Medieval Mile Museum 2 St. Marys Lane, High Street, Kilkenny
Kilkenny Gallery/Museum Family Breaks at Medieval Mile Museum

Medieval Mile Museum

Visitors to the museum will marvel not only at some of Ireland's finest examples of medieval sculpture, but also the country's largest collection of Renaissance tombs.

The Medieval Mile Museum represents an immense treasure trove of artefacts encompassing the work and lives of Ireland and its people across more than 800 years of history.

This museum is located on the 13th century site of St Mary's cruciform church and graveyard, considered to be the finest example of a medieval church in Ireland.

Highlights of your visit include;

  • the incredibly ornate Rothe Chapel with exposed tombs belonging to the medieval merchant Rothe family;
  • St Marys external graveyard and its abundance of medieval masterpieces;
  • the stories of the multiple pauper graves discovered outside the church walls
  • the High Cross casts - reaching over 4 metres high

Kilkenny's 800-year story is told with a contemporary twist within the 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.

A popular addition to the museum, our LEGO Hunt provides fun for all the family

Events,Workshops & Tours

Bricks 4 Kidz Midterm Workshops

A two-hour creative LEGO Technic workshop including a LEGO Minifigure blind bag and a ‘kids go free’ pass for a return visit to the Medieval Mile Museum. Please note that apart from the 2-hour workshop, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Workshop Dates and Times
Tuesday 29th October 2019 – 11:00
Wednesday 30th October 2019 – 11:00
Thursday 31st October 2019 – 11:00
Friday 1st November 2019 – 11:00

Sew Fun Studio Sewing Workshop

Sew Fun Studios teaches the principles of fashion design and the art of sewing to adults, teens and kids in their contemporary styled studio on the quay in Wexford Town. We are delighted to be welcoming the team to the Medieval Mile Museum for an unforgettable Halloween experience!

The Halloween Camp is suitable for kids aged 6-13 years where each child will design, sketch and create their very own adorable stuffed animals and spooky creations. Kids love the chance to sketch, create and take home their very own designs.

No previous sewing experience is required and all machines, fabrics and supplies are provided. Book today for an unforgettable ghoulish experience!

Workshop Dates and Times
Tuesday 29th October 2019 – 14:00
Wednesday 30th October 2019 – 14:00
Thursday 31st October 2019 – 14:00
Friday 1 November 2019 – 14:00

Torchlight Tours

Meet a knight lost in time, a witch-hunting bishop and more in this atmospheric, after-dark tour covering 800 years’ worth of history. The costumed guide will tell chilling stories as he guides you by torchlight past the ancient burial vaults and monuments of the Medieval Mile Museum.

Tours will last approximately 50 minutes.

Tour Dates and Times
Thursday 31st October 2019 – 20:00
Friday 1st November 2019 – 20:00
Saturday 2nd November 2019 – 20:00

Medieval Mile Museum Opening Times

  • November to March Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 4.30pm
  • April to October 10am - 6pm Seven Days Per Week

Medieval Mile Museum Prices

All Day Tours (Which Include an Audio Guide as Standard)

  • Adults €8
  • Students/OAPs €6.50
  • Children €4
  • Family €20

Guided Tours

  • Adults €12
  • Students/OAPs €10
  • Children €5
  • Family €25

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