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Bishop's Palace

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Bishop's Palace Museum: Admission Ticket
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The Bishop’s Palace Museum houses a display of Waterford treasures from 1700 to the 20th Century, and gives visitors a wonderful insight into the history of what was, up until the 1750s, Ireland’s second city. 'The Mall is a beautiful walk, about...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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The Mall | Viking Triangle, Waterford X91 E279, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with three generations and I have to say, all enjoyed it for different reasons-the artifacts; the architecture and rooms were fantastic; the history and photography told some great old waterford stories.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LightPacker569962
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon, LightPacker569962. Many thanks for your five star review of the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback and are delighted that all three generations of you enjoyed the adventure as much as you did. There's something for...More

Reviewed December 15, 2018

An amazing place. I waled around with my mouth open. I was gobsmacked.\What an amazing place with so much history. Absolutely must see.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carmel Louise P
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Good afternoon Carmel Thank you so very much for your very kind comments, we really appreciate it. We do hope you come and visit us again in the new year, when we will be launching a new addition to the palace. Go raibh míle maith...More

Reviewed December 3, 2018

This small and well laid out museum gives an excellent view of life in Waterford. My friend and I were intrigued by the artifacts and exhibits. An interesting object was the oldest piece of Waterford glass. The poverty and struggles is always very sad when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Snowgooose
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Good afternoon Snowgoose, Many thanks for your review of the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. I am glad you found the museum well laid out and informative. We hope to welcome you back in the future, Go raibh míle maith agat!

Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

Lovely friendly lady on the desk we were just in time for guided tour very knowledgeable you lady brought us around amazing to see and hear all the history fabulous museum so much to see and unlike other home tours I've done you can get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Good morning Coleen Many thanks for your lovely review of your visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace, where you can get up close to all of the antiques and exhibits as our wonderful guides bring the history alive. I will pass on your very...More

Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

I met my friend for breakfast and I highly recommend here. We had gills of coffee and tea and the food is fab. A relaxing place to meet your friends and not feel rushed.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Good morning Eimear Many thanks for your comments, I will certainly pass them onto Nancy and all the team in the Bishop's Palace café! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Go raibh míle maith agat!

Reviewed November 20, 2018

Excellent guided tour and our guide was both informative and funny. The Waterford crystal on display was beautiful and the history in the paintings and furniture was tangible. a real diamond of a museum.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lesley B
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Good morning Lesley Thank you for your very kind comments and excellent rating for your visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace, we really appreciate you taking the time to give us such wonderful feedback and I will certainly pass on your comments to our...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Loved the Bishop's Gallery, was very interesting. They have many different portraits of different people. Loved how the tour moved through the house, was well designed and easy to navigate on our own Would def go backMore

Date of experience: November 2018
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Good morning mcameron17, Many thanks for your feedback on the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. i am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you enjoyed the tour of the museum. It is most definitely best to take the tour as it...More

Reviewed November 5, 2018

Museum is a very mixed bag of things, it doesn't seem to have a coherent theme or message. Lots of interesting items, but not very well described or presented. The site is terrific, so walk aroundMore

Date of experience: October 2018
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Good morning Phyllis B, Thank you for taking the time to visit and review the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. We appreciate your feedback. There are many highlights to this wonderful building, the Bishop’s Palace houses a display of Waterford treasures from 1700 to the 20th...More

Reviewed October 16, 2018

We stopped by after our visit to Waterford Crystal. The Bishop's Palace had a lot of different Irish artifacts and history...not what I expected. I thought it would be more about the Bishops who lived there.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Good afternoon mbs5 We're delighted that you came all the way from Lansdale, Pennsylvania to visit the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace! We thank you for your feedback. You didn't mention whether you took the guided tour, which is included in the entry fee or whether...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018

Maria was a super guide. very interesting tour and presentation. Learned so much about the time and about the people living there. Really interesting artifacts - lock of Napoleon's hair even! We weren't going to tour originally, but got a combo ticket with the Medieval...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Howard M
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Good morning Howard Many thanks for taking the time to come and visit the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace and for giving us such positive feedback, we really appreciate it. All of our guides endeavour to make every visit special, with their stories to bring the...More

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ChesterB96
February 24, 2017|
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Response from Waterford_Treasures | Property representative |
Good morning, the guided tour takes about 45 minutes to an hour and then you can wander around the very top floor at your leisure, so you make it as long as you wish! Even if you wish to go back over what the guide has shown... More
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Orlab562
August 8, 2015|
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Good morning Orlab562, the guided tours of the Bishop's Palace are given on the hour every day in the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. Our opening house from this month are 9.15am to 5.00pm Mon. to Fri., 10am to 5.00pm... More
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