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What to see in Waterford City

One Day Tour

Medieval Museum
Treasures of Medieval Waterford

This stunning new musuem which brings to life Waterford’s fascinating history in enjoyable and imaginative actor led tours.As  part of the complex, the medieval vaulted 13th century Chorister’s Hall survives and is the centrepiece of the new museum. Don't miss: the Great Charter Roll which was view by Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to Ireland, and the cloth-of-gold vestments which were hidden from Cromwells army and only rediscovered when the cathedral was rebuilt in the 1780s.edieval Museum is open to visitors as follows:

Average length of visit is approx. 1 hour.

June - August: Monday - Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm. Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11 am to 6 pm.
September - May: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5   pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11 am to 5 pm.Medieval Museum

Admission Fees
Adult : €7.00
Seniors : €6.00
Student : €6.00
Children under 14 are free with familys
School groups €2.00 per child (teachers and helpers go free)
Family : €14.00 (2 adults & 2 children under 14)
Group rate over 8 people : €4.00 pp.
Guided Tours are available.

Bishop's Palace
Treasures of Georgian Waterford

Bishop's Palace Waterford

The newly restored Bishop's Palace charts the history of Waterford from 1700 to 1970 and gives a wonderful insight into the history of   what was up to the  1750s, Ireland’s second city. Waterford city boasts the finest collection of 18th century architecture of any city in Ireland outside of Dublin and its great legacy from  the period is its elegant silverware and, of course, fine glassmaking.  Visitors to the Bishop’s Palace will see the oldest piece of Waterford Crystal in the world - a decanter made in the 1780’s.

June - August: Monday - Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm. Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11 am to 6 pm.
September - May: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11 am to 5 pm.

Average length of visit is approx. 1 hour.

Admission Fees
Adult : €7.00
Seniors : €6.00
Student : €6.00
Children under 14 are free with familys
School groups €2.00 euro per child (teachers and helpers go free)

Family : €14.00 (2 adults & 2 children under 14)
Group rate over 8 people : €4.00 pp.
Guided Tours are available.

House of Waterford Crystal

Waterford CrystalThe new House of Waterford Crystal, comprises an actual living and breathing crystal factory tour, fascinating visitor centre and opulent retail store housing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world. Take a guided factory tour,  giving you first hand access to all areas of traditional crystal production.

Reginald’s Tower
Treasures of Viking Waterford
Reginalds Tower

Reginald’s Tower is the oldest civic urban building in Ireland and is one of the most remarkable Viking buildings still in existence in Ireland. The present structure was built on the site of the original Viking fort named after Regnall who founded the City  in 914. During its lifetime it has been used as a royal court, mint and prison.



Christ Church Cathedral

Christ's Church

The Cathedral of The Holy Trinity, Christ Church Cathedral has been a constant presence in Waterford, in one form or another, since the 11th century. Built on a site of Christian worship which dates back to 1050 and probably before, the building is steeped in  history. The only neo - classical Georgian Cathedral in Ireland, it is an important part of the Church of Ireland, and is considered to be of enormous architectural importance. The Cathedral, in addition to continuing as a place of Christian worship, is now used  as a venue for concerts, recitals and exhibitions adding to the cultural life of Waterford.

Kite Design Studios

Kite Design Centre Waterford

A unique visitor attraction, with on-site designers and craftspeople working in situ, selling high-end craft and art.  At Kite Design Studios, a visitor can see: traditional copperwheel engraving techniques by Sean Egan Art Glass, Bonzie working on their range of “achingly” romantic clothing and accessories, Stradbally Jewellery designing jewellery inspired by their surroundings, Fine Art Printmaker Anne Mc Donnell working on her limited edition etchings, and Irish Handmade Glass blowing and cutting unique glass pieces.  Well worth a visit!

Theatre Royal

 Theatre Royal Waterford

Located on the historic Mall, the Theatre Royal is one of the finest 19th Century theatres in the world. While its architectural charm has been preserved, its programme is broad based and contemporary and includes drama, musical theatre, comedy, dance and music. The Theatre houses part of the City’s art collection.

Theatre Royal Waterford Interior
If after your full day of sight seeing, you want to experience the night life, check out our ‘Wine & Dine’ Section which along with a guide to places to eat out has information on traditional and modern music, pubs, night clubs and other evening entertainment.

Suir River Cruises

Suir River Cruises offers daily trips on the River Suir from the Neptune Marina behind the Marina Hotel, Canada St., Waterford at 3pm and 6pm.  These trips must be pre-booked as numbers are obviously limited.  Trips last for 1 or 2 hour durations.  Trips at other times can be arranged for groups of 4 or more persons.

River Suir Cruises Waterford

This is a wonderful way to see the sights of Waterford such as Reginalds Tower , Clock Tower , Granville Hotel , Rice Bridge , Red Bridge , Suir Bridge , Grannagh Castle , The Island , Cheekpoint , Passage East , and lots more.

1 hour cruise is €20 per person and 2 hour cruise is €30 per person
For further information contact Vincent on 087 2807563 or 051 833777

Two Day Tour

If you have succeeded in visiting all of the locations listed on the Discover Waterford City tourist map, then there is still plenty to see in the City before heading out into the surrounding areas.

Edmund Rice Centre WaterfordThe Edmund Rice Heritage Centre opened in 2008 and is an interactive visitor centre which gives you the opportunity to live the Edmund Rice Story and become immersed in 18th Century Waterford through audio visual and multimedia creations. The centre at Mount Sion is a prime heritage centre of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers   Congregations and is the final resting place of Blessed Edmund Rice.

Sean Egan Glass WaterfordSean Egan Art Glass
was founded by a former master engraver with Waterford Crystal and is based in the Waterford Museum of Treasures. Sean is striving to keep the age old skill of copper wheel engraving on crystal alive in Waterford and Ireland. All pieces are designed and hand engraved by Sean meaning no two pieces are exactly the  same.  Sean can be seen at work creating his unique depictions of nature, particularly marine life and wild life, landscapes and historical monuments. Visit Sean's at Kite Design Studios on Henrietta Street in the Viking Triangle.

Art Exhibitions

Greyfriars Municapal Gallery WaterfordGreyfriars Municipal Art Gallery is housed in a former Methodist Church which was built in 1835 and is now the permanent home for the Municipal Art    Collection with over 200 paintings by Irish and  International artists, including pieces from renowned Irish artists such as Jack B Yeats, Paul Henry,  Charles Lamb and Louis Le Brocquy. Greyfriars also hosts a number of national and international temporary exhibitions.

Soma Art Gallery
SOMA Contemporary Art Box is Waterford City’s newest space for new exciting art.  Conceived and run by artists, the space is a place for people to congregate, show and see new and upcoming artists  and their work.

Theatre Royal Art Gallery Waterford
The Theatre Royal houses a large selection of beautiful  and extraordinary artworks from the Waterford Municipal Art Collection which is now on semi-permanent display in the public areas of the newly restored Theatre Royal.  Artists represented include Sir Jacob Epstein, George Campbell, Evie Hone, Harry Kernoff, and Sean Keating.

Garter Lane Art Space Waterford

Garter Lane hosts a number of temporary exhibits throughout the  year created by artists which is reflective of contemporary art practices.


Pauline Bewick

 Since November 2006, Waterford Institute Of Technology has been the permanent host to Pauline Bewick’s Waterford Collection of paintings, sculptures, tapestries, sketches and wall hangings from her renowned Seven Ages Collection.  This eclectic exhibition consists of 240 pieces of art and is housed in the Walton ICT Building on WIT’s Cork Road Campus.


Library Waterford CityIndex Gallery, Central Library Lady Lane aims to support the arts and artists in the City by offering a new exhibition space.  The Index Gallery space is situated in the foyer of Central Library and already has hosted  exhibitions from a wide range of artists including Pat McArdle, Ali Razza, Tom Mullane and Conrado Velasco.