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Reginald's Tower - Treasures of Viking Waterford

Waterford boasts the largest collection of medieval walls and towers in the country with Reginald’s tower being the most impressive of the six towers still standing.  Reginald’s Tower stands at the apex of the Viking Triangle the name given to the area of the city first settled by the Vikings in 914. 

The tower houses a permanent exhibition on the treasures of Viking Waterford, including the 9th century sword and weapons from a Viking warrior’s grave and the magnificent Waterford Kite Brooch - the finest example of gold and silver secular metalwork in Ireland.  Reginald's Tower was also used as a mint, prison and military store. 

An audio-visual  presentation on the top floor outlines the history of Reginald's Tower.

Reginald's Tower is managed by the Office of Public Works.


Quick Facts

  • Open all year
  • January - Early March : Wednesday - Sunday - 9.30 - 17.00
  • Late March - Mid December : Daily - 9.30 - 17.30
  • Last admissions 30 mins before closing
  • Average length of visit - 1 hour
  • Please note there is no disabled access to the upper floors of Reginald's Tower.