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Medieval Mile Museum
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The Medieval Mile Museum Guided Tour
Ranked #2 of 81 things to do in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located on the 13th century site of St Mary's cruciform church and graveyard.As the starting point of the 'Medieval Mile' trail, it brings to life Kilkenny's history as Ireland's premier medieval city. Displays of Kilkenny's civic treasures and replicas of some of the High Crosses of Ossory illustrate the local Gaelic monastic heritage and and the ancient city's historic role in Ireland. There are a number of Guided tours throughout the day, or visitors can purchase an all-day self-guided tour pass. Audio Guides are available in 6 languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Mandarin). Child friendly versions are also available in each language. June 2018 saw the launch of the LEGO® mini figure Hunt, which sees 10 characters from Kilkenny's history hidden around the museum in the form of LEGO® mini figures! Kids are now introduced to the city's history through LEGO®.School tours, language schools and third level, please see our website for costings and booking information.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Beautiful displays and the gentleman who was collecting admission told great stories on the history of Kilkenny - fascinating!

Thank CDCFischer
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

You really cannot go to Kilkenny without stopping here. We dropped in to the museum to see what it was and (stupidly) assumed we were going to walk right back out, but Pat the tour guide instantly drew us in with his spellbinding storytelling. We were blown away by the history of Kilkenny! It was like hearing about a real-life, medieval edition of Scandal. You can’t make this stuff up. Make sure to ask for Pat (the tour guide) and support this new museum through the gift shop!

Thank Bailey D
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The beautifully restored chapel that stands there today is the product of centuries of rich history and the labour of a team of highly skilled and dedicated archeologists who sifted through the abandoned ruins of the old church.

I recommend paying the extra 1.5 euro for the handheld audio guides. Put aside 30minutes for this stop.

Thank TheBearMeyers
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Not open that long and we found this Museum very interesting indeed, giving the history of artefacts found on the site. Family history going back centuries. You can take a tour, or self-guide. The Museum is small enough not to get 'bored', tho the exhibitions and videos can keep you there for a few hours! The staff were friendly and willing to share their knowledge. Thank you All. ENJOY!

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Really learned a lot about the history of Kilkenny from the tour guide and the interesting displays. Very worthwhile to visit, loved reading some of the old letters they had on display and hearing the stories of what life was like so many years ago.

Thank MrsScooby1
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