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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum

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Address: Cathedral Square | Viking Triangle, Waterford, Ireland
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+353 51 849 501
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09:30 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The magnificent curved facade of the warm butter-coloured stone building...

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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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum: Admission Ticket
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Medieval Museum and Bishop's Palace: Combined Admission Ticket
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Interesting museum if you like history

We enjoyed this museum. It is small but has some cool things. We got lucky and for a guided tour because several people came in at the same time. Nice little museum and all 4 of... read more

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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed this museum. It is small but has some cool things. We got lucky and for a guided tour because several people came in at the same time. Nice little museum and all 4 of our kids were free.

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here last weekend and we were lucky enough to have a tour by the museums curator who was a fountain of knowledge. It's great to find out some history about your local area

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good morning James Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your visit to the award winning Medieval Museum. Yes, you were very fortunate to have received your guided tour by the curator, who happened to be in that day and regularly gives guided tours which adds another layer of history to all of the artefacts and the additional... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

History museum was wonderful. Great exhibits and displays. The coin maker in the lobby was very well educated about medieval currency. Highly recommended!

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon Mcacy Thank you for your very kind review and positive feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know. We just love getting 'Highly recommended', as we know that a visit to the award winning Medieval Museum is very worthwhile especially the guided tour with one of our fantastic professional guides who will bring the... More 

Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a trip . Very interesting museum - the vestments are magnificent . Many examples of Viking Waterford . The shop upstairs is lovely and does some fantastic Christmas decorations if you visit is November and December . Free every Sunday in February !

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon Waterford55 Why, thank you for the great plug for our 'Free' entry for February. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the award winning Medieval Museum. Everything within the Medieval Museum is lovely, from the artefacts, to the shop, even our guides can be very charming and witty with their tales of medieval Waterford! We do hope... More 

Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

2 for 1 deal with another attraction well worth using ,the bishop's cloaks in the museum are stunning

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon barryc0rk Thank you for such a short and succinct review of your recent visit to both the award winning Medieval Museum and the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace, the combined ticket is the most cost effective way of getting two guided tours at a reduced price! I'm glad you enjoyed your visits and we look forward to when you... More 

Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly I have never had a big interest in history, but this place totally changed my opinion. From start to finish I was just enthralled. There are so many interesting facts and artifacts within Waterford Treasures that I never expected to see. The Medieval Vestments are amazing and it's great that Waterford possess such amazing items. Well worth a visit,... More 

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon KellyRach What a fantastic review of your visit to the award winning Medieval Museum, we are thrilled that you enjoyed yourself so much and that we have 'changed your opinion' on history. Waterford indeed has a wealth of history, as its the oldest city in Ireland! All of our professional guides are fantastic story tellers and can bring... More 

Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Im sure that this could have been a better experience. When we asked about tours, we were handed headphones and a audioguide. No information was given to us and we weren't given any sort of directions. We wandered around for a bit the found ourselves back at the giftshop/frontdesk when we discovered that we had missed an entire floor. After... More 

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon S K I'm sorry to hear that your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum was not up to your expectation and going by your account, it is certainly not up to ours! I have sent you a private message to get all of the details so that we can address it with our front of house... More 

Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic setting in the Waterford Viking Triangle, leads you through the history of not only Waterford ,,but of early Ireland, the Relics on display are very unique and interesting, the tour lasts a little over an hour and the guide is very knowledgeable..

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon shady123john I'm delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit to the wonderful award winning Medieval Museum. I will certainly pass on your very generous comments about our knowledgeable and professional guide, who brings to life the medieval history of Waterford, Ireland's oldest city with stories from that period. We would love to see you again, in the near... More 

Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a 'Must See' attraction in Waterford, very interesting, particularly the vestments. It gives a great insight into the history of Waterford!!

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon Catherine K We're delighted that you think the same way as us Catherine, it is a 'Must See' attraction here in Ireland's oldest city, Waterford, the award winning Medieval Museum. Our professional guides really bring the medieval history to life with their stories of what life was like during that period and how the bring the artefacts alive... More 

Dublin, Irlande
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice visit in this museum. The guide and the collection were very interesting. The approximate total length of the visit is 1h30.

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon Amandinegbf Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum. All of our guides really love to talk and tell stories about the artefacts and the medieval history of Waterford city and you certainly got you're money's worth! I do hope you can get another opportunity to come and visit us again,... More 

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