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Start your journey of discovery at the Medieval Mile Museum, Kilkenny and watch the city’s rich history unfold.

Located in the heart of Kilkenny, on the site of 13th-century St Mary’s church and graveyard, the Medieval Mile Museum represents an immense treasure trove of artefacts encompassing more than 800 years of history.

The museum displays Kilkenny’s civic treasures, showcasing high crosses, magnificent stone carved tombs and significant artefacts unearthed during the restoration of the church and surrounding graveyard.

Highlights of the visit include the ornate Rothe Chapel with tombs belonging to the medieval merchant Rothe family and the High Cross Exhibition which introduces the High Kings of Ossory and the foundation of the monastery of Kilkenny by St Canice.

Self-guided and guided tours are available.

Why we like it
  • Learn about Kilkenny's Tudor past.
  • Choose from a range of guided or self-guided tours.
  • See historic relics and high crosses inside a restored church.
  • Younger visitors can enjoy the hunt for the LEGO® minifigures.
Tips from locals

Check out the colourful and fantastic artistry of the wall mural further along St Mary’s Lane celebrating the Oscar nominated Cartoon Saloon’s animated film “Wolfwalkers”, set in Kilkenny.

Tips from locals

LEGO® minifigures of personalities from Kilkenny’s history are hidden in the Museum. Young visitors are encouraged to find them and they get a small prize if they find all the characters.

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Contact details
2 St Mary's Ln, High St, Gardens, Kilkenny, R95 ANW5, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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