Located in the heart of Waterford City, the guided Factory Tour gives visitors an up close and personal insight into the centuries-old tradition of Waterford Crystal making. Feel the heat of the furnace and marvel at the Craftsmen’s skills during the tour, which is approximately 50 minutes. See exactly how the crystal pieces are made – witness every stage of production, from the initial design stage right up to the final engraving of the piece. Each year, the factory melts down over 750 tonnes of crystal!
Indulge your passion for the world’s most famous Crystal in the lavish Retail Store housing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal found worldwide. See the exhibition of Sporting Trophies and Statement Pieces. Enjoy delicious food in the Crystal Café.
Open Year Round
See website for tours and times.
LANGUAGES: Guided tours and leaflets available in English only.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Café serving breakfast, light lunches and desserts. Closes 30 minutes before retail store.
SHOPPING: Gift shop selling the largest range of Waterford Crystal in the world.
PARKING: Paid car parking available nearby on Bolten Street (€1.00 per hour). Free coach parking on-site.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilet.
GROUPS: Group rates available (minimum numbers apply). Pre-booking required.
WI-FI: Free Wi-Fi available.
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Located on the Mall in Waterford City – a 1.5 hour drive from Dublin, 1 hour & 15 minutes from Cork and 2 hours from Shannon International Airport.
The Mall, Waterford City, Ireland
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