History & Culture

Waterford is full of history and culture with a fantastic arts scene. Whether it is theatre, music, drama we have something for everyone. We also boast 3 museums which make up Waterford Treasures from Reginald’s Tower, Ireland’s oldest civic building, hosting our viking heritage, the award winning Medieval Museum showing our history of the middle ages including the city charter and the Bishops Palace showcasing Waterford’s greatest most prosperous era of the 18 and 19 centuries. The Waterford Crystal experience is also an adventure into the glass making industry that is synonymous with Waterford.

Crystal & Glass
Waterford Crystal and Glass

Waterford has been producing world renowned crystal and glass for centuries, and continues to do so to this day.

Museums
Waterford Museums

Interested in learning a bit of the history behind Ireland’s oldest city? Our museums are packed with detailed information on the history of Waterford.

Theatre & Arts
Waterford Theatres and Arts

Waterford’s cultural hub from drama to musicals, pantomime to opera, we’ve got it all!

Churches
Waterford Churches and Arts

Ireland has an extensive history with the catholic and protestant churches. Because of this, many spectacular church structures remain, some of which you can find right in Waterford’s city centre.