Since the Viking period in Ireland, silver has been a most prized metal and a means of exchange. Step into the opulence of Ireland's past at the Irish Silver Museum in Waterford City and see the story of the country told through the medium of this precious metal. One of the seven precious metals of antiquity, silver has long enthralled and fascinated humans.
Some of these objects in the museum feature the names and arms of their owners or unusual decorations and features. All of them tell a story.
The Irish Silver Museum is part of the Waterford Treasures and the Viking Triangle. You can purchase a Freedom of Waterford ticket that includes the five museums and a guided tour.
- A fascinating addition to the Viking Triangle group of museums with artefacts dating back to Viking times and earlier.
- Rare pieces by female silversmiths of the 18th century are featured.
- The arms, swords, brooches, military medals, coins and ornate serving pieces each have a story to tell.
The Waterford Tourist Information Centre is only a two minute walk from here. Pop in for some more local tips and knowledge.