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“Small and Quality”

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
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US$8.84*
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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum: Admission Ticket
Ranked #2 of 60 things to do in Waterford
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 25 May 2014

It is a small museum with clean bathrooms. The collection is a lot antique furniture, decorative items, china, and crystal. Make sure you buy the city pass for 20Euro to see four major attractions.

Thank Robin K
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L C, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Robin K, the team here at the museum pride themselves on ensuring everything is up to a high standard, whether its the exhibits or the bathrooms and we're delighted you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Typical small collection of artifacts and rediscovered building features. Worth the €8 per person? Maybe.

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L C, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Bizz-Traveler987, many thanks for taking the time to review the Medieval Museum, delighted you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We took the guided tour....given by a lady dressed in period costume. Although the tour was scripted, she was very knowledgable and answered a couple of our questions. The historical artifacts in here are not to be missed. From the cities original charter (from 1373) to a hat King Henry VIII gave the cities mayor, to the oldest vestments in Northern Europe. You will walk out in awe of the artifacts contained within as well as a deeper knowledge of Waterford's history.

Allow 1-2 hours, but be sure to get the tour schedule ahead of time or you could be waiting for up to 1 hour until the next one.

Thank Mississauga-Chick
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L C, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Good afternoon Mississauga-Chick
Many thanks for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed your visit to the Medieval Museum, your guide, Mrs Wyse, the Mayors wife has a mindful of information and really enjoys being asked questions about all of the artefacts and the history of the city, as well as taking you through the tour of the museum. We hope you come back and visit us again in the near future, many thanks!

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We learned so much about Waterford's viking history. It was very well done and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank Judy S
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L C, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Judy
Many thanks for taking the time to write your review of your visit and more importantly that you enjoyed your experience and learned more about the history of Waterford City. I have passed on your comments to all of the team here at Waterford Treasures, we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 May 2014


We went to the Tower and did the self guided tour, which is done in under an hour, you climb to the top of the tower where there is a great commentary on the history of the Tower and its uses over the decades. There are also numerous viking artifacts including a sword and jewellery.
Well worth visiting.

Thank Linda K
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L C, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Linda, many thanks for your kind comments on your recent visit to the Viking Triangle, we are delighted that you had such a wonderful time and hope you will come back again to us soon.

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