Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum

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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums
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09:15 - 17:00
Monday
09:15 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:15 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:15 - 17:00
Thursday
09:15 - 17:00
Friday
09:15 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
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The magnificent curved facade of the warm butter-coloured stone building draws in the visitor. The eye-catching giant sculpture on the gable was inspired by a tiny 13th century belt mount found in Waterford. It is Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum and the only building on the island to incorporate two medieval chambers, the 13th century Choristers’ Hall and the 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vault. Don't miss the stunning Heavens' Embroidered Cloths, Waterford's cloth-of-gold 15th century vestments, the only piece of clothing from King Henry VIII's reign to survive in the world - the 'Cap of Maintenance' and the Great Charter Roll from 1373, containing the earliest contemporary portrait of a medieval English king (Edward III) shown to Queen Elizabeth on her 2011 state visit to Ireland. These and many more unique artefacts await you on your guided tour of the award wining Medieval Museum.
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Bernie O
Brigantine, NJ155 contributions
The history of the Vikings in Ireland comes alive in the museum. Taking the time to walk through the museum and see all of the exhibits was very interesting.
Written 1 August 2022
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Claire D
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Couples
Better signage as the layout is quite disorientating. A map of the museum might help. Also, more exhibits and less plaster models of no historic value.
Written 23 July 2022
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RicherTrips
Monterrey, Mexico3,677 contributions
This small museum has 3 levels. You first go downstairs through a tower replica to see the wine cellars of their most famous mayor. Then you should take the elevator to the 2nd floor.

Each floor has many informative panel, muck up miniatures of the town, a precious relic and a small projection room of a short documentary. I suggest you watch the movie first, to properly appreciate both relics.

In the upper floor, it’s a parchment manuscript of Waterford. In the lower floor it’s a collection of religious garments with gold thread embroideries, that went through an interesting ordeal.
Written 20 July 2022
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Laura M
9 contributions
Family
Well worth getting the museums pass and visiting all of them, but medieval treasures one of the best
Written 18 July 2022
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Dianne B
Chilliwack, Canada99 contributions
The Medieval Museum is absolutely filled with the history of Waterford going back to the Vikings and later. There are so many displays of original items to view. The Heavenly Secret and the write up on that was most impressive.
Written 9 July 2022
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Margareto O
County Wexford, Ireland11 contributions
Couples
We did the freedom pass it is brilliant and great value for money only 15 euro and we got to see 5 different experiences . The tour guide and staff doing reenactment were superb. We also got 10 percent discount in the cafe were the food and staff were amazing would highly recommend this experience.
Written 24 June 2022
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Rebecca P
23 contributions
Solo
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. He conveyed passion for the local history. He brought up challenging topics from history and shared how the population changed over time to be more accepting and supportive of people from other views and affiliations. He inspired us as he informed us!
Written 23 June 2022
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Sue J
Bath, UK54 contributions
I was initially put off by the name - I thought it was a museum of Medieval Treasures but it's a museum of Waterford Treasures & history, housed in a Medieval Museum.
It was very well laid out and presented the history of Waterford in an easy to understand way - I do love a good timeline!
Written 7 June 2022
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Chelsea A
Columbus, OH174 contributions
Couples
We elected to do the multi-museum entrance package and I am glad that we did. This museum in particular was the best out of all that were included, but I don’t know that I would have separately paid 10 euro to tour this. The priest’s vestments and the translated annals of Waterford book were the most interesting to me. There was a variety of artifacts and each was explained well
Written 29 April 2022
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lkl80
Caherconlish, Ireland10 contributions
Don’t miss this Museum if you’re in Waterford. The displays are really visitor- friendly and the Treasures are exactly that… treasures beyond price from Henry VIII hat to the magnificent charters.
Written 22 April 2022
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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
  • Mon - Fri 09:15 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost €10.41, while a popular guided tour starts around €10.41 per person. See all 4 Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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