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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum

Cathedral Square | Viking Triangle, Waterford, 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%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cathedral Square | Viking Triangle, Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we usually like to plod along at our own pace and look at what we want and pass by other things but we went in the same time as a tour group and were invited to join. the lady was exceptional, she was funny and...More

Thank Happycamper2593
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning Happycamper2593 WOW, thank you so much for your wonderful comments, I will certainly pass on your comments to the team at the award winning Medieval Museum. All of our professional guides thoroughly enjoy their work and love to talk and tell stories and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has got to be one of the nicest museums I've been to in a long time! The video guides on both floors really bring the artefacts to life. We looked at the exhibits, watched the video and returned back in to find the important...More

Thank Caoileann
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning Caoileann Well what a review, we really appreciate all of your kind comments on the artefacts and the way we have built and laid out the award winning Medieval Museum, it is really pleasing to hear such positive feedback. Thank you so much...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this Museum. If possible take the tour rather than on your own, our guide was well informed and kept it interesting for everyone. Enjoy!More

Thank Ferb1966
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning Ferb1966 Thank you for taking the time to visit the award winning Medieval Museum and for giving us such a glowing review, the team and I really appreciate your comments. As mentioned, the best way to see and hear all about Waterford's medieval...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazingly beautiful exhibition. Our lecture was easy to understand and entertaining. I have been reading about ecclesiastical embroidery in preparation for this visit and only now see this in the context of European history. I will return with another 29 visitors in...More

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Thank Phillipa T
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good morning Phillipa WOW Phillippa, thank you for such an excellent review, the Cloth of Gold Vestments are a sight to behold and the additional lecture that you got gives a better insight to their history and significance. We look forward to your next visit...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waterford itself is a sleepy little town. Until you visit the medieval museum and learn about its history! I have a whole new appreciation for Waterford. Suggestion: watch the two videos BEFORE looking at the artefacts. Although beautiful, it will have more meaning if you...More

Thank BecBelle
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good morning BecBelle WOW, thank you for your review, we love to get such positive feedback, all of the team will be delighted that you enjoyed your visit. The best way to see the award winning Medieval Museum is to take the guided tour, which...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only 3 levels to see, but if you have a spare 2-3 hours I would highly recommend, especially at the start of your stay in Waterford. It gives so much history and will allow you to explore the city with some idea of "where" you...More

Thank 09Rocket09
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good morning 09Rocket09 Thank you for your wonderful comments about the award winning Medieval Museum and for your 'Highly recommend' comment, that team really do ensure that all of our visitors have a fantastic time when they come to visit. We do hope you get...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a tour of the museum by its director. He is a walking textbook of Irish history. The displays are very well done. It would take 3 hrs to do justice to this museum and we had only 1.5. Nonetheless we knew a hell...More

Thank mark14102015
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good morning Mark Well Mark, what can I say....... You were very lucky to have the Director, Eamonn McEneaney give the guided tour as he is usually busy with running the museum overall, but he loves to get the opportunity to give some of the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took 21 high school students to Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland and happened upon this gem! It really gave you a great sense of the Vikings and the history of this old city! I especially like the guided aspect so that I could...More

Thank rebekah m
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The museum is very interesting and provides a great deal of history. It is well set up and easy to navigate. The receptionist was very helpful and the gift shop had some fun items.More

Thank Shortlegs66
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Good morning Shortlegs66 Thank you for such a wonderful review of your visit to the award winning Medieval Museum, we really enjoy getting such positive responses from our visitors and I will certainly pass on your comments to the team in the museum. We look...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

Well worth the tour, guide very knowledgeable about the History of Waterford and the town itself. The Medieval connections were really eye opening.More

Thank Stuart F
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Good morning Stuart Thank you for your very kind comments on your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum. All of our guides are very knowledgeable and love to tell tales and stories as they bring our visitors through the museum about Waterford in...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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