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Waterford Crystal

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Address: The Mall, Waterford Waterford, Ireland
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+353 51 317 000
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09:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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Originally founded by George and William Penrose in 1783, 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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Cannot be in Waterford with seeing crystal.

If you're around and about Waterford seeing the crystal factory is a must..very interesting to the famous Waterford crystal at home where it begins.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
beryl p
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're around and about Waterford seeing the crystal factory is a must..very interesting to the famous Waterford crystal at home where it begins.

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Thank beryl p
County Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brilliant from start to finish of the tour seeing the glass being made all the staff. Seeing how the crystal is cuthe. Fantastic

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Alamo, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see when in Waterford! The tour is very informative and interesting. Had no idea the amount of custom work that is done there.

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Thank Msmelful
Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I attended this tour showing how leaded glass is is first molded, then blown, then cooled, and then designed into some of the most detailed and beautiful memorials, awards, etc. Its all shown from a higher walking level. There's also a show room where glass can be viewed and purchased. It can be sent home or taken... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When planning our 2-week Ireland vacation, my husband (a mechanical engineer) expressed an interest in visiting the Waterford Crystal factory. I was happy to oblige. The only option to see the factory is a guided tour and our guide was well-versed and personable. We were taken through all areas of the factory (molds, blowing, quality, cutting, and sculpting/engraving). The artisans... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Worth a visit just to admire the craftmanship that has gone into making the beautiful crystal pieces. Visitors can walk in and look around the shop or tours can be arranged.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughters (13 & 11) and I enjoyed the tour, it was great to see a working crystal factory in motion. The staff were so friendly and helpful, each member we spoke to was polite and interested in us. Well worth a visit.

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North Thoresby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for the full tour and weren't let down. Informative, with plenty to look at during the tour. The tour allows you to fully see the craftsmanship that goes into their beautiful pieces.

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Thank Rob B
sineadb614, Tour Team Lead at Waterford Crystal, responded to this review

Hi Rob B, Thank you for visiting The House of Waterford Crystal recently. We are delighted we did not let you down and you enjoyed the tour of the factory so much. It is a great experience to watch and chat to the craftsmen as they work. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards The House of Waterford... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked through the showroom before the tour and were amazed at the artistry of so many pieces. While some of them may be functional, they are all art. As the tour started, it became even more clear just how true that is. We watched the artisans blow the glass, create a vase, cut the crystal, etch the crystal, etc.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't have a chance to do the tour but walked around the display/sale room. A little hard to find a parking lot and the tours are a little crowded with bus tours so we chose not to go. Very pricey but beautiful glass

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