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Bishop's Palace

The Mall | Viking Triangle, Waterford, 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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“guided tour” (74 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Mall | Viking Triangle, Waterford, Ireland
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+353 76 110 2650
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Reviewed 6 days ago

On the first floor you get to meet Sean egan who is the master in graver who made the most beautiful piece of 9/11 in America and was Honour for by the newyork heroes that went to the towers that day plus he was asked...More

Thank Veronica O
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good afternoon Veronica Many thanks for coming to visit us in the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace and for taking the time to review your visit here on Tripadvisor, we really appreciate your comments and I will pass them on to all of the team here....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The bishops palace is open for you to wander about and explore but i would recommend the guided tour as there are so many different exhibits and interesting historical links. there is a lock of hair from someone very important historically--i wont ruin the surprise,...More

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

Good morning Fionnuala Many thanks for coming to visit us Fionnuala and delighted that you enjoyed it so much that you have given us this fantastic feedback, and didn't spoil it for others who might like to come and visit and see who's lock of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took in this visit as part of the Medieval Museum ticket I wasn't overly impressed. Guide was friendly but not great. Not my cuppa teaMore

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

Good afternoon KakTipperary Many thanks for your review, I'm sorry to hear that you were not impressed by your guided tour and that it would appear that it didn't live up to our usual high standards. I would love to hear from you directly regarding...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Across the street from the Waterford Showroom and Factory is a delightful place to have lunch and view the history of Waterford!! Also has works of other glass makers!! We only had a limited amount of time!! Could have spent more time!!More

Thank Dr Tim T
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Dr Tim Thank you for coming to visit us, even if it was only a quick visit! You'll have to come again all the way from Florida! The guided tour with our butler or housekeeper is the best way to see and hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting and nicely kept up. The tour guide made it all worthwhile with lots of little tidbits we wouldn't have heard otherwise.More

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

Good morning NP Many thanks for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace, we're delighted that you enjoyed it so much. We do hope you come visit us again, soon! Go raibh míle...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bishop's Palace was brought to life for me by an enthusiastic tour by Liam. When I say the Palace was brought to life, I should say that the exhibits were brought to life. Instead of the portraits being a portrait and a name (and...More

Thank Freewheeler214
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Freewheeler214 WOW, thank you for a wonderful review of your recent visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. All of our team are passionate about the palace from the front of house to our professional guides and I will certainly pass on your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum focuses more on the recent Irish history and Irish people in Waterford and was well displayed.More

Thank Deena63
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon Deena63 We're delighted that you came all the way from Australia to visit the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace! We thank you for you comments and I will pass them onto the team. You didn't mention whether you took the guided re-enactor led tour,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building is a good example of how the church lived always a way above the people they claimed to care about. This lovely building shows what can be achieved when you rise through the upper ranks of the church. Poor people keep giving your...More

Thank gordon35au
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon gordon35au Many thanks for your recent visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace, we appreciate you taking the time to visit and for giving us your wonderful review of your tour. We look forward to you r next visit. Go raibh míle maith...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This location provides a sampling of Waterford history and artifacts from 1700. We took the guided tour which provides many stories behind the artifacts. The story behind the painting of Thomas Francis Meagher inspired me to read up on his compelling life storyMore

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

Good morning emkute Thank you very much for your very kind words and we're delighted that our story behind the painting of Thomas Francis Meagher inspired you to research more about his life. We look forward to your next visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We love history. But we love some history more than other history. The Bishop's Museum has great exhibitions pertaining to the Irish Revolutionary Period, and lots of crystal, porcelain, and silver. To my taste, there just wasn't enough 'Bishop' in the Bishop's Palace, especially following...More

Thank eiwin64
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Good morning eiwin64 Many thanks for your wonderful review of your visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace, which hosts the Georgian history of Waterford city. You didn't mention if you took the guided tour or wandered around by yourself. Our guides usually take you...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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