Waterford Treasures - Three Museums In The Viking Triangle340 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
The first thing that strikes you about this museum is the stone building coloured in a warm buttery hue with a curved aesthetic appeal. What welcomes you then is a huge sculpture that was shaped on the lines of the 13th century belt mount found in Waterford.
As you walk inside the only museum dedicated to the medieval museum on the island, you will be mesmerised with the stunning collection presented within the two chambers namely the 13th century hall of Choristers and the Mayor’s Wine Vault dating back to the 15th century.
The highlight of the museum includes the cloth-of-gold which dates back to 15th century.
Waterford Treasures - Three Museums In The Viking Triangle Travel Tips
- Online ticket booking is available.
- Disable access is available.
- Food and drink is not allowed.
- Commercial photography is not allowed.
Entrance Ticket Details For Waterford Treasures - Three Museums In The Viking Triangle
- Adult: 7 Euros
- Senior/Student: 6 Euros
- Child (under 14): Free with paying adult.
- Group (10+):
- Adult/Senior/Student: 4 Euros
- School groups: 2 Euros per student (leaders free)
- Combined admissions for Medieval Museum and Bishop's Palace are available.
- For epic tour tickets, visit the official website.
Waterford Treasures - Three Museums In The Viking Triangle Hours
- Last admission:
- June - August: 5:20 pm
- September - May: 4:20pm
How to Reach Waterford Treasures - Three Museums In The Viking Triangle
- BY Bus: Bus no 609.
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44.91% of people who visit Waterford include Waterford Treasures - Three Museums In The Viking Triangle in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
51.52% of people start their Waterford Treasures - Three Museums In The Viking Triangle visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Waterford Treasures - Three Museums In The Viking Triangle
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Waterford Treasures - Three Museums In The Viking Triangle Reviews & Ratings
You start in the basement with the old ruins the museum is built on and work your way through the centuries of history the city has lived through. Its all very interesting with video rooms to explain everything to you which can be viewed before seeing the artifacts so you know what your looking at or after so you grasp how everything fit together. And of course there is a lovely little shop at the end!
Would highly recommend taking the guided tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history if Waterford. Loved learning about medieval Waterford, the Vikings, the Normans, the church's role and the Gold vestments. Also loved seeing the extremely old and well kept documents and relics.
We didn't have nearly enough time here, but it was our while to have even a short visit! The guided tour was excellent; our tour guide showed us the highlights of the collection and gave us a brief and very amusing history of Waterford to put the exhibits in context. (Irish tour guides really do have the gift if gab -- he was not the first guide to make laugh while explaining history of tax policies!) The museum is built on some very old, carefully conserved buildings - this means a few scary stairs, and some rough floors. If you can manage those, they are worth seeing! But if not, there is plenty that is elevator accessible, including the amazing Cloth of Gold vestments.
Nice time to be had here. They even have a gift shop to help commemorate your visit.
Well worth a visit. Very informative and helpful guide. Great exhibits and layout.