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Knock Museum

Knock Eire, Ireland
+353 94 937 5034
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Good audio guide

Museum provides background to the events at Knock and the audio guide was very interesting. Cafe... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile

I think it would be easy to visit the Fatima Shrine and miss the museum which is a several hundred... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Knock Museum captures the unique and compelling story of the Knock Apparition of 1879 and tells of the fifteen ordinary people who witnessed this extraordinary event. Visitors can read original hand-written letters by people cured at Knock and listen to pilgrims sharing stories and memories of Knock. The Apparition is also set in the context of life at that time, from living in the thatched house to working in the forge. At Knock Museum, visitors can read through the amazing stories of ordinary pilgrims in the 'Diary of Cures', a collection of original letters written to Archdeacon Cavanagh in the first year after the Apparition. Visitors are invited to step back in time to 1879, the year of the Apparition and explore what life at this time. Knock Shrine has a rich and fascinating history and has been shaped by a number of remarkable people. At Knock Museum, you can share in the experiences of the millions of pilgrims that have visited here through the years and learn of the ordinary people who witnessed the Apparition, an event that changed their lives and the village of Knock forever.
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  • Average13%
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  • Terrible1%
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Knock Eire, Ireland
+353 94 937 5034
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Museum provides background to the events at Knock and the audio guide was very interesting. Cafe and shop attached too

Thank RoL2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think it would be easy to visit the Fatima Shrine and miss the museum which is a several hundred yards away from the main shrine. There was plenty of photos of people as they used to dress. ploughs, farming implements etc. It was a...More

1  Thank Dannydal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lad in the museum had a very good knowledge of local pubs and where to go for a good sesh with the lads.

Thank Ronan C
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The restaurant is within the complex of the Museum and there are queues usually for lunch during the months May to September. However, the queue moves fairly quickly. Variety of food from all day breakfast, Panini's, wraps, salads and hot lunches. I would opt for...More

Thank _teachnaleachtai
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This was a great tour after the magnificent churches and the grounds are well maintained the history and all the Museum is well worth the trip.. Enjoy your day.

1  Thank Anna N
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I have visited Knock museum many times and always enjoy this lovely laid back trip down memory lane. My visit recently, wasn't specifically to visit the museum, but I had been hearing great reviews about it's restaurant and wanted to see if it was really...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great little museum of local history and the history of Knock shrine and how it came to be! Small gift shop too.

Thank BrenandJo
Reviewed 25 February 2017

A wonderful collection of items from long ago. It also has a gift shop. There is also the story of the Apparition and the visionaries . Well worth a visit. I loved it and hope to visit again this year..

1  Thank maureenTullamore
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is an excellent museum located at the far end of the grounds of Knock Shrine. It is very well laid out and has a mix of history of the area at the time of the Apparition and since then including the development of Knock...More

1  Thank Redsionnach
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Same exhibits unless the ones on temporary loan by travelling community were on longer term view,i understand the significance and reason for the items on exhibit but for me same old same old

Thank Aoife M
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Hi I am planning to vis it Knock. Is there any bus from Knock airport to Knock or you need to take a taxi?
20 November 2016|
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Response from mal9563 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes there is a bus from the airport to knock it then continues to claremorris.
Darth R
Is the museum about the history of the town or just the shrine and can you get flights from Edinburgh from knock
11 November 2016|
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Response from ramsbottom936 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Flybe do flights from Edinburgh to Knock but if it's for next year the flights available at the moment are only from Jan-March 2017. I have been using Flybe (Manchester-Knock) for the past 4-5 years and they have been... More