welcome to waterford Treasures

DISCOVER THE SECRETS BEHIND THE TREASURES OF IRELAND'S OLDEST CITY..... Located within a few paces of each other, the multi-award-winning museums tell the 1,100-year-old story of Waterford from its foundation in 914 AD by Viking sea pirates.

all Museums are open today [Sunday]

Mostly from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM [Sunday]see opening times

Medieval Museum

The Bishop’s Palace

The Museum of Silver

The Museum of Time

King of Vikings

Reginald’s Tower

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treasures

freedom pass

Medieval Museum

The magnificent curved façade of the warm butter-coloured stone building draws in the visitor.

freedom pass

The Museum of Silver

Since the Viking period in Ireland, silver has been a most prized metal and a means of exchange.

Freedom Pass

The Museum of Time

This refurbished gothic-style church is a fitting home for what is beyond doubt the finest collection of Irish timepieces in the world.

freedom pass

The Bishop’s Palace

This exquisite architectural jewel, now a museum, continues to delight over 250 years later, the ground and first floors furnished as a very elegant 18th century townhouse.

King of Vikings

Experience the thrill of raiding the Viking settlement they called 'Vadrefjordyr'. The King of the Vikings - the world's first Viking VR adventure.

Reginald’s Tower

Reginald’s Tower is Waterford’s landmark monument and Ireland’s oldest civic building.

Welcome to Waterford Treasures

The only dedicated Museum Quarter on the island of Ireland.

Welcome to Waterford Treasures!

Plan your visit

Whether you are a first-time visitor or regular visitor, it's always important to plan your visit. Here we have some top tips from our team of experts to help you enjoy your time at the Waterford Treasures.

Medieval Museum

CLOSED

Monday to Friday

9:00 am — 5:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

Sunday

11:00 am — 5:00 pm

Last admission: 4:15 PM

The Museum of Silver

CLOSED

Monday to Friday

9:30 am — 5:00 pm

Saturday

9:30 am — 5:00 pm

Sunday

9:30 am — 5:00 pm

Last admission: 4:15 PM

The Museum of Time

CLOSED

Monday to Friday

10:00 am — 6:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am — 6:00 pm

Sunday

10:00 am — 6:00 pm

Last admission: 4:15 PM

The Bishop’s Palace

CLOSED

Monday to Friday

9:00 am — 5:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

Sunday

11:00 am — 5:00 pm

Last admission: 4:15 PM

King of Vikings

CLOSED

Monday to Friday

10:30 am — 6:00 pm

Saturday

10:30 am — 6:00 pm

Sunday

10:30 am — 6:00 pm

Last admission: 4:15 PM

Reginald’s Tower

CLOSED

Monday to Friday

9:30 am — 5:00 pm

Saturday

9:30 am — 5:00 pm

Sunday

9:30 am — 5:00 pm

Last admission: 4:15 PM

Our team here at Waterford Treasures are on hand to assist you with any questions you may have.

Our museums have different opening times, prices, addresses & facilities.

Visit Ireland's Oldest City

one stay,
one itinerary

Reputed to be Ireland’s oldest city – with a Christian parish that predates even St Patrick – Waterford is certainly richly decked in Viking tales, architecture, finery and folklore.

Waterford in 1 day: Explore Ireland’s Oldest City in One Day

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Founded in 914 AD by Vikings from Norway, Waterford City is over 1100 years old making it Ireland’s oldest City. Today, Waterford is a vibrant and picturesque city that has managed to carefully maintain its important heritage, while also having a lively and modern shopping area, filled with cafes, award winning restaurants and an excellent mix of traditional, local and contemporary pubs.

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Waterford in 2 days: Discover our City and Country experience over two days

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Waterford Treasures and Mount Congreve Gardens – Two gems in Ireland’s Ancient East.
From the countryside to the city, discover 1000 years of history in 1000 paces in Ireland’s first open-air museum – Waterford Treasures. Featuring the largest private collection of plants globally, Mount Congreve is one of the most famous gardens in Ireland. This two day experience will leave you with a rich understanding of Waterford’s heritage and make for an unforgettable visit to Ireland’s South East.

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Uncover Ireland's Ancient East

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Experience Ireland’s Ancient East where vibrant history and modern life meet. Enjoy memorable food experiences, wander down the cobbled streets of medieval towns and explore the gorgeous gardens of this scenic region.

Hear local legends and mythical tales of the east of Ireland on a lively walking tour or travel back in time at an ancient monastic site. Head on an epic mountain hike and after, experience the cultural riches of the incredible cities.

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The MET Gala: Monroe, Kardashian and textile conservationists

Who did good and prayed for all. And banished the Devil from Loftus Hall

Waterford and Wine Through the Centuries

Winner alright, Winner alright!

The Viking Slave Trade in Ireland

A must visit

This is a great small museum and has a great range of artifacts of historical importance, highly recommended when visiting Waterford

Peter White

2 months ago

A memorable visit

Wow..we never expected such a gem in a smaller town….so many unique and ancient items….Henry VIII hat and sword and the cloth of gold vestments.

Dgccouple

2 months ago

Great museum, A must-see for all ages!

No need to worry about lines and DO purchase the Freedom Pass ticket which gives you admission to most of the museums in the Medieval Triangle. It’s only a few Euros more than the single ticket price and you get to see all the important places. All of the staff are welcoming and wonderful. We were there on a Sunday, so basically had few other tourists and could take our time. We also were glad we went to the Bishop’s Palace which is not at all what we thought it would be. We had a wonderful re-enactor perform as the housekeeper to guide us on our tour. So much richer to experience the house this way! I loved the Silver Museum and my husband and I both enjoyed the Time Museum. Thank you to the wonderful staff!

SoFloSoFawny

3 months ago

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    Getting there

    Medieval Museum

    Cathedral Square, The Viking Triangle, Waterford, X91 K10E, Ireland

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    The Museum of Silver

    Irish Silver Museum, Cathedral Square, Waterford, Ireland

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    The Museum of Time

    Irish Museum of Time, Greyfriar'S, Waterford, Ireland

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    The Bishop’s Palace

    Bishop's Palace, The Mall, Viking Triangle, Waterford, X91 E279, IRELAND.

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    King of Vikings

    King Of The Vikings, Bailey's New Street, Waterford, Ireland

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    Reginald’s Tower

    Reginald's Tower, The Quay, Waterford, Ireland

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