“Remarkable collection of 18th century Irish furniture, glass, silver and paintings”

Bishop's Palace, a beautiful Georgian building was built in 1743 by the renowned Anglo-Indian architect Richard Castle. It is situated at the heart of the Viking Triangle Waterford and opposite to the House of Waterford Crystal. This museum of 18th, 19th and 20th century Waterford is a must-see destination.

With enchanting stories and remarkable insights, the re-enactor guides take you through the grand reception rooms that are furnished with the best of Irish 18th century furniture, paintings, silverware and glassware including the oldest piece of historic Waterford glass dating from the 1780’s. Also included is a lock of Napoleon’s hair and the only surviving mourning cross commissioned by the emperor’s mother to mark his death.

The highlight of the Bishop’s Palace exhibition is the view of Waterford by William van der Hagen 1736 Ireland’s oldest landscape painting.  Other interesting spots here include a display of memorabilia of Thomas Francis Meagher and café with sun terrace.


How to get there:

  • One minute walk from Bolton Street Car Park, Medieval Museum, Christ Church Cathedral and House of Waterford Crystal

You should know:

  • Open all year around seven days per week.
  • Guided tours with our professional tour guides will last about 45 minutes, do allow an hour in your schedule for your tour
  • Multimedia handheld guide in English, French, German also available
  • Wheelchair accessible; coach set down

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