Knock Museum

The award-winning Knock Museum is open daily from 10am-6pm. Audio Guides are available in seven languages


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Knock Museum captures the unique and compelling story of the Knock Apparition of 1879 and tells of the fifteen ordinary people who witnessed this extraordinary event. Visitors can read original hand-written letters by people cured at Knock and listen to pilgrims sharing stories and memories of Knock. The Apparition is also set in the context of life at that time, from living in the thatched house to working in the forge.

At Knock Museum, visitors can read through the amazing stories of ordinary pilgrims in the ‘Diary of Cures’, a collection of original letters written to Archdeacon Cavanagh from 1879-1880. Visitors are invited to step back in time to 1879, the year of the Apparition and explore what life at this time. Knock Shrine has a rich and fascinating history and has been shaped by a number of remarkable people. At Knock Museum, you can share in the experiences of the millions of pilgrims that have visited here through the years and learn of the ordinary people who witnessed the Apparition, an event that changed their lives and the village of Knock forever.

Knock Museum is fully Accredited in the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland

T: (094) 93 75034

E: museum@knock-shrine.ie

Knock Museum houses a collection of original Witness Testimonies dating back to 1879. Read them Here

Upcoming Exhibition:

‘Shroud of Turin’ Exhibition opens at Knock Museum

The Shroud of Turin
The Shroud of Turin exhibition opens at Knock Museum on Tuesday of Holy Week, 31 March. The exhibition consists of a full-size colour photographic replica of the world-famous Shroud of Turin which many Christians believe is the cloth in which Jesus of Nazareth was wrapped and buried following his death. The exhibition also includes original Roman nails, a replica whip and spear and information about the latest research on the Shroud. This exhibition has travelled widely and it is very fitting that it opens at Knock Museum during Holy Week as it traces the journey of Jesus from his trial through the events of Good Friday to the empty tomb.

The exhibition will be officially opened on Tuesday 31 March at 11 am by Pam Moon, Project Co-ordinator. Pam has been researching the Shroud for over thirty years and will share some of her amazing findings at the official opening. All are welcome to attend.

The exhibition will run at Knock Museum daily from 10-6pm from 31 March – 26 April.


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