Located on The Mall, overlooking the historic district of the Viking Triangle in Waterford City, visitors to the globally renowned House of Waterford Crystal learn the history and stories behind one of Ireland’s most iconic brands. The factory tour showcases all stages in the creation of this fine crystal including crystal blowing and mould making, quality inspection and finishing, crystal cutting, sculpting and engraving. Visitors can engage with the people behind the craft and see what their daily work entails as they create crystal before your very eyes.
After the tour, prepare to be dazzled by the pieces of crystal on show within the largest display of Waterford Crystal in the world. Browse the complete range of Waterford products and see the showcase of Waterford’s prestigious world sporting trophies.
Stop by The Crystal Café for hot beverages and a delicious dining menu. The Crystal Café also offers an indulgent afternoon tea experience.
Visitors can book their factory experience tickets online. Open tickets, pre booked tours and private tours are also available.
- Take a factory tour and hear from the expert guides.
- Speak with the highly-skilled craftspeople.
- Watch glassblowers as they create crystal masterpieces.
- Enjoy a coffee at the charming Crystal Café.
Look out for the special wooden moulds used by the glassblowers to shape the molten crystal. Waterford Crystal is one of the few companies in the world which still practises the ancient craft of mould making.