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Bishop's Palace (Waterford Museum of Treasures)

Bishop's Palace (Waterford Museum of Treasures)
Viking Triangle,
Waterford City,
Co. Waterford
Phone: +353 51 849-650

Local Information: Waterford City, Co. Waterford

About Bishop's Palace (Waterford Museum of Treasures)

The Bishop’s Palace built in 1743, takes you from the 1690s to 1960s.   

The first floor is laid out as a historic house; featuring 18th century furniture, silverware and glass. 

Our character guides:  Lady Este, the Bishop's wife, Mrs. Rickards, the indomitable housekeeper and Mr. Whatwhy will take your students through 200 years of history in an entertaining and lively fun filled tour.

Highlights include:

  • The Penrose decanter, dating from 1789, the earliest piece of Waterford Glass in existence.
  • The largest display of historic Waterford Glass in the world.
  • The only surviving jet mourning cross commissioned on the death of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • The memorabilia of Irish revolutionary and American Civil War hero Thomas Francis Meagher, including the last letter he wrote before his deportation to Australia in 1849.

Bishop's Palace (Waterford Museum of Treasures) Map

Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Bishop's Palace (Waterford Museum of Treasures) for directions and precise location prior to your visit.

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