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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%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cathedral Square | Viking Triangle, Waterford X91 K10E, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Learned a lot about Waterford's history. Very informative displays and loved the models of the city thru the time periods. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Really enjoyed our time here.More

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

Good morning Denise B We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit and that you got an informative insight into this historic city's rich history. We are very proud of the way we have presented the history and the artefacts of...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our guide was passionate about the exhibits and was able to present the information in an interesting and enthusiastic manner. We learned a lot and found the museum to be well worth the time.More

Thank CathyC56
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning CathyC56 Wow, what a wonderful review, thank you so much for your feedback and for writing such a positive review. Our professional tour guides have so many stories to tell about Waterford's rich Medieval history and they are very passionate about what they...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

We were given a tour of Waterford that gave history of the Vikings and later groups that established this early city of Ireland. Excellent/knowledgeable guide and unbelievable relics. Well worth the time spent.More

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

Good morning Hatten C Thank you for your very kind review of your recent visit to the Medieval Museum. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your guided tour, as it is definitely the best way to see and hear the wonderful and fascinating...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

This building itself is of a high architectural standard.The displays and aesthetics deserved far more time than we had to appreciate them. Every floor demonstrated just how rich a heritage this Irish city has. The displays were very well presented and the staff were helpful.More

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

Good morning Mark M Many thanks for coming to visit the award winning Medieval Museum and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we do hope that come back...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Not really worth it if you have other places you can visit. It is nice but boring the Viking museum in Dublin is much better.More

Thank desommer
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your feedback 'desommer', inrelation to your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum and I was a little disappointed with your comments, 'It is nice but boring the Viking museum in Dublin is much better', I'm sorry we disappointed you if...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

The visit to the museum is better with the guide because it explains very well and you understand the history of Ireland. The museum is not very large but well organized.More

Thank Lobonte
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Good afternoon Lobonte Thank you very much for your wonderful comments about your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum, we really value your feedback as I'm sure all of the other travellers who visit Ireland's oldest city, Waterford. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Our 30 person tour group was given a guided tour, however, it's a small museum and it took too long. We broke off mid tour and were able to see everything in less than a half hour.More

Thank DiscriminatingDiva08
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Good afternoon DiscriminatingDiva08 Many thanks for your visit to our wonderful award winning Medieval Museum. I'm surprised that you felt that the guided tour was too long, if you didn't even finish the tour with the guide and yet you were still able to see...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Very interesting museum. Tells you the story if the city from hundreds of years ago. Worth a visit if you want to learn some history on cork.More

Thank nickynocka
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Good morning nickynocka Good morning nickynocka Thank you for your feedback for your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum. The award winning Medieval Museum is all about the treasures of medieval Waterford, and we do mention 'Cork'! You didn't mention if you took...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We went to visit here after reading an article in St Martin magazine on Cloth of Gold this is a great museum so much to see highly recommend a visitMore

Thank KakTipperary
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Good morning KakTipperary I'm delighted that you got to view the Cloth of Gold Vestments that appeared in the St. Martin magazine. They are the only complete pre-reformation set to survive in Europe and it's the only complete set of medieval High Mass Vestments to...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

What appears to be a normal museum, is designed to tell an amazing true story, Costumes buried to hide them then discovered by builders, all told over several floors of very well designed displays a must seeMore

Thank Elizabeth N
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Good morning Elizabeth Many thanks for coming to see us and for your wonderful review of your experience. The award winning Medieval Museum houses the 13th century Choristers Hall and the 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vault, in the heart of Waterford's Viking Triangle and is...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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