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How long do I need for my visit?

A visit will take about one to two hours depending on your interests, our guided re-enactor led tours take 45 minutes and you are free to roam the museum after the tour.  The three museums are within five minutes walk of each other and a one minute walk to Waterford Crystal.

Is there public car parking nearby?

The nearest public car park is less than 3 minutes away in Bolton Street Public Car Park. Alternatively, there is on-street parking (pay by meter) on the Quay's, The Mall, Parnell Street, Heneritta Steet and City Square Shopping Centre all within easy walking distance. There are public blue badge disabled parking spaces available in most of these areas.

Is there coach-parking?

Coach set down is on The Mall outside Bishop’s Palace.  Free coach parking and free coach cleaning in Bolton Street Car park [MAP]

Do I need to book?

No, there is no requirement to book for individuals, however it is advisable that groups book in advance and bookings can be made through 

Is there a discount for groups?


What is the Viking Triangle?

The Viking Triangle – 1000 years of history in 1000 paces!

  • The oldest part of Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city
  • Three world-class museums
  • Nine national monuments including two cathedrals
  • The world-famous House of Waterford Crystal
  • Gift shops, craft studios, theatres and art galleries
  • Victorian Theatre Royal
  • Traditional pubs, atmospheric cafés and restaurants
  • Tourist Information Office
  • Where the Irish national flag was first flown in 1848
  • Home of Irish patriot and American Civil War hero Thomas Francis Meagher
  • Birthplace of the operatic composer William Vincent Wallace