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Bishop's Palace

The Mall | Viking Triangle, Waterford, Ireland
+353 76 110 2650
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The Bishop’s Palace Museum houses a display of Waterford treasures from 1700 to the 20th Century, and gives visitors a wonderful insight into the history of what was, up until the 1750s, Ireland’s second city. 'The Mall is a beautiful walk, about 200 yards long… facing it stands the Bishop’s Palace, which not only adds a considerable beauty ... the Palace is a fine building of hewn stone, with two fronts, that next to the Mall is beautifully ornamented with a handsome portico.' (Charles Smith’s History, 1746)' This exquisite architectural jewel, now a museum, continues to delight over 250 years later, the ground and first floors furnished as a very elegant 18th century townhouse. The top floor brings 'old' Waterford alive from the 1900's to the 1960's.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Mall | Viking Triangle, Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bishops Palace is a lovely place to visit and remind you of how royalty lived back then. Lots of great stories, artifacts and history.More

Thank casey s
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon Casey S I'm delighted that enjoyed your visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace Museum. The Museum reveals the story of Waterford from 1700 to the 1970s and it's the perfect way to spend a few hours. Thank you very much for your...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Bishop's Palace certainly warrants a visit when roaming around the Viking Triangle. A smaller museum that covers Waterford life into the twentieth century. Excellent food service on the ground floor!More

Thank JourneyImaged
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon JourneyImaged Thank you very much JourneyImaged for your wonderful review on your recent visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace, which was designed by the Anglo-German architect Richard Castles in 1741. The Bishop's Palace is certainly an interesting building which houses a display...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and enjoyable tour with a great guide. Amazing restaurant. Will definitely be recommending.More

Thank Marie T
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon Marie T Thank you so much for your kind review of the Bishop's Palace. The guided tour is definitely the best way to view all the museum has to offer and hear about the times gone by. We are thrilled that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our hotel suggested that we visit this museum and we are so glad we did. The person on reception explained the lay out to us and this ranged from two very old floors below ground and two more modern ones above. These show the history...More

Thank Christine S
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon Christine s Many thanks for visiting the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace and we appreciate you taking the time to write this wonderful review. I'm thrilled to hear you that enjoyed your time with us, the combined ticket with the Medieval Museum is a...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Bishop's Palace is worth a visit as a more modern time period is covered than normally seen. Be sure to follow the signs as the flow is different between the 1st and 2nd floors. I found myself going back in time on the second...More

Thank Roarin88
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon Roarin88 Thank you for your recommendation and for paying us a visit here at the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace Museum. The Museum reveals the story of Waterford from 1700 right up to modern times. The lower floors of the museum focuses exclusively on...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great food with a great view.Beautiful setting and a historical element included. Well worth a visit.More

Thank Rachelredwood
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon Rachelredwood We are glad that you enjoyed your experience at the Bishop's Palace Café. Located on the ground floor of the Bishop's Palace museum, which was built in 1741, provides a wonderful atmosphere and as you mentioned, a historical element. Thank you very...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. We had a lovely lady guide who was very informative. Well worth a visit. There is a lovely coffe shop in the building they also do a nice lunch.More

Thank mcevoyaudrey
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon mcevoyaudrey Many thanks for taking the time to come and visit us here in the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace and also the Bishop's Palace Café, we really appreciate your business. It's great to get such wonderful feedback about your visit and that you...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Spent 4 hours here and it was great, fantastic local museum on here top floor and we did the tour of the Bishops Palace which was really informative and enjoyable, it was €10 for the bishops palace and the museum next door so great value...More

Thank Ann L
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning Ann L What a great review, thank you! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your recent visit to the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. The Palace is certainly a fantastic building to spend a few hours exploring as there is a lot see. The...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

An interesting tour given by a friendly tour guide with some very interesting nuggets of information, worth a look, . There is a glass cutter in residence giving demonstrations ( ex Waterford Glass crafsman), who has some beautiful pieces on display and for sale.More

Thank Carolyn O
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning Carolyn O Thank you for taking the time to visit the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace and also for taking the time to give us such positive feedback, it's great to get it! I'm delighted that you enjoyed your guided tour, it's definitely the...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

The receptionist was very confused about when tours were being offered at Bishops Palace and the Medieval Museum next door so we decided to self tour the building. We did catch up to a tour while making our way around. The Palace provides a good...More

Thank GolferKen
Waterford_Treasures, Public Relations Manager at Bishop's Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon GolferKen, Thank you for visiting the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace and for giving your wonderful recommendation. Sorry to hear that there was some confusion about when tours are being offered as generally they are on the hour, every hour. There may have been...More

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Chester B
24 February 2017|
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Response from Waterford_Treasures | Property representative |
Good morning, the guided tour takes about 45 minutes to an hour and then you can wander around the very top floor at your leisure, so you make it as long as you wish! Even if you wish to go back over what the guide has shown... More
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Orlab562
9 August 2015|
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Response from Waterford_Treasures | Property representative |
Good morning Orlab562, the guided tours of the Bishop's Palace are given on the hour every day in the beautiful Georgian Bishop's Palace. Our opening house from this month are 9.15am to 5.00pm Mon. to Fri., 10am to 5.00pm... More
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