THE ONLY MUSEUM IN EUROPE BUILT UPON NATIONAL MONUMENTS
Waterford's Medieval Museum is a tribute to Medieval Waterford and life in the city during that period. Housed in a modern museum building, it is the only museum in Europe built upon and protecting National monuments - the 13th century Choristers' Hall and the 15th century Mayor's Wine Vault.
It forms part of Waterford Viking Triangle (3 museums* in close proximity) and is one of the city's top attractions.
Among the great treasures of international importance on display is the 4 metre long Great Charter Roll dated to 1373 (viewed by Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Ireland in 2011) and the unique 15th century cloth of gold vestments which were lost for hundreds of years after they were hidden from Cromwell's army. They are the only set to survive in Northern Europe. Also worth watching out for is 'The Cap of Maintenance' which is the only piece of King Henry VIII's clothing to survive.
Take the multimedia handheld guide or enjoy a family-friendly tour with a costumed re-enactor who will guide you through this remarkable collection of historic and architectural treasures.
Coming into Waterford City as you cross the bridge over the River Suir, turn left onto the quay and proceed all the quay till you come to the traffic lights at Reginald's Tower. Proceed through the traffic lights and you will see the House of Waterford Crystal on your left hand side, the Medieval Museum is on the opposite side of the road behind the Theatre Royal. There is public and coach parking available behind the House of Waterford Crystal.