The Medieval Museum Waterford, Waterford City     2013

This stunning new museum brings Waterford’s fascinating history to life and is Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum. It is also the only building on the island to incorporate two medieval chambers: the 13th century Choristers’ Hall and the 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vault. The spectacular giant sculpture on the gable was inspired by a tiny 13th century belt mount found in the city. The museum contains The Great Charter Roll which was view by Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to Ireland and the cloth-of-gold vestments which were hidden from Cromwell’s army and only rediscovered when the Cathedral was rebuilt in the 1780’s. The Medieval Museum of Waterford is now the city’s number one visitor attraction.