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“Well worth the visit”

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
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Medieval Museum and Bishop's Palace: Combined Admission Ticket
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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 September 23, 2013

We really enjoyed the guided tour - it made the history come alive much more than simply walking around reading the labels on artifacts. There are so many things to see and our guide gave us a good summary of Waterford history in a way that was entertaining as well as educational. A very good introduction to this excellent collection.

Thank February78
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We loved the way our guide was dressed in period costume and was very knowledgeable about the displays we were shown. Our guide was also very friendly and responded well to questions asked. We were also impressed with they way many of the historical facts presented tied in with Bishops Palace. Loved it.

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

On a day trip to Waterford with a friend we arrived on an early train and walked to the medieval musuem and were amazed at how interesting and fantastic it is. We purchased a ticket which got us into the musuem, the bishops palace and Reginald's tower for a very good price. All three places are well worth the visit. We also visited Waterford Glass & had a fantastic tour there too. Waterford exceed my expectations. I expected to enjoy my day there but I really loved the city, the people and the many interesting places there are to visit there and will hopefully return there soon for another exciting visit.

Thank Kenny J
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stopped in here on a recent visit to Waterford. Out of the museums on offer we decided to stop in here out of what was on offer.

The museum was recently opened and a real surprise. We took advantage of the audio tour and this really added to the enjoyment and overall visit. Our son liked this too and it held his interest and aimed it at a great level for him. Lots to see and learn about in here with some rare and special artefacts.

Spent a lot longer in here than we thought we would and I would happily recommend a stop here when in Waterford.

1  Thank GunnaEastYorkshire
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is a very interesting museum and the tour was great. Nice modern museum with a lot of medieval history.

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