Bishop's Palace, Waterford

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Architectural Building · History Museum
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A fine example of 18th-century architecture and the visionary work of Richard Castles, Bishop's Palace features a museum depicting the history of Waterford. Richard Castles designed several famous homes and buildings throughout Ireland, including the Leinster House in Dublin. Visit this elegant Georgian palace, view its beautiful terraced gardens, and walk through its museum, which was added to the site in 2011 and holds art and artifacts from the 1700s to 1970. Take a tour of the grounds from guides wearing traditional regional costumes for an engaging inside look at Waterford history. Work out when and for how long to visit Bishop's Palace and other Waterford attractions using our handy Waterford trip maker site.
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  • Excellent tour provided by well informed guide. Tour included a video 3D presentation of the history of the palace. Entrance fee required,well worth a visit ! 
    Excellent tour provided by well informed guide. Tour included a video 3D presentation of the history of the palace. Entrance fee required,well worth a visit !  more »
  • Delightful example of how a small museum can punch way above its weight. Thought I had finished exploring it & then found a whole level of fascinating rooms that skillfully linked national historic... 
    Delightful example of how a small museum can punch way above its weight. Thought I had finished exploring it & then found a whole level of fascinating rooms that skillfully linked national historic...  more »
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  • This was such a fun museum! Before the guided tour started, I was able to watch a master glass etcher! Was really great to see. Then the tour started and it was very very fun. I had no idea it would be done by a person in character! I smiled so much once I realized that. Had a great time listening to her and what I was seeing.
  • Very ornate building that is well worth a visit, plus some very interesting exhibits. The 3d story of the history was excellent also. Would love to have had a tour guide to bring some of the artefacts to life.

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