• UNEARTH 800 YEARS OF IRISH HISTORY…

    Welcome to the Medieval Mile Museum. Kilkenny’s newest visitor attraction is located in the heart of the city and the centre of Ireland’s Medieval Mile. Set in the 13th century St Mary’s church and graveyard we tell the stories of Kilkenny’s powerful patrons and inspired creators through the monuments and artefacts they left behind.

  • UNEARTH 800 YEARS OF IRISH HISTORY…

    Welcome to the Medieval Mile Museum. Kilkenny’s newest visitor attraction is located in the heart of the city and the centre of Ireland’s Medieval Mile. Set in the 13th century St Mary’s church and graveyard we tell the stories of Kilkenny’s powerful patrons and inspired creators through the monuments and artefacts they left behind.

  • UNEARTH 800 YEARS OF IRISH HISTORY…

    Welcome to the Medieval Mile Museum. Kilkenny’s newest visitor attraction is located in the heart of the city and the centre of Ireland’s Medieval Mile. Set in the 13th century St Mary’s church and graveyard we tell the stories of Kilkenny’s powerful patrons and inspired creators through the monuments and artefacts they left behind.

  • UNEARTH 800 YEARS OF IRISH HISTORY…

    Welcome to the Medieval Mile Museum. Kilkenny’s newest visitor attraction is located in the heart of the city and the centre of Ireland’s Medieval Mile. Set in the 13th century St Mary’s church and graveyard we tell the stories of Kilkenny’s powerful patrons and inspired creators through the monuments and artefacts they left behind.

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GUIDED TOURS
Explore highlights and stories of the museum through a guided tour. Tours depart from reception twice daily and last for 45mins. Pre booked private tours also available.

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SELF-GUIDED TOURS
Explore the museum highlights at your own pace, on a self-guided tour.

 

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A STORY IN STONE

Discover the Kingdom of Ossory and the foundation of the monastery of Chill Chainnigh (Kilkenny) by St Canice. The displays show Kilkenny as having the finest stone sculptural tradition in Ireland extending from the Neolithic period of 5,000 years ago to the modern era with period examples on display in the Museum’s Monument Room and externally in the graveyard.

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UNCOVER THE PAST

The museum’s interior is full of surprises, no longer a church but renovated to preserve the building’s original atmosphere. The stories told are as surprising as the structure, revealing the historic and contemporary importance of Kilkenny. The visitor route within the building is designed to be a free flowing journey for visitors who are encouraged to explore the museum at their own pace. A mix of fun hands-on experiences and digital media encourages visitors to linger as people and periods from history come to life providing a religious and Medieval history experience that many visitors have not seen before.

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MEDIEVAL TREASURES

Explore the Kilkenny Room with its magnificent glass window overlooking the city. As you make your way, you will catch a glimpse of external tombs dedicated to other wealthy Kilkenny families. Books, Letters, Petitions, Leases… Kilkenny holds a unique set of civic records, tracing the city’s history right back to the 1200s. The ancient papers and treasures tell fascinating stories about daily life in a medieval city governed by wealthy merchants.
Find the Liber Primus – Kilkenny’s extraordinary medieval town book.

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