"Telling Tales" - character led tours of the Viking Triangle

The award winning Waterford Museum of Treasures has announced brand new character led tours within the historic area of Waterford city known as the Viking Triangle.

A team of six actors playing different characters will bring to life Waterford’s fascinating history in these enjoyable and imaginative tours. Moving through the streets, through the 18th century Bishop’s Palace and into the atmospheric Medieval Museum, these characters will deliver ‘insider’ tours that are engaging and accessible to everyone, young and old.

The characters include Mrs Rickards, the gossipy housekeeper who has just returned from the public execution of James Darcy, found guilty of murdering his brother Richard, head gardener at the Bishop’s Palace. Intrigued by this true story?  Find out more by taking one of these fascinating, family friendly tours in Waterford’s Viking Triangle.

Other characters include Lady Este, the lady of the house, Mr Watwhy, along with Mayor Thomas, who narrates the highs and lows of Waterford city and reflects on the 1100 years history of Ireland’s oldest city. Mayor Wyse will lead visitors right into the heart of the Medieval Museum, where, among many fascinating items on display is King Henry VIII’s hat - the only one to survive in the world – a gift to William Wyse of Waterford in 1536.

Tours depart from the Bishop’s Palace hourly, Monday to Sunday (7 days per week) from Monday 27th August. Tickets are €10 (Accompanied U-14 free). Advance booking not required. Phone Waterford Museum of Treasures at 051-849650 or email museumreception@waterfordcity.ie for further information.