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SCHOOL TOURS

The collection of tours, workshops and experiences offered by Waterford Treasures make it the top cultural resource for teachers, educators and students in the South East.

Our bespoke primary and post primary offerings undoubtedly inspire a love for history and local heritage. We also provide customised tours and experiences for third level students, tailored to complement various courses such as history, museology, architecture, and archaeology.

Discover our range of curriculum-linked offerings for primary and post-primary levels, as well as our third level experiences below.

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Primary Schools Programme

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  • Bespoke tours: EPIC Walking Tour, Medieval Museum, Bishop’s Palace, The Irish Museum of Time, Irish Silver Museum, King of the Vikings (suitable for ages 8+)
  • Experiences and workshops: History Heroes, Life in Viking Waterford, Life in Medieval Waterford, The Work of an Archaeologist, A Stitch in Time, Time Flies

For more information, including curriculum links, download our Primary Schools Education Programme

Or enquire now: email [email protected] or call 051-849675

Secondary Schools Programme

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  • Bespoke tours: EPIC Walking Tour, Medieval Museum, Bishop’s Palace, The Irish Museum of Time, Irish Silver Museum, King of the Vikings, The Irish Wake Museum (suitable for ages 14+)
  • Experiences and workshops: The Work of an Archaeologist, A Stitch in Time, Creating a Museum Exhibition, A Shard in Time, Time Flies

For more information, including curriculum links, download our Secondary Schools Education Programme

Or enquire now: email [email protected] or call 051-849675

Third Level Programme

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  • Bespoke tours: EPIC Walking Tour, Medieval Museum, Bishop’s Palace, The Irish Museum of Time, Irish Silver Museum, King of the Vikings, The Irish Wake Museum
  • Experiences: Curator Tours, Waterford’s Urban Underbelly, The Architecture of the Viking Triangle, Creating a Museum Exhibition

Areas of interest: history, museology, architecture, and archaeology

For more information download our Third Level Programme

Or enquire now: email [email protected] or call 051-849675

Useful information ahead of your visit

  • Free entry for teachers/leaders/educators
  • Tours, workshops and experiences tailored to various ages
  • Primary and post-primary offerings are curriculum-linked
  • Wheelchair accessible – lifts in Medieval Museum, Bishop’s Palace and Irish Museum of Time
  • Irish or French-speaking guides available

More information on parking, places to eat and gift shops can be found HERE.

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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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago

Don’t miss the Bishop’s Museum, Waterford

The Bishop’s Museum was unexpectedly comprehensive and thought-provoking. We expected to see beautiful vintage Waterford crystal and lovely furnishings, which we did, but the historical displays of Ireland’s role in WWI and Waterford’s role in the Easter Rising were most enlightening. Be sure to check out the excellent and detailed trench emplacement diorama honouring the men of the Irish and Ulster brigades. Not to be missed is the innovative 3-D video presentation dramatizing the history of Waterford crystal. Lovely, friendly, most accommodating ladies staff the museum which also has a pleasant tearoom for lunch too. On the only rainy day of our visit, the Bishop’s Museum was the perfect place to spend a couple of very worthwhile hours.

Anonymous

2 years ago

Iconic Viking stronghold

It was unfortunate that when we visited the exhibition of artefacts had been removed to a Dublin museum due to the restoration of the building. However, it did not detract from the historical significance of this building which is well recorded in guidebooks. Climbing the circular stone staircase up the three levels was well worth it.

Anonymous

1 year ago

Wide range of Irish silversmiths' craftsmanship through the ages

Display of Irish silver freely donated by Irish silver collectors. Excellent presentation with descriptions of each exhibit. The variety of exhibits and the craftsmanship of their makers is exceptional. Also, a video outlining important events in Irish history. The exhibits are sparklingly clean as they are housed in air-tight cases.

Anonymous

1 year ago

A Different Way to Learn About Viking Life!

After dragging my kids to several museums and hikes, I wanted to find something for them to do that was up their alley - and this TOTALLY was! My sons, ages 16, 9 and 9 all were completely absorbed in this unique activity. I wasn't sure what to expect but you just go into a recreated long house and after a short lesson, you put on a VR headset and watch a 30-minute program that teaches you about the Viking History of Ireland and it feels like you're actually living it! It was my first VR experience and I thought it was super well done! Highly recommended for history buffs, especially, or anyone that likes learning in an interactive way.

Anonymous

2 years ago

A unique experience in the heart of the Viking triangle

We accidentally stumbled upon this museum just before last admission. It was one of those happy accidents! We were astonished by this unique museum and its impressive collection of watches and clocks from all around the world and other artefacts. The museum staff was very kind and informative. If you might be hesitating, because you think it‘s a boring museum about clocks, don‘t. It‘s very modern and interestingly made. Even if you don‘t care about the history of the clocks, they are still nice to look at. Also suitable for small children. If you ever happen to be in Waterford, definitely visit this museum! You will find yourself in another world:)

Anonymous

1 year ago

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    Irish Wake Museum, Cathedral Square, Waterford, Ireland

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    Irish Silver Museum

    Irish Silver Museum, Cathedral Square, Waterford, Ireland

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    The Irish Museum of Time

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

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    Bishop’s Palace

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

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    Medieval Museum

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

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    King of the 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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