Bishop's Palace, The Mall, Waterford City
The Bishop’s Palace in the heart of Waterford City, houses a veritable treasure trove of artefacts dating from the 18th century and covers the story of Waterford from 1700 to the 1970’s. It was designed by the Anglo-German architect Richard Cassles (Castles) who is one of Ireland’s most celebrated and beloved architect, having designed some of our most famous stately homes such as Powerscourt House in Wicklow and buildings such as the Rotunda Hospital and the seat of the Irish parliament, Leinster House both of which are in Dublin. The Palace was built in the 1740’s and successfully incorporated a 13th century wall in to the Georgian period design.
The interactive museum holds several important national and international treasures in her collection such as the oldest piece of Waterford Crystal (which dates from 1789) and the only surviving Bonaparte 'mourning cross' in the world – one of only twelve such crosses made upon Napoleon’s death in 1812.
Situated in Waterford’s Viking Triangle this museum is certainly worth a visit!
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