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“Great museum on the history of the area in old granary buildin”

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
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Ranked #2 of 59 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 October 29, 2008

This excellent museum is in the center of Waterford on Merchants Quay overlooking the river. The building also houses the visitors center and an excellent cafe. It is in the original Waterford Crystal building from the 19th century.

The museum has many historical artifacts, charters, scrolls, clothing, etc. covering the history of the area from the Vikings to the present. It is done with an audio guide, films, dramatizations. There is a wealth of information. It was raining very hard when we were in the area and this was the perfect place to be inside and spend a few hours. We had a buy one, get one free from an Ireland discount book and they gave us the senior rate.

If you have a car, you can park across the street in a number of large lots--one is an all day lot, another you can pay on an hourly basis. FYI--the Waterford Crystal plant is not in the area, so if you have a car, you have to drive to it. Reginald's Tower, another historic attraction, is a few blocks away and an easy walk.

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