House Of Waterford CrystalCurrently Closed
- Address: 28 The Mall, Waterford, Ireland
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +353-51317000
- Ticket Price: 14 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Tour, Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts, Specialty Shop
However said diamonds are girls best friends probably didn’t walk in here. Known for its world class deigns, this places speaks out Panache! Known for its exclusive items in crystal, the best part about House of Waterford Crystal is that you can explore the way these items are crafted by opting for its factory tour.
The highlight of the tour is visit to heated furnace where you can also learn about the centuries old tradition of crystal making!
Watch the Craftsmen at work and shop for great crystal masterpieces; you’ll be more than delighted!
- Online ticket booking is available.
- Best visited with guided tour.
Given ticket prices are for guided tour of the factory:
- Family (2 adults, 2 children): 30 Euros
- Adult: 14 Euros
- Student: 10 Euros
- Child (under 18): 4 Euros
- Child (under 5): Free
- Senior: 11 Euros
- For factory tours, refer official website for detailed schedule.
- Tour duration of the tour is 1 hour.
- By Bus: Bus no 360, 360A, 601, 603, 605, 609. Stop: The Mall (Waterford House of Crystal)
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68.12% of people who visit Waterford include House Of Waterford Crystal in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
45% of people start their House Of Waterford Crystal visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see House Of Waterford Crystal
85.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting House Of Waterford Crystal
If you are interested in seeing how glass is made in the time honoured art of glass making & shaping into spell binding cut crystal goblets, tableware, and more. See the craftmaking up close & personal & view the fabulous display of cut crystal - you don't need a crystal ball to see that this is the place for you & your family to visit. Highly Recommended.
A very nice tour, although a bit hurried, where you're given an overview on the whole process of cut glass making. If you've ever been to a blown glass factory this will be a bit familiar, but the additional processes of cutting and engraving are something to be seen and some of the pieces on display are literally unique. The whole tour is accessible to people with impaired mobility or strollers.
Visited Waterford Glass on Wednesday and had a wonderful tour with 2 friends and really enjoyed it, seeing what happens from start to final production of various pieces. We spent some time in the showroom and what a great group of people we met there, each one so helpful. Thank you all.
Be sure to ask the sales people what the country of origin is of any piece you are interested in, if your heart is set on buying something actually made in Ireland. Most items are not. They went bankrupt in 2009, and are now owned by a Finnish company, Fiskars. Many pieces are now made in Slovenia, Czech Republic, and Hungary. That being said, this place is amazing. You will see virtually all stages of creating these beautiful pieces. The tours are well polished. They have duplicates of custom / one-off items made for celebrities and special events. The tour is under a half hour, and you are rather close to the craftsmen, and in our case a craftswoman. You are separated by glass. Much of the tour's information is about the training / apprenticeship program. The tour ends in their beautiful showroom, where of course you can buy pieces ranging in prices of 75 (Christmas ornaments) to many thousands of Euros for their higher end pieces. I gave 4 stars because they typically will not come out with the out-of-country origins of their pieces unless you ask directly. Don't be fooled by the offer to ship your purchase to your home. It more than likely will not even come from Ireland. Again, they will not be upfront with this information, but will answer honestly is asked directly.
This was the highlight of the Waterford week. The staff at ticket purchase was very helpful to advise me to select a tour that was less full. The tour was AMAZING and informative. The film at the beginning was quite impressive. The detailed information was great with a view id step by step manufacturing. We were so lucky to get a close up view of every step of manufacturing. We made some precious purchase and the shipping was priced very reasonably. The intend arrive far faster than they estimated. The showroom staff was really helpful as we made our selections. We especially lije the selections that are only available at the House of Waterford.