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The Irish Museum of Time
Waterford City, Co. Waterford
Family friendly
Paid car parking
Rainy days
The Irish Museum of Time in Greyfriars Church, Waterford City, is Ireland's only Horological Museum featuring some of the oldest Irish longcase, table clocks and watches in the world. See pieces from America, Germany, Russia, Japan and Australia. The museum tells the fascinating story of 5,000 years of timekeeping history.

Ireland’s National Horological Museum, The Irish Museum of Time, is located on Greyfriars Street in the heart of Waterford’s Viking Triangle. This refurbished gothic style church is home to one of the finest collections of Irish timepieces in the world.

It features some of the oldest Irish made grandfather clocks, table clocks and watches. See the incredible skills of the virtuoso craftsmen who, since the seventeenth century, created timepieces of remarkable beauty and technological genius.

Don't miss the interactive display of 60 pocket watches from all over Ireland and 10 Irish longcase clocks dating from 1685-1938. The collection on display is not only limited to Ireland as there are also some early European timepieces with some dating back to the mid sixteenth century.

Why we like it
  • Visit Ireland’s only Horological Museum with the largest collection of Irish clocks and watches in Ireland.
  • Learn all about the fascinating history of timekeeping.
  • See some of the oldest Irish made grandfather clocks, table clocks and watches in the world.
Tips from locals

Visit The Clock Tower on Meagher's Quay, Coal Quay. It is a freestanding single bay, two stage Gothic revival clock tower erected in 1863.

Contact details
Greyfriar'S, Waterford, X91 CF95, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 hour to 1.5 hours here.

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