Medieval Museum

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The Medieval Museum tells the story of life in Historic Waterford City and incorporates several preserved medieval structures within its walls, not least the beautiful 13th century Chorister’s Hall. Waterford city centre was excavated between 1986 and 1992 and all the unique discoveries were housed in The Museum for everyone to see.  The Museum was opened to the public on Friday 24th August 2012. Among the exhibits on display are the 4m-long Great Charter Roll dating from 1372, which was viewed by Queen Elizabeth II during her historic visit to Ireland, and the 15th century cloth-of-gold vestments one of Ireland’s finest late medieval treasures. The Dalmatic vestment is one of the most important pieces from the set of Waterford vestments on display at the new Medieval Museum, Cathedral Square. The amazing Chorister’s Hall survives from the medieval period and is one of the centrepieces of the new Medieval Museum. A wonderful depiction of King Edward III of England fully armoured and on horseback, can be seen at the museum. From preserved vestments to art, the collection is extensive. One of the more remarkable finds in the Museum is a hat belonging to King Henry VIII which was a gift to the Mayor of Waterford William Wyse in 1536.Open 7 days per week, year round Monday to Friday 9.15am to 6pm (5pm September to May) Saturday 9.30am to 6pm (10am to 5pm September to May) Sundays and Bank Holidays 11am to 6pm (5pm September to May) Adult: €7 Seniors/Students €6 Children under 14 are free with fee paying adults.  Family : €14 (2 adults & 2 children under 14) Group rate over 10 people available.

Address

Cathedral Square, Waterford

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Arts & Culture | Family Friendly | Heritage & History | History | Things to Do | Viking Waterford | Waterford City

The Medieval Museum tells the story of life in Historic Waterford City and incorporates several preserved medieval structures within its walls, not least the beautiful 13th century Chorister’s Hall. Waterford city centre was excavated between 1986 and 1992 and all the unique discoveries were housed in The Museum for everyone to see.  The Museum was opened to the public on Friday 24th August 2012. Among the exhibits on display are the 4m-long Great Charter Roll dating from 1372, which was viewed by Queen Elizabeth II during her historic visit to Ireland, and the 15th century cloth-of-gold vestments one of Ireland’s finest late medieval treasures. The Dalmatic vestment is one of the most important pieces from the set of Waterford vestments on display at the new Medieval Museum, Cathedral Square. The amazing Chorister’s Hall survives from the medieval period and is one of the centrepieces of the new Medieval Museum. A wonderful depiction of King Edward III of England fully armoured and on horseback, can be seen at the museum. From preserved vestments to art, the collection is extensive. One of the more remarkable finds in the Museum is a hat belonging to King Henry VIII which was a gift to the Mayor of Waterford William Wyse in 1536.Open 7 days per week, year round Monday to Friday 9.15am to 6pm (5pm September to May) Saturday 9.30am to 6pm (10am to 5pm September to May) Sundays and Bank Holidays 11am to 6pm (5pm September to May) Adult: €7 Seniors/Students €6 Children under 14 are free with fee paying adults.  Family : €14 (2 adults & 2 children under 14) Group rate over 10 people available.

Address

Cathedral Square, Waterford

Categories

Arts & Culture | Family Friendly | Heritage & History | History | Things to Do | Viking Waterford | Waterford City

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