Hotels Near Kilkenny Medieval Mile Museum
The former St Mary’s Church has been converted into a modern museum and a venue for select events and exhibitions. Designed to enrich the cultural life of the city, it is the starting point for understanding Kilkenny’s medieval history, displaying 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 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.
Start your Kilkenny journey of discovery at the Medieval Mile Museum and immerse yourself in 800 years of history. Learn how the High Crosses were made, what their engravings represent and the stories that they tell. The Medieval Mile Museum welcomes tens of thousands of visitors through its doors, sharing Kilkenny’s stories with people from all over the world, giving visitors the chance to experience this amazing building and its treasures. Their exclusive LEGO® Minifigure Hunt featuring characters from the middle ages, wizards and witches from Hogwarts and even Jedi Knights from the Star Wars universe, give families hours of fun in the museum.
Tours have been described as ‘legendary’, a ‘must visit’ on your travels! Currently rated 5* and #3 of ‘Things to Do in Kilkenny’ on TripAdvisor. Tours include a complimentary Audio-Guide, with the option of downloading the Audio-Tour straight to your mobile device.
For more information: www.medievalmilemuseum.ie
Medieval Mile Museum is open every day from 10am to 6pm.
With self-guided, guided and audio guide tour options available.
Guided tours take place at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm.
Looking for hotels near Mediieval Mile Museum that you can use as a great base in the heart of Kilkenny City? Stay at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. Our 118 contemporary guestrooms offer comfortable space for you to relax in after spending time exploring the great city of Kilkenny. Our rooms are generous in size and have a bright and airy feel with all the comforts you’d expect in a contemporary, urban hotel. Guests also enjoy free access to our hotel’s Leisure Centre which includes a 21m pool, children’s pool, fully equipped gym, sauna and steam room while there is also an opportunity to treat yourself to a pamper day at KO Spa.