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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum

Cathedral Square | Viking Triangle, Waterford X91 K10E, Ireland
+353 51 849 501
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cathedral Square | Viking Triangle, Waterford X91 K10E, Ireland
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Museum has some really interesting things to see and the underground passage beneath the Museum is something else. The amount of history belonging to Waterford is something you wouldn't see in many other places in Ireland.More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Good morning Trevor Thank you for coming to visit the award winning Medieval Museum and I'm delighted to see that we did not fail to live up to your expectation of the historical significance of Ireland's oldest city Waterford! The 13th century Choristers' Hall and...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This is an amazing site. The building is worth a visit in its own right but the exhibitions were truly wonderful too. Our guide Declan McGrath was superb and had a great sense of humour too. The tour was very worthwhile overall and the artefacts...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Good morning Terri 'This is an amazing site', we couldn't have said it better ourselves, Terri. We really appreciate you taking the time to come and visit us from Cork and more importantly letting us know that you had a wonderful time. Your guide Derek,...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

No audio guides of museum. No signs directing where to go or start the tour. Lots of replicas but not many items to look at. The theatre with videos explaining the floor were very good and gave good backround.More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Good morning Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to the Medieval Museum. I'm very surprised that you were not offered a guided tour of the museum, which is included in the entry free, so there is no extra cost involved. While...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We lucked into a tour of the Medieval Museum with a great guide. Can't remember his name, but he really made history come alive for the kiddos. Listening to him rattle off historical facts was well worth the cost and effort of visiting this museum....More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Good morning NotALostWanderer Thank you for coming to visit the award winning Medieval Museum, entry to the museum includes the guided tour at no extra cost and I believe the guide you had was Richie who looked after you on the day. Our guides have...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Waterford is a very historical city with invasions from the Vikings, Normans and featured a lot in Irish history. The museum will give you a good overview of Waterford's place in Irish history including some audio visual presentation. It is well worth a visit.More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Good morning Louise Thank you for your 5 Star review of your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum, the team and I really appreciate you taking the time to visit us and to write such a glowing review of your visit. We do...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

small but well done, needs more artifacts, nice old stone medieval building with huge wine cellar, good for all agesMore

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Good morning brocc7 Many thanks for your review of your visit to the award winning Medieval Museum, you didn't say whether you took the guided tour with one of our fantastic guides, who bring the history alive, it's included in the entry fee, with their...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

What an enjoyable visit we had there a few weekends ago. The layout of the museum is well thought out with some excellent artifacts. As an Irishman I did not fully understand the rich history of Waterford but the two guides knew their stuff and...More

Thank IanChe1
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Good morning Ian Thank you very much for coming to visit us in the award winning Medieval Museum, we really appreciate you taking the time to visit and for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback. All of our guides really enjoy their...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely tour of the medieval museum this summer, the guide was entertaining and informative with lots of stories of the past that you won’t read in history books. Well worth the price!More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Good morning Phil Thank you so very much for coming to visit us here in the award winning Medieval Museum, we really appreciate it. We also value your feedback and I will certainly pass on your very kind comments to all of the team here...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

While visiting Waterford for winterval we visited the museum- we were delighted with the museum and all it had to offer The kids ages 13 and 10 loved it & the guy giving the door Risteard was very entertaining - witty & funny but also...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Good morning Holly Thank you very much for coming to visit the award winning Medieval Museum, we really appreciate you coming to visit the city during Winterval and bringing your kids to see us too! I will certainly pass on your very kind comments about...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Went on a guided tour today with a pal of mine. We had a bus from arklow positive aging day out. Lovely tour. Can be guided or self-guided. Discounts for senior or student. Watch a few films after the tour or before hand. Very interesting...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Good morning Jackie Well you summed it all up in some great feedback of your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum. I'm delighted that you took the guided tour, which is included in your entry fee, as this is the best way to...More

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sdgrrl
4 February 2017|
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Response from Waterford_Treasures | Property representative |
Hi guys, it certainly is, you can come to the award winning Medieval Museum or the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace at your own time and come in and purchase a ticket. A guided tour is included in the entry fee, or you can... More
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Tazkatza
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Hi Tazkatza! The tours in the Medieval Museum generally go every hour on the hour. Hope this helps!
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Tazkatza
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Hi Tazkatza, the tours take about 45 minutes, but allow an hour in your schedule to do each museum.
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