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Address: Knock Eire, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 94 937 5034
10:00 - 18:00
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Interesting enjoyed with my family. Passed 45 minutes could have done another 30 minutes but kids had done enough

1 Thank mal9563
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Well organised & attention to detail. Learnt so much, definitely worth the entrance fee which was pretty reasonable overall.

3 Thank Delford M
County Donegal, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

alot of interesting stuff here the manager is friendly and most staff here are friend 2 or miserable ones who really need to move on

Thank jo d
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

It is a small museum and had a lot of information about the Shrine and the surrounding area. If it wasn't apart of our tour, I don't think I would have spent the euros on it.

Thank Gerald S
Mullingar, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Most informative History of Knock dating back to the Apparition in 1879 up to the recent visits by Pope John Paul 2nd and Mother Theresa. Well worth the small admission fee.

3 Thank Nood408

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