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Medieval Museum – Treasures of Medieval Waterford

Currently ranked as the number one visitor attraction in Waterford on tripadvisor.com, the Medieval Museum is situated between Cathedral Square and the Bishop’s Palace in the heart of the Viking Triangle.

The medieval museum incorporates the 13th century Choristers’ Hall and a 15th century wine vault and takes visitors back to the great age of faith and chivalry. This multi-award winning museum is a tribute to medieval life in Waterford.

The museum galleries feature some of the great treasures of medieval Ireland and Europe, including the unique 4 metre long illuminated Great Charter Roll of Waterford (1373) as well as the sumptuous cloth-of-gold vestments (1460).

The Medieval Museum was officially opened on Thursday 28th March 2013 by An Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland) Enda Kenny

Quick Facts

  • Open daily year-round
  • Two minute walk from Bolton Street Car Park, Reginald’s Tower, the Bishop’s Palace, Tourist Office  and House of Waterford Crystal
  • Guided tours in historic character and period costume, 45 minutes
  • Multimedia handheld guide in English, French, German also available
  • 3 audiovisual presentations
  • Europe’s only complete set of medieval cloth-of-gold vestments
  • Ireland’s largest display of medieval royal charters including the Great Charter Roll 1373, viewed by Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to Ireland
  • Gift shop
  • Resident artist: Sean Egan Art Glass, virtuoso copper-wheel engraving on glass, keeping alive the great tradition of glass craftsmanship in Waterford
  • Wheelchair accessible; coach set down