The former St Mary’s Church has been converted into a modern museum and will also be a venue for select events and exhibitions. Designed to enrich the cultural life of the city and provide a new international standard attraction for visitors the museum has several functions: as the starting point for understanding Kilkenny’s medieval history, to display Kilkenny’s Civic Treasures and replicas of some of Ossory High Crosses and to provide a space for temporary exhibitions and cultural events.
The 13th century St Mary’s church and graveyard in Kilkenny is the finest example of a medieval church in Ireland. As the starting point of the Medieval Mile trail, it brings to life Kilkenny’s history as Ireland’s premier medieval city. Displays of Kilkenny’s civic treasures and replicas of some of the High Crosses of Ossory illustrate the local Gaelic monastic heritage and the ancient city’s historic role in Ireland.
Kilkenny’s 800-year story is told with a contemporary twist within the new museum. The customer experience contains a long colourful interactive table similar to a giant iPad, an elongated plasma TV screen and projected imagery onto a giant wall allowing visitors to get immersed in the rich history with the aid of modern technology.
TIMES AND PRICES
Monday – Sunday 9.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. daily
Interactive Audio Tour – Includes an Audio Guide as standard! Audio Tour also available to download to your mobile device.
- Adults €5
- Children €2
- Family €14
Medieval Mile Trail – Tours leave at 11 a.m. each Saturday and Sunday from the Medieval Mile Museum on St Mary’s Lane.
- €15 pp Includes complimentary entry to the Museum
*We would advise that visitors arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of time for the Walking Trail.
Groups For group rates please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The LEGO® Mini Figure Hunt is included complimentary with all tickets.
AUDIO GUIDES: English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish