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

Take the tour first if your get there at the right time. Informative and gives you a good overview of the era covered and the exhibits which you can then wonder around and appreciate. The vestments are the highlight.More

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

Good morning Ali Thank you for coming to visit the award winning Medieval Museum and we're delighted that you enjoyed the guided tour of this fantastic museum. We have put together such a wonderful collection of artefacts and exhibits in the award winning Medieval Museum....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommend spending a couple of hours here, tour included in entrance fee, very personal, only 2 of us on the tour, very educational.More

Thank Clairemcdonald7
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning Claire Thank you most sincerely for your very kind comments on your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum. The guided tour is the best way to see and hear all about the life and times of medieval Waterford, while we can't...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a privately run museum, and while quite comprehensive, I didn't find the guides as well trained as those employed by the OPW; more emphasis on anecdotes and trivia, while amusing, weren't as factual. Nonetheless, there's lots to see and you'll learn a lot,...More

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

Good morning Quasimama Many thanks for your review, we really appreciate your comments. The award winning Medieval Museum is not a privately run museum, its is owned by Waterford City & County Council and all of our professional guides are trained to deliver our medieval...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A Miserable Sunday rain and a booked out Waterford Crystal centre. However, every cloud has a silver lining and we happened upon the Waterford Medieval Museum. Even with a few reluctant teenagers in tow, it proved to be a very worthwhile and enjoyable experience. It...More

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

Good morning LenisterAdvisor Well, what can we say to that review, its fantastic and we're delighted that you and your family enjoyed your visit to the award winning Medieval Museum, situated in the heart of Waterford's Viking Triangle. The guided tour is the best way...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic history and great displays. You can do self or guided tours. Well worth a visit. Enjoy posing in the character cut outs that are out the front!More

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

Good morning JonesyFam Hi guys, thanks for coming all the way from Australia to see the award winning Medieval Museum, we really appreciate it! We love to hear such positive feedback from our visitors and delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us. I will...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I learnt quite a few things visiting the museum, there's some really impressive relics as swords and costumes.More

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

Good morning fldodfifkrkd Thank you for coming to visit the award winning Medieval Museum, all the way from France. I'm sure you were impressed with the 15th century Mayors' Wine Vault which is part of our economic history where we were the 'Wine Capital of...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I actuall visited the museum in July 2016 but forgot to write a review. The museum is exceptional. I went with a group of peers with the view to using the museum as a school tour option. It had everything you could ask for to...More

Thank irishgrian
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Good afternoon irishgrian Well, its better late than never irishgrain, we do appreciate you taking the time to give us your wonderful review of your visit and we do hope you come and visit us again, you'll be surprised how much you missed first time...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Great trip with brilliant tour guide. Learned so much about Waterford and its history and was really very interesting with loads of historical information. Tour was about an hour long but seemed to fly. Would highly recommend this as a MUST when visiting WaterfordMore

Thank mlryan999
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Good afternoon mlryan999 Thank you for coming to visit the award winning Medieval Museum, we love to hear great feedback from our visitors and we really appreciate you saying that this is a 'MUST' see attraction when visiting Waterford! All of the team really go...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed this visit , the amount of information and history involved is amazing and well presented . A difinate must see when in WaterfordMore

Thank Phila D
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Good morning Phila Oh yea..... 'A definite must see when in Waterford', we love that! Thank you for your very kind comments, we certainly subscribe to your review and are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We do hope you tell all your family and...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

The museum is in a lovely, bright building with an old cellar incorporated into it. The exhibitions are nice and generally well laid out with the charter and the vestments being a high point. The only problem is that without a guide, there is no...More

Thank fargojones123
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Good morning fargojones123 Many thanks for your wonderful feedback in-relation to your recent visit to the award winning Medieval Museum, we really appreciate them. The best way to see and hear all about Waterford's medieval history is to avail of the guided tour, which is...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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