Plan your visit

Overview

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 Quays, the Mall, Parnell Street 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

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 [email protected]

Is there a discount for groups?

Yes

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

Opening times

All attractions are closed on Christmas Day (25th December), St.Stephen's Day (26th December) and New Year's Day (1st January)

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

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

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

Prices & offers

Group & school groups rates are available on request (teachers/assistants free of charge).

Freedom Pass General Adult, Senior, Student Single ticket

Allows entrance to Medieval Museum, Bishop’s Palace, Time Museum, Silver Museum, Epic Walking Tour, Christ Church Cathedral.

€15.00
Freedom Pass Child Single ticket

Allows entrance to Medieval Museum, Bishop’s Palace, Time Museum, Silver Museum, Epic Walking Tour, Christ Church Cathedral.

Free (Under 12)
Medieval General Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Medieval Only (Adult, Senior, Student)

€10.00
Medieval Child Medieval Child Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Medieval Only (Child)

Free (Under 12)
Bishop’s Palace General Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Bishop’s Palace Only (Adult, Senior, Student)

€10.00
Bishop’s Palace Child Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Bishop’s Palace Only (Child)

Free (Under 12)
Silver General Single ticket

Tick for general admission to Silver Museum Only (Adult, Senior, Student)

€5.00
Silver Child Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Silver Museum Only (Child)

Free (Under 12)
Time General Single ticket

Tick for general admission to Time Museum Only(Adult, Senior, Student)

€5.00
Time Child Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Time Museum Only (Child)

Free (Under 12)
Viking VR General Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Viking VR Experience Only (Adult, Senior, Student)

€10.00
Viking VR Child Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Viking VR Experience Only (Child)

€5.00
Epic Walking Tour General Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Epic Tour Only (Adult, Senior, Student)

€10.00
Epic Walking Tour Child Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Epic Tour Only (Child)

Free (Under 12
Freedom Pass General Adult, Senior, Student Single ticket

Allows entrance to Medieval Museum, Bishop’s Palace, Time Museum, Silver Museum, Epic Walking Tour, Christ Church Cathedral.

€15.00
Freedom Pass Child Single ticket

Allows entrance to Medieval Museum, Bishop’s Palace, Time Museum, Silver Museum, Epic Walking Tour, Christ Church Cathedral.

Free (Under 12)
Medieval General Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Medieval Only (Adult, Senior, Student)

€10.00
Medieval Child Medieval Child Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Medieval Only (Child)

Free (Under 12)
Bishop’s Palace General Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Bishop’s Palace Only (Adult, Senior, Student)

€10.00
Bishop’s Palace Child Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Bishop’s Palace Only (Child)

Free (Under 12)
Silver General Single ticket

Tick for general admission to Silver Museum Only (Adult, Senior, Student)

€5.00
Silver Child Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Silver Museum Only (Child)

Free (Under 12)
Time General Single ticket

Tick for general admission to Time Museum Only(Adult, Senior, Student)

€5.00
Time Child Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Time Museum Only (Child)

Free (Under 12)
Viking VR General Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Viking VR Experience Only (Adult, Senior, Student)

€10.00
Viking VR Child Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Viking VR Experience Only (Child)

€5.00
Epic Walking Tour General Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Epic Tour Only (Adult, Senior, Student)

€10.00
Epic Walking Tour Child Single ticket

Ticket for general admission to Epic Tour Only (Child)

Free (Under 12

Getting here

Conveniently located in the heart of Waterford City.

MEDIEVAL MUSEUM, Cathedral Square, Viking Triangle, Waterford, X91 K10E,

BISHOP'S PALACE, The Mall, Viking Triangle, Waterford, X91 E279

IRISH SILVER MUSEUM, The Deanery Building, Cathedral Square, Viking Triangle, Waterford, X91 H921

IRISH MUSEUM OF TIME, Greyfriarys, Viking Triangle, Waterford, X91 CF95

KING OF THE VIKINGS, 10 Baileys New Street, Viking Triangle, Waterford, X91 A0PF

REGINALD'S TOWER, Parade Quay, Waterford, X91 Y880

Nearby Parkings

Open Museum Parkings

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 Quays, the Mall, Parnell Street and City Square Shopping Centre, all within easy walking distance.

There are public blue badge disabled parking spaces available in most of these areas. Parking is indicated by the shaded areas on the map.

Eat & Drink

Waterford
Bishop’s Palace Café

After your visit to the Medieval Museum, stroll across and enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee in the Bishop’s Palace Café or on the adjoining terrace overlooking the 13th century town wall, in the heart of the Viking Triangle. A full brunch menu, excellent coffee and a wide array of delicious cakes are also available.
The café is located in the Bishop’s Palace Museum and is Waterford’s most elegant eatery. A delightful, bright spot where the relaxed atmosphere makes you unwind and enjoy our fantastic offerings. Enjoy the large secluded patio area all year round in the centre of the Viking Triangle.
Bishop’s Palace Café is dedicated to making everything fresh in their restaurant from homemade breads, fresh bakery, soups, sauces and beverages. The café works with local suppliers to ensure an excellent product is produced at all times.
Bishop’s Palace Café is open for Waterford’s finest breakfast, outstanding lunch menu with daily specials, outside catering and event specialists.
Telephone : +353 (0)51 852933
Email : [email protected]
Opening Hours :
High season - 7 days a week: 10 am – 5 pm (contact for off season opening hours)

Waterford
Waterford’s restaurants, café and pubs

Waterford – hugged by the Comeragh and Knockmealdown Mountains, spectacular rivers nestling with glorious countryside, and a coastline stretching 100km – it’s the perfect backdrop to experience our incredible food and drink.
Whether it’s a maker’s tour, grabbing a traditional blaa, saying cheers with friends, visiting a food market or Michelin-starred restaurant – you can be sure of rich history, passionate producers, and a warm #deise welcome.

Mount congreve gardens
The Stables Café

Enjoy a taste of the Countryside at Mount Congreve Gardens.
The Stables Café is a delightful setting for breakfast, lunch or a light bite. Sit back & relax in the warm country-style surroundings where you can enjoy an extensive menu featuring an abundance of fresh local produce, prepared & cooked daily - where possible, the chef uses fruits, vegetables and herbs from our gardens. The welcoming café is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends, or just sit & watch the world go by.

Facilities & access

Our team here at Waterford Treasures are on hand to assist you with any questions you may have. You'll find help and assistance, should you need it, at the reception desk.

Parking

Parking

  • The nearest public car park is less than 5 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.
Cloakroom

Cloakroom

  • There are cloakroom facilities available at the reception desk on your arrival.
Toilets

Toilets

  • Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor of the Bishop’s Palace.
Parenting Facilities

Parenting Facilities

  • Baby changing facilities are available on the ground floor of the Bishop’s Palace.
  • Pushchairs/strollers can be left at the museum entrance, at the museum’s discretion, as there is limited space. Owners are responsible for pushchairs left unattended. Please contact reception when you arrive to arrange this.
Luggage Restrictions

Luggage Restrictions

  • Large backpacks, bags or suitcases should be left with reception in order to facilite easy of access through the museum.
Lifts and Access to the Galleries

Lifts and Access to the Galleries

  • We have a disability lift to all floors and access to all floors by stairs.
Accessibility

Accessibility

  • The museum caters for visitors with varying abilities.
Seating

Seating

  • Mobile stools are available upon request at reception.
  • Wheel chair is also available upon request at reception.
  • There is seating located throughout the museum.
Lost Property

Lost Property

  • If you are in the Bishop’s Palace, lost property queries can be made at the reception desk or contact +353 (0)51 849650.
Photography, Filming & Drawing

Photography, Filming & Drawing

  • Hand-held cameras may be used throughout the Bishop’s Palace, however the use of flash, video cameras, tripods and other digital equipment is not permitted.
  • Photographs taken in the Bishop’s Palace can only be used for personal use. Commercial use of any kind is not permitted.
  • For permission in relation to filming, please contact in writing Eamonn McEneaney, Museum Director, Waterford Treasures – Three Museums in the Viking Triangle, Viking Triangle, Waterford at [email protected].
  • Sketching and drawing is always welcome.
Eating & Drinking

Eating & Drinking

  • No food or drink is permitted within the rooms of the Bishop’s Palace.
  • There is a café located on the ground floor of the Bishop’s Palace.
Shopping

Shopping

  • A small gift shop is located just inside the main entrance of the Bishop’s Palace with a bigger shop in the Medieval Museum which is beside the Bishop’s Palace.
  • You can also visit our online shop. http://www.waterfordtreasures.com/shop
Corporate Events

Corporate Events

  • We have excellent corporate event facilities here at the Bishop’s Palace, if you require something special for your event, please contact Clíona Purcell at [email protected] or on direct dial +353 (0)51 849675.
Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

  • The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens are available for wedding photography during the months of October to April inclusive, for full details please contact Clíona Purcell at [email protected] or on direct dial +353 (0)51 849675.
Cloakroom

Cloakroom

  • There are cloakroom facilities available at the reception desks in the Medieval Museum and in the Bishop’s Palace.
Parking

Parking

  • 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 Quays, the Mall, Parnell Street, Heneritta Steet and City Square Shopping Centre all within easy walking distance.
  • Alternatively, there is on-street parking (pay by meter) on the Quays, the Mall, Parnell Street, Heneritta Steet and City Square Shopping Centre all within easy walking distance.

FAQ

Learn everything you need to know about the Waterford Treasures including opening hours, location and price.

How long do I need for my visit?

Waterford

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 Quays, the Mall, Parnell Street 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.

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 [email protected].

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

International visitors

Waterford Treasures are located in the Viking Triangle in the heart of waterford city centre

There are many ways of getting to Waterford City, whether you are traveling by air, train, or roads. Waterford County is very well connected with other cities in Ireland making it easy to come to your desired destination. Below we have listed all the ways of how you can get to Waterford City and from there you can easily travel to other destinations.

  • Waterford City – 0 mins
  • Dublin airport – 1h 45m
  • Cork airport – 1h 30m
  • Rosslare Ferryport – 60m

 

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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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