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Bishop's Palace

The Mall | Viking Triangle, Waterford X91 E279, Ireland
+353 76 110 2650
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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. 'The Mall is a beautiful walk, about 200 yards long… facing it stands the Bishop’s Palace, which not only adds a considerable beauty ... the Palace is a fine building of hewn stone, with two fronts, that next to the Mall is beautifully ornamented with a handsome portico.' (Charles Smith’s History, 1746)' This exquisite architectural jewel, now a museum, continues to delight over 250 years later, the ground and first floors furnished as a very elegant 18th century townhouse. The top floor brings 'old' Waterford alive from the 1900's to the 1960's.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Mall | Viking Triangle, Waterford X91 E279, Ireland
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+353 76 110 2650
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"medieval museum"
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"guided tour"
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"beautiful building"
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"well worth a visit"
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"top floor"
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"waterford crystal"
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"combined ticket"
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"local history"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"on display"
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"viking triangle"
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"great tour"
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"reginald's tower"
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"waterford city"
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the palace at the end of our tour of the Viking Triangle. The whole city is so intricately tied together that you do not want to miss any of the attractions. In the palace is the Penrose decanter, the oldest surviving piece of...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded today

Good afternoon srile72, Thank you for taking the time to visit and review the beautiful Bishop's Palace Museum. We appreciate your feedback. The painting you've mentioned is 'View of Waterford' by Willem van der Hagen. As you've said this superb large canvas is the first...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Jack B brought us to this site which is a very beautiful, if not stark, Georgian building that was built in 1741, Inside are artifacts which describe the history of Waterford from 1880 on. Included is the oldest piece of waterford crystal in the world....More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon jer b, Thank you for taking the time to visit and review the beautiful Bishop's Palace Museum. We appreciate your feedback. There are many highlights to this wonderful building, the Bishop’s Palace houses a display of Waterford treasures from 1700 to the 20th...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic tour, led by the very informative and engaging Blanaid. Very thorough history of the Palace and its occupants, placing the history within the wider historical and social context of Waterford, and including interesting points of note throughout. Not to be missed!More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon shonashona345, Thank you for your fantastic review of the beautiful Bishop's Palace Museum! I will pass on your sentiments to Blanaid - she is certainly a wonderful guide and a treasure trove of knowledge! We look forward to welcoming you back soon, Go...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited together with the medieval museum. The guided tour brings you back to 19th century life and offers an interesting insight into the life of the people back then. In the museum there's the oldest surviving piece of Waterford crystal as well as other nice...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon gtm_2015j, What a lovely review and I am absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace Museum. The museum reveals the story of Waterford from 1700 to the 1970s and is the perfect way to spend a few...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a tour around The Viking Triangle with Richie that started and ended here. There’s so much interesting & significant history. Richie was super friendly and really made this experience a lot of fun. There is also cute a cafe here. The food &...More

Thank Brittany J
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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon Brittany J, Thank you for your great review of the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. We are thrilled that you had such an enjoyable visit and that you had a good meal at the café. I have passed on your comments to Richie too...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Bishop's Palace on a Thursday afternoon in January. Friendly tour guide dressed in period costume. She explained the history of the building and of Waterford. guided me through the downstairs and second floor. Plenty of period furniture. Among their collection is a early...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon parkschris, Thank you for your feedback on your visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace earlier this year. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. It's great that you availed of the guided tour with the costumed re-enacter. This is by far...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve rarely come across a museum as interesting, as full of information, as brilliantly organised, and as thoughtfully illustrated as this one. It gives a fascinating account, through pictures and information panels, of the last few hundred years of the history of Waterford. The staff...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon V8433QMJohnB, Wow, thank you for your amazing feedback on the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace - we are thrilled that you were so pleased with your visit! I will pass on your very kind comments to all the staff at the museum. We look...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see unique pieces and relevant stories. Friendly and helpful staff. Provided a waterproof bag for our purchases. Got two beautiful hand cut glasses.More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon fergus60, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience. We will pass on your comments to the staff as well as to Sean - he certainly is a wonderful talent! We hope to welcome you...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I have been here a couple of times, very interesting history & the building is worth looking at. Take your time as there is a lot to see. The upstairs floor is a real treat & flash back to the 50's & on. I do...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon IRL48, Thank you very much for your kind review, we love to hear that our visitors enjoy their time with at the Bishop's Palace. Our guided tour, by our professional guides, really give you a great insight into what life was like in...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Took my grandchild to Waterford during the Easter holidays for the Viking Festival. What a beautiful city, full of history and interesting places to visit. The highlight was the Bishops Palace where we took part in a guided tour. It was fascinating from start to...More

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Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Good afternoon GerP77, Many thanks for taking the time to visit Ireland's oldest city, Waterford, and to stop by the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. The entry fee to the beautiful Georgian Bishop’s Palace includes the guided tour with our butler Mr What Why or the...More

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Chester B
24 February 2017|
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Response from Waterford_Treasures | Property representative |
Good morning, the guided tour takes about 45 minutes to an hour and then you can wander around the very top floor at your leisure, so you make it as long as you wish! Even if you wish to go back over what the guide has shown... More
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Orlab562
9 August 2015|
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Response from Waterford_Treasures | Property representative |
Good morning Orlab562, the guided tours of the Bishop's Palace are given on the hour every day in the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. Our opening house from this month are 9.15am to 5.00pm Mon. to Fri., 10am to 5.00pm... More
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