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Waterford Museums

Waterford Museums

Waterford is blessed with an abundance of museums, castles and other locations of historical interest

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 enthralled and fascinated humans who fashioned it 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.


The Irish Museum of Time

The story of time – Ireland's first clock museum

We took a trip inside the newly opened – Irish Museum of Time in the Viking Triangle – The (Waterford Treasures) museum showcases 'the best of Irish technology going back to over 300 years – from the people responsible for inventing the groundbreaking, timekeeping instruments.It is the country's only horological museum and is now home to the oldest Irish longcase, table clocks and watches in the world. And the collection is not limited to Ireland – early European timepieces are also on display. This includes clocks and watches from Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Russia, England and as far away as Japan.

Posted by Waterford City Centre on Wednesday, July 14, 2021

This unique attraction encompasses the entire island of Ireland. Enabled by the donation of an extraordinary collection of museum-quality Irish clocks and watches, the new Irish Museum of the Science and Story of Time explores the story and the science of time.

Waterford Museum of Treasures

Three museums in the Viking Triangle The award winning Waterford Treasures Museums are situated in the heart of Ireland’s oldest city – Waterford. Three museums within a few paces of each other tell the 1100 year old story of Waterford from its foundation in 914 by Viking sea pirates. The massive stone fortress Reginald’s Tower houses Waterford’s Viking Treasures. Ireland’s only Medieval Museum showcases spectacular treasures from the Middle Ages. The elegant 1743 Bishop’s Palace is the home of the Treasures of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Waterford County Museum

This wonderful museum is located in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford and is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of the locality. The museum is operational largely through voluntary effort and relies on the generosity of the public – both financially, and in terms of the donation of artifacts.

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