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The Bishop’s Palace Museum
Waterford City Co. Waterford
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Visit the Bishop’s Palace Museum and view its fine display of Waterford treasures. Enjoy a wonderful insight into the history of what was, up until the 1750s, Ireland’s second city.

Discover the Bishop’s Palace Museum in Waterford City. Experience life in the 18th century in this fun museum and take a family-friendly tour with costumed guides who remain enthusiastically in character throughout.

Check out the intriguing artefacts, well-preserved period furniture, beautiful fireplaces and a collection of rare paintings. Explore the special floor of the museum dedicated to extraordinary stories specific to Waterford like the Ballybricken’s pig markets, Waterford’s Home Rule history and historical tales of households in the city.

See the Penrose Glass Decanter, the oldest surviving piece of Waterford Crystal, which dates back to 1789 and admire unique treasures, such as the only surviving Bonaparte 'mourning cross' (one of 12 produced upon Napoleon Bonaparte’s death in 1821).