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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum

Cathedral Square | Viking Triangle, Waterford X91 K10E, Ireland
+353 76 110 2501
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cathedral Square | Viking Triangle, Waterford X91 K10E, Ireland
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Had a great tour guide and he made the museum very interesting, a lot of history and old buildings, worth it

Thank Pelt321
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a special museum with many one-of-a-kind relics. It is well organized. Recommend using the guides (ours was excellent!!). The guide will point out the most important highlights, which we might have otherwise overlooked or under appreciated.

Thank cas7317
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really interesting exhibits here, plenty to see and read in depth about. Hope to get back again, as we needed more time to see everything really! Highly recommended for museum fans

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great museum which brought alive what it was like in Medieval times in Waterford. There were several original exhibits in very good condition. And we had an excellent guide, Donnchadh, who gave us a great guided tour of the museum and provided...More

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

Good morning pattravelLondoner Thank you ever so much for your wonderful comments about our award winning Medieval Museum and our guides. You were very fortunate to have Donnchadh as your guide, as Donnchadh is the curator of the Medieval Museum and he regularly does guided...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Waterford Museum of Treasures is a museum for historical artifacts associated with the city of Waterford. There are three museums in the Viking Triangle collectively known as Waterford Museum of Treasures. Its collection includes the 14th Century Waterford Charter Roll.More

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

Good afternoon giaconvo Thank you for coming to visit us here in the award winning Medieval Museum in the Viking Triangle. Waterford Treasures - Three Museums in the Viking Triangle, covers the historical period from the Vikings to the Victorians, with Waterford's Viking history displayed...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Steps are rocky & uneven--my friend broke her ankle & cut our tour short. I think these steps should be for display only.More

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

Good morning Luvdflying Many thanks for your comments, the area you are referring to, is the medieval 13th century Choristers' Hall which is connected to the 15th century Mayor's Wine vault by medieval steps. While this is a very unfortunate incident, the only one to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great history of the town. We took the tour, our guide was was relatively funny. It’s a good overview of the history. Takes about an hourMore

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

Good morning Seán Many thanks for coming to visit the award winning Medieval Museum, we really appreciate you come to see us and for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the guided tour and that our guide...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our guided tour of the Medieval Museum. The layout was lovely and easy to navigate, the exhibits were gorgeously presented, and everything told an interesting story. We, like so many others, very much enjoyed the entertaining and informative guided tour, which we...More

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

Good morning Holly Many thanks for visiting the award winning Medieval Museum and for giving us your feedback, we really appreciate it. I note that you went on to visit the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace and the world's first Viking 3D Virtual Reality adventure -...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum houses some unique items. You can either wander on your own, or be part of a tour. Wine was served with our tour! Enjoyed the tour, and then we spent some time on our own exploring, reading, and watching their videos. Best of...More

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

Good morning Lauren Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback regarding your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum, we really appreciate it and are so delighted that you enjoyed it. The best way to see and hear all about...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to spend an hour or two to learn some of the history of Waterford. Donnacha our guide was great and shared his knowledge on how the city has evolved from Vikings through to Cromwell and beyond. Some fantastic artefacts to...More

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

Good morning Fergal Thank you for coming to visit us in the award winning Medieval Museum and for taking the time to give us such wonderful feedback, we really do appreciate it. Donnchadh, your guide, is in fact the curator of the award winning Medieval...More

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sdgrrl
February 4, 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
July 1, 2016|
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Hi Tazkatza! The tours in the Medieval Museum generally go every hour on the hour. Hope this helps!
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Tazkatza
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Hi Tazkatza, the tours take about 45 minutes, but allow an hour in your schedule to do each museum.
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