Discover the Treasures of Viking Waterford

Reginald’s Tower is named after the Viking leader that founded Waterford in 914. The lower two floors of the current stone structure were built by the Normans after their capture of Waterford in the late 12th century, replacing the earlier wooden Viking tower, while the upper two floors are of late 15th century date.

Originally part of the city’s defences it protected the vital river approach to Waterford and has been in continuous use since that time.

The tower has served as a mint, arsenal, prison, residence and the city museum. Today visitors can learn the story of this incredible monument by taking a guided tour or enjoy the exhibition within that also incorporates the Viking Treasures of Waterford.

  • Founded in Waterford in 914
  • Stone structures built by the Normans after capturing Waterford in the 12th Century
  • Originally part of the city’s defences
  • The tower has served as a mint, arsenal, prison, residence and the city museum
  • Guided tours available

Closed for the 2020 season

Further information available at


Admission Prices 2020

Adult: €5.00
Senior (aged 65+): €4
Student (with valid ID): €3.00
Child: €3.00
Family: €13.00

Useful Information

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PARKING: Public parking available nearby

GROUPS: Guided tours are conducted by the Office of Public Works staff in Reginald’s Tower. If you are planning a trip for a group of 10 or more people, you will be able to get preferential rates. Pre-booking is essential to avail of these Group Rates.

Getting There

Located in Waterford city at the eastern end of the city quay

Map Location: 52.260498, -7.105421
Contact Reginald’s Tower

The Quay, Waterford City, Ireland

Eircode: X91 Y880
T: +353 (0)51 304 220
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