Key Places to Visit

Knock Museum

A unique and compelling story since 1879.

Knock Museum is an ideal starting point for your visit to Knock Shrine and a delightful experience for visitors of any age. Here you will discover the unique and fascinating story of Knock – covering 140 years of history – and find out why more than 1 million people make the journey to Knock Shrine each year. Knock Museum is accredited to the Museum Standards Programme of Ireland.

Knock Village Model

This stunning three dimensional model depicts Knock village exactly as it was on the 21st of August 1879, the evening of the Apparition. The village recreation is filled with wonderful miniature details. It offers a fascinating insight into village life in Knock and into the historical and social context of the Knock Apparition.

Knock Museum is dedicated to the memory of all pilgrims who have come to Knock since 1879 and in the museum you can listen to personal stories of faith, pilgrimage and devotion to Our Lady of Knock down through the years.

The museum is well laid out and visitors can tour the exhibition with a handheld audio guide (available in 7 languages) which is easy to use and enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Continue your tour afterwards on the outdoor audio trail around the Shrine grounds, which is also ideal for families.

Audio Guides available in seven languages including English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish.

The Knock Shrine annuals were published by the Knock Shrine Society from 1938 until 2013, finishing with a special edition in 2015 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Society’s foundation. Founded to further the cause of Knock Shrine, in its third year of existence the Knock Shrine Society began publishing an annual journal, first titled Iris Leabhar Chnuic Mhuire and later becoming the Knock Shrine Annual.

The aim of the annual was to record all major aspects of Knock Shrine’s history on a yearly basis including programme of ceremonies and devotions, favours attributed to Our Lady of Knock, information for pilgrims and pilgrimage organisers, homilies, prayers, articles and photographs.

The collection has now been digitised to make it accessible online for devotional and historical research and reading. This project was supported by the Heritage Council in the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2023.

View The Collection Here

Café Le Chéile


Café Le Chéile  is an ideal place for visitors to pause and enjoy a range of delicious meals and snacks while taking in the beautiful views and gardens at Knock Shrine. ‘Le Chéile’ is the Irish term for ‘together’ and ‘Café Le Chéile’ is a perfect meeting place for people to come together and enjoy delicious freshly-prepared food.

Café Le Chéile is located at the award winning Knock Museum, with ample car parking available in the Museum car park. The cafe is open from Tuesday to Sunday.



Opening Hours:
10am – 4pm Tuesday – Sunday
Closed Mondays


Contact Details:
T: 094 93 75350


Opening Hours

Knock Museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm and is delighted to offer free admission to all visitors.