Freedom of Waterford Experience

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Freedom of Waterford Experience

Freedom of Waterford Experience

The Viking Triangle is 1000 years of history in 1000 paces. You can explore it all and immerse yourself in Waterford's history with the Freedom of Waterford ticket which grants you access to all of the below attractions. The ticket is available from any of these museums or is included in the hotel's Freedom of Waterford package.

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Bishop's Palace

This magnificent Georgian residence in a must-see attraction. Experience authentic 18th-century living in this beautiful Georgian building. Don't miss the oldest surviving piece of Waterford Crystal in the world dating back to 1789, and theNepoleon Mourning Cross; the only one to survive out of the original 12 that were made following his death. Take the multi-media handheld guide or enjoy a family friendly tour with a costumed performer.

Medieval Museum

Situated between Cathedral Square and Bishop's Palace, this museum is a tribute to Medieval Waterford and lift in the city during the period. It is Ireland's only purpose-built medieval museum and the only building in the country to incorporate two medieval chambers; the 13th-century Chorister's Hall and the 15th-century Mayor's Wine Vault. Don't miss the stunning Heavens' Embroidered Cloths, Waterford's cloth-of-gold 15th-century vestments. 

Epic Walking Tour 

The only tour in Ireland that gives you access to six national monuments. The larger-than-life tour guide takes you on a 450minute journey through the streets and buildings that depicts 1100 years of Waterford's rich history from the Vikings to the Victorians. Indulge your inner actor as you might get to be Strongbow or Aoife and get married or Thomas Francis Meagher and fly the Irish flag for the first time in Ireland.

Irish Musuem of Time

The Irish Museum of Time features the oldest Irish-made grandfasther clocks, table clocks and watches in the world along with timepieces from around the world dating back to the 16th-century. This refurbished gothic-style church is a fitting home for what is beyond doubt the finest collection of Irish timepieces in the world. 

Irish Silver Museum

Since the Viking period in Ireland, silver has been a most prized metal and a means of exchange. One of the seven precious metals of antiquity, silver has long enthrealled and fascinated humans who fashioned in into beautiful and useful objects. Some of these objects in the museum feature the names and arms of their owners or unusual decorations and features - but all of them tell a story. 

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