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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum

Cathedral Square | Viking Triangle, Waterford X91 K10E, Ireland
+353 76 110 2501
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cathedral Square | Viking Triangle, Waterford X91 K10E, Ireland
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"medieval museum"
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"guided tour"
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"wine cellar"
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"gold vestments"
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"well worth a visit"
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"great charter"
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"northern europe"
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"medieval times"
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"modern building"
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"henry viii"
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"on display"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"bishop's palace"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the combined tour of the medieval museum and Bishops house. Aine was very helpful on the front counter in welcoming us, advising of times of the guided tours and booking us into the virtual reality experience. She was very helpful with directions to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the combined tour with the Bishop's Palace - both excellent. The medieval vestments are outstanding. Personal guide very good. We found the staff in the Bishop's Palace very helpful and considerate. (They showed us how to view the museum and avoid a very...More

1  Thank Lakelandman
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good afternoon lakelandman Well what can we say....... we really appreciate you coming to visit both the award winning Medieval Museum and the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. I will pass on your very kind comments to all of the team. The guides are all very...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The restoration is mind-blowing. A 11c room and tower incorporated into the modern building, if you don’t even bother with the displays, you should see the crypt. Museum guide was delightful; delivered the spiel with a passion that made me wish she’d taught me history...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good afternoon irh99 Thank you very, very much for your wonderful review of your visit to the award winning Medieval Museum, it's the only medieval museum in Europe built over two national monuments, the 13th century Choristers' Hall and the 15th century Mayors Wine Vault....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide made the displays come to life with his stories, and I got a lot more out of my visit than going around on my own. (Just remember the Anglo Norman Kings were utter b*stards to the Saxon English as well!)More

Thank Ydnewyrrap
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good afternoon Ydnewyrrap Many thanks for coming to visit from all the way across the Irish Sea, we really appreciate your visit and feedback. Our tour guides really enjoy their work and deliver our medieval with passion and enthusiasm, they bring the artefacts and exhibits...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting visit. The tour gives plenty knowledge about the Museum . It is possible to walk around on your own also. It contains two medieval chambers, a 13th century Choristers Hall and 15th century Mayors Wine Vault.

Thank tramore2018
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good morning tramore2018 Many thanks for your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum, we really appreciate your very kind comments and look forward to your next visit to us. It's a pity the train still doesn't Go raibh míle maith agat!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting tour,plenty of information given by out extremely knowledgeable guide.Well set out with artefacts displayed.A lift is provided for the less mobile,but steps down through the tower,More

Thank Vdoo
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoonVdoo Many thanks for taking the time to come to the award winning Medieval Museum from Newquay, we love to hear what our visitors have to say about their experience. I will pass on your very kind comments to all of the team here...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite several trips to Waterford, I had never visited this museum and it was a very interesting experience. The museum is well laid-out and the building is spacious and comfortable to move about in. The only negative for me was the pressure to join a...More

Thank Jim503775
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon Jim Many thanks for visiting us from Chelmsford, United Kingdom to the wonderful award winning Medieval Museum, we really appreciate you giving us such wonderful feedback, not just for us, but for your fellow travellers too! The best way to see and hear...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting and well organised museum, definitely worth a couple of hours.I just walked around by myself, don't know if guided tours available but walking around yourself is perfect for me.More

Thank 28years
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon 28years Many thanks for coming to from our great capitol, Dublin to visit the wonderful award winning Medieval Museum, we really appreciate you giving us such wonderful feedback, not just for us, but for your fellow travellers too! The best way to see...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend going here and taking the tour. The tour guide was very informative and went over so much history of Waterford and the historical building the museum is built in. When you buy a tour ticket it is good for 2 days.More

1  Thank clauseniam
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning clauseniam Thank you for coming to visit the award winning Medieval Museum and giving us such positive feedback, we really appreciate it and I will pass it onto the team. We do hope you get another opportunity to come and visit us again,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the highlights of our entire 2 week Irish holiday. The medieval cloisters and wine cellar are touted as the centerpiece of the museum, but they are only the start. If all the museum featured were the Great Charter Roll of Waterford and the...More

1  Thank BearTraveler69
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning BearTraveler69 Well, what can I say, a big 'Thank you' for your wonderful feedback from your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum, you appear to be very impressed with what we have to offer our visitors, we really appreciate it and...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
1 July 2016|
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Response from Waterford_Treasures | Property representative |
Hi Tazkatza! The tours in the Medieval Museum generally go every hour on the hour. Hope this helps!
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Tazkatza
1 July 2016|
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Response from Waterford_Treasures | Property representative |
Hi Tazkatza, the tours take about 45 minutes, but allow an hour in your schedule to do each museum.
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