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Bishop's Palace Museum: Admission Ticket

Waterford, South East Ireland, Ireland

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  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day

Overview

The Bishop’s Palace Museum houses a display of Waterford treasures from 1700 to the 20th Century, and gives visitors a wonderful insight into the history of what was, up until the 1750s, Ireland’s second city.

Waterford city boasts the finest collection of 18th Century architecture of any city in Ireland outside of Dublin. Its great legacy from this era includes elegant architecture, silverware and of course, fine glassmaking. This period of elegance began in Waterford in 1741 when the Anglo-German architect Richard Castles designed the wonderful Bishop’s Palace. Castles built the Palace with its front overlooking the town wall which he had reduced in height so that it formed part of the palace’s terraced garden. Today Richard Castles is celebrated as one of Ireland’s greatest architects having designed most of the great houses of Ireland including the seat of the Irish parliament, Leinster House in Dublin.

The Bishop’s Palace Museum reveals the story of Waterford from 1700 to the 1970s. Amongst the many items of national and international significance displayed at the museum is the only surviving Bonaparte 'mourning cross', which was one of 12 produced upon Napoleon Bonaparte’s death in 1821. The museum also holds the Penrose decanter, the oldest surviving piece of Waterford Crystal, which dates back to 1789.

The Bishop’s Palace offers a unique experience for visitors. The building contains a wealth of fascinating artefacts, period furniture, beautiful fireplaces and a collection of rare and important paintings. An entire floor of the building is dedicated to historic stories specific to Waterford such as Ballybricken’s pig markets, Waterford’s Home Rule story, the First World War in Waterford, the War of Independence in Waterford, childhood and household living in Waterford.

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Includes:
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Bishop's Palace
Excludes:
  • Gratuities
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 35 people per booking

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Bishop's Palace
Departure Time:
Monday to Friday
9.15am to 6pm (5pm Sept. to May)
Saturday
9.30am to 6pm (10am to 5pm Sept. to May)
Sundays and Bank Holidays
11am to 6pm (5pm Sept. to May)
Last Admission
5.20 pm (4.20pm Sept. to May)
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