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
Our Collection: Knock Museum houses the original collection of Testimonies given by the witnesses to the Knock Apparition in August 1879. Read them Here
Upcoming Events: Knock Museum Public Lecture Series
Saturday 22 & 29 September
Saturday 6 October
Knock Museum will host a series of public lectures in September & October focusing on family genealogy, folklore and local history. The first lecture entitled ‘Ordnance Survey Maps throughout the years focusing on unique and Local Maps’ will be facilitated by Thomas Broderick of Ordnance Survey Ireland.
The lectures will take place on 22 & 29 September and Saturday 6 October from 11am-1pm at Knock House Hotel.
To book, contact Knock Museum on (094) 93 75034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Cost €10 per lecture.
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