Interestingly laid out history of the area. Not just the usual dusty chronological arrangement. Best part for us was the medieval archery tutorial and lesson given just inside the door by a local savant, Peter O'Connor .More
Interestingly laid out history of the area. Not just the usual dusty chronological arrangement. Best part for us was the medieval archery tutorial and lesson given just inside the door by a local savant, Peter O'Connor .MoreShow less
Good morning Glenn
Its great that you enjoyed your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum, everything that we do and the way we lay out the museum is to make sure all our visitors enjoy a great experience.
There is a lot to see within the award winning Medieval Museum, its the only museum in Europe built over two National Monuments, the 13th Century Choristers Hall and the 15th Century Mayor's Wine vault, there are two floors of fantastic artefacts which include the Great Parchment Book of Waterford from 1350, the Great Charter Roll which was commissioned in 1373, the stunning collection of High Mass Vestments, the 'Cloth of Gold Vestments from 1468, the only piece of clothing from King Henry VIII to survive, the 'Cap of Maintenance' from 1536, and a relic of the true Cross in a case from circa 110AD, a gift from Pope Paschal as well as the many other artefacts and presentations in the different auditoriums.
We have also added the Coin Minting in the Choristers' Hall as Waterford was a Royal Mint, where you can mint your own coin from 1185 and also, as mentioned, we have introduced medieval archery, where you can loose off three arrows with some training from our qualified archer Peter, all at a small additional cost.
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I dont usually go to museums but since this museum had good reviews on Trip Advisor - I decided to give it a go and was not disappointed.
Had a guided tour from Teresa. Really enjoyed it. It was very informative without information overload. Tour was adequate length to maintain interest.
Unable to take the spiral staircase due to buggy but lift was available - this didn't in any way impact upon our enjoyment - still highly recommend going. Staff were very helpful assisting with the lifts and Teresa waited for us to arrive before proceeding with the tour.
Good morning c0yl3
Thank you for taking the time to visit us here at the award winning Medieval Museum, its great that after reading the reviews you decided to come and visit us and we did not disappoint you!
I will certainly pass on your comments to Teresa, all of the team at the Medieval Museum do their best to ensure everyone has a great experience when they visit us, we do appreciate your business.
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Absolutely worth the visit. Best thing I did in Waterford. The guide was great, very informative without over loading. A good way to escape the rain.
Good morning Mshelzy007
Thank you so much for your brilliant review of your recent trip to the award winning Medieval Museum, we really appreciate you taking the time to review us and look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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The Theatre Royal is in the Viking Triangle and is one of the oldest Theatres in Ireland with wonderful ecustics
Good afternoon bmaccann
Thank you very much for your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum we do appreciate your comments and also your visit to the Georgian Bishop's Palace.
I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit to both attractions and we look forward to seeing you again!
Decided this was a must-see based on other Tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed! Begin by taking the tour, which lasts about 45 mins, as these pick out some of the museum highlights and allow you to decide what you want to go back and see in more detail. Our guide, Derek, was excellent - informative and amusing.The tours seem to be every half hour so if you have to wait for the start of the next one you can wander around the museum in the interim.
The interpretive panels are well written and cover a host of topics related to medieval Ireland. We were particularly interested in the second floor, devoted to the influence of British monarchs - make sure you see Henry VIII's hat! Do take time to see the short videos too.
However, the crowning glory was the collection of medieval vestments - a stunning collection simply displayed allowing you a 360 deg view of the fabulous colour and detail.
Allow yourself 1-2 hours to do the museum justice.
Good afternoon Trudi B
Thank you so very much for your fantastic review of the award winning Medieval Museum, we really appreciate you taking the time to visit and more importantly to give us such wonderful and glowing feedback.
All of our professional tour guides do a wonderful job informing our visitors of life here in Medieval times and Derek, well, you would think he actually lived in medieval times with the wealth of his knowledge and loves to interact with everyone! I will pass on your comments to him.
Again, thanks you so much for your generosity of this review, we believe that we have something special here to offer visitors and by your review, we have done a good job!
Built on top of ancient city buildings. Exhibits are well presented and there are videos covering the history of the city. Tours available to give more in depth information on historic characters and events. Basic range of goods in gift shops. Can buy reproduction medieval armour if you have the money and can carry it home. Well worth the entrance fee. Connects to theatre royal building that has good tea room.
Good afternoon Mead133
Many thanks for visiting the award winning Medieval Museum and taking the time to review us, we appreciate everyone's feedback and are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your recent visit. It is great to get such positive feedback and to include our shop! Don't forget we now have a qualified Medieval Archer who will show you how to loose off an arrow using a medieval longbow, as well in the undercrofts you can mint your own coin, as Waterford was a Royal mint! So much to do and see and so little time.
We hope you get an opportunity to come back and visit us soon!