Our team here will be thrilled to hear that you found them "Very nice, and helpful". The tour through our factory really is an amazing experience, where you get to witness our master craftsmen creating spectacular pieces right before your eyes. It really does give you a whole new appreciation for our crystal when you see the skill and craft that goes into the creation of each piece. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to visit us again in the future. Many thanks, The House of Waterford Crystal Team
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Zane wrote a review Sep 2020
Wicklow, Ireland46 contributions8 helpful votes
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Amazing to see how the glasses, vases, statues are actually made. The tour gide was explanimg everything so our small group had no questions. Amazing to see how much work involved in each of the piece they make there. And the prices as well..
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Response from LBUR1, Tour Team Lead at House Of Waterford Crystal
Responded 22 Sep 2020
Thank you caalis23, We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your tour. The tour through the factory is a great experience, as you watch the craftsmen working using the wonderful skills that take years to master it certainly gives you a better idea of what Waterford Crystal is about. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to visit us again in the future. Many thanks, The House of Waterford Crystal Team
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