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Bishop's Palace

The Mall | Viking Triangle, Waterford X91 E279, Ireland
+353 76 110 2650
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The Bishop’s Palace Museum houses a display of Waterford treasures from 1700 to the 20th Century, and gives visitors a wonderful insight into the history of what was, up until the 1750s, Ireland’s second city. 'The Mall is a beautiful walk, about 200 yards long… facing it stands the Bishop’s Palace, which not only adds a considerable beauty ... the Palace is a fine building of hewn stone, with two fronts, that next to the Mall is beautifully ornamented with a handsome portico.' (Charles Smith’s History, 1746)' This exquisite architectural jewel, now a museum, continues to delight over 250 years later, the ground and first floors furnished as a very elegant 18th century townhouse. The top floor brings 'old' Waterford alive from the 1900's to the 1960's.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Mall | Viking Triangle, Waterford X91 E279, Ireland
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"medieval museum"
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"guided tour"
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"beautiful building"
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"well worth a visit"
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"top floor"
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"combined ticket"
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"waterford crystal"
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"local history"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"viking triangle"
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"on display"
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"great tour"
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"waterford city"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful building with a lot of history. Unfortunately most of its objects are not original to the house but are "bought in". Some magnificent paintings (of famous people) and genuinely old Waterford pieces on view. Well worth a visit.More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good morning Fuseen Many thanks for taking the time to visit Ireland's oldest city, Waterford and to visit the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace, I'm not sure if you took the guided tour or just wandered by yourself. The Bishop’s Palace houses a display of Waterford...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful to walk through and great as part of a walking tour of Waterford. Very classic, the gardens in the front were beautiful. Friendly staffMore

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good morning Bridhid Many thanks for coming all the way from Saint Paul, Minnesota, we really appreciate you taking the time to enjoy the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace and for giving us your valuable feedback. I will certainly pass on your kind comments to all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the history of the house it was not too boring even on a hot day which left some of us flagging!,More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning Vdoo Many thanks for your wonderful feedback on your visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's palace. I'm delighted that it wasn't 'too boring' for you, as our professional guides love to bring the palace alive with all of their stories and tales from...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. The first floor seemed so sparse that we decided not to wait for the guided tour and do self guided. Mistake! The museum is chocked full of items that a tour guide would have easily described without having to stop and...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning AbFabAdventures Many thanks for taking the time to visit Ireland's oldest city, Waterford and to visit the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. The entry fee to the beautiful Georgian Bishop’s Palace includes the guided tour with our butler Mr What Why or the housekeeper...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of the Waterford Treasures museums, this is a must see. Housed in the former Bishop’s Palace, it is home to furniture, crystal, silver, paintings and other memorabilia covering the 1700s through to the present. Featured is the very first Waterford crystal piece. Although...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning BearTraveler69 Many thanks for coming to visit us all the way from Bear, Delaware, we really appreciate it, and even more so that you enjoyed your visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. Thank you for your very kind words and recommendation of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the arrangement of items confusing as the time sequence was not clear and some panels seemed to be out of order. The most recent history seemed to be the most interesting.More

Thank Steve M
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning Steve Many thanks for taking the time to visit Ireland's oldest city, Waterford and to visit the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. The entry fee to the beautiful Georgian Bishop’s Palace includes the guided tour with our butler Mr What Why or the housekeeper...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We toured this museum as part of a combination ticket with the Medieval Museum. I’d highly recommend doing the two sites together and timing them so you can participate in the guided tours. Our guide told us fascinating stories about many of the artifacts including...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning DonnamjCan Many thanks for taking the time to visit Ireland's oldest city, Waterford and to visit the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace, coming all the way from Canada, we really appreciate it. The entry fee to the beautiful Georgian Bishop’s Palace includes the guided...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We bought the combination ticket with the Medieval Museum and went to the Bishop's Palace afterward. There were many interesting artifacts to see and learn about. Our guided tour helped to bring them to life. I don't think that we would have enjoyed the Bishop's...More

Thank Holly D
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Good morning Holly Many thanks for taking the time to visit Ireland's oldest city, Waterford and to visit the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace and take our guided tour which is included in the entry fee, I'm sure the weather was not as hot as it's...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We visited the palace at the end of our tour of the Viking Triangle. The whole city is so intricately tied together that you do not want to miss any of the attractions. In the palace is the Penrose decanter, the oldest surviving piece of...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Good afternoon srile72, Thank you for taking the time to visit and review the beautiful Bishop's Palace Museum. We appreciate your feedback. The painting you've mentioned is 'View of Waterford' by Willem van der Hagen. As you've said this superb large canvas is the first...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Jack B brought us to this site which is a very beautiful, if not stark, Georgian building that was built in 1741, Inside are artifacts which describe the history of Waterford from 1880 on. Included is the oldest piece of waterford crystal in the world....More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Good afternoon jer b, Thank you for taking the time to visit and review the beautiful Bishop's Palace Museum. We appreciate your feedback. There are many highlights to this wonderful building, the Bishop’s Palace houses a display of Waterford treasures from 1700 to the 20th...More

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Chester B
24 February 2017|
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Response from Waterford_Treasures | Property representative |
Good morning, the guided tour takes about 45 minutes to an hour and then you can wander around the very top floor at your leisure, so you make it as long as you wish! Even if you wish to go back over what the guide has shown... More
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Orlab562
8 August 2015|
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Good morning Orlab562, the guided tours of the Bishop's Palace are given on the hour every day in the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. Our opening house from this month are 9.15am to 5.00pm Mon. to Fri., 10am to 5.00pm... More
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