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Address: Knock Eire, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 94 937 5034
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Knock Museum captures the unique and compelling story of the Knock...

Knock Museum captures the unique and compelling story of the Knock Apparition of 1879 and tells of the fifteen ordinary people who witnessed this extraordinary event. Visitors can read original hand-written letters by people cured at Knock and listen to pilgrims sharing stories and memories of Knock. The Apparition is also set in the context of life at that time, from living in the thatched house to working in the forge. At Knock Museum, visitors can read through the amazing stories of ordinary pilgrims in the 'Diary of Cures', a collection of original letters written to Archdeacon Cavanagh in the first year after the Apparition. Visitors are invited to step back in time to 1879, the year of the Apparition and explore what life at this time. Knock Shrine has a rich and fascinating history and has been shaped by a number of remarkable people. At Knock Museum, you can share in the experiences of the millions of pilgrims that have visited here through the years and learn of the ordinary people who witnessed the Apparition, an event that changed their lives and the village of Knock forever.

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Quick Service and Good Food

The restaurant is within the complex of the Museum and there are queues usually for lunch during the months May to September. However, the queue moves fairly quickly. Variety of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The lad in the museum had a very good knowledge of local pubs and where to go for a good sesh with the lads.

Thank Ronan C
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is within the complex of the Museum and there are queues usually for lunch during the months May to September. However, the queue moves fairly quickly. Variety of food from all day breakfast, Panini's, wraps, salads and hot lunches. I would opt for hot lunch which is served with fresh vegetables and lovely potatoes. Their desserts never change,... More 

Thank _teachnaleachtai
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great tour after the magnificent churches and the grounds are well maintained the history and all the Museum is well worth the trip.. Enjoy your day.

Thank Anna N
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited Knock museum many times and always enjoy this lovely laid back trip down memory lane. My visit recently, wasn't specifically to visit the museum, but I had been hearing great reviews about it's restaurant and wanted to see if it was really that good. I have to say it was. The food and service were excellent.

Thank Kathleen M
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great little museum of local history and the history of Knock shrine and how it came to be! Small gift shop too.

Thank BrenandJo
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

A wonderful collection of items from long ago. It also has a gift shop. There is also the story of the Apparition and the visionaries . Well worth a visit. I loved it and hope to visit again this year..

Thank maureenTullamore
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is an excellent museum located at the far end of the grounds of Knock Shrine. It is very well laid out and has a mix of history of the area at the time of the Apparition and since then including the development of Knock Airport. Of particular interest to me were the copies of testimonial letters written in the... More 

Thank Redsionnach
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Same exhibits unless the ones on temporary loan by travelling community were on longer term view,i understand the significance and reason for the items on exhibit but for me same old same old

Thank Aoife M
Glasgow, Scotland
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

The museum itself is not large but it is very well laid out and there are excellent explanations for all of the artefacts. The staff are also more than happy to chat and answer any questions. Well worth a visit if you have time

1 Thank ThistleTigger
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

When I stay in Knock I always make a point of visiting this museum as it is very interesting and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The museum also has a section which sells a variety of gifts and jewellery - something for everyone

1 Thank ramsbottom936

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