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.
Our Collections: Knock Museum houses a collection of original Witness Testimonies dating back to 1879. Read them Here
Knock Museum is celebrating National Drawing Day 2016 by inviting local artist Bernie Prendergast to conduct an art workshop & tutorial in the museum on Saturday 21 May from 3-5pm. This year Bernie will focus on the drawing techniques and skills used to create Still Life art and the workshop is open to all adults & children (ages 10+). Admission is €15 for adults and €10 for children. All materials will be supplied and booking is essential.
Knock Museum is fully Accredited in the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland
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479 The Chapel of Reconciliation Dedication Ceremony at Our Lady's Shrine, Knock. Two very good views of the Handmaidens lined up to watch the procession to the Chapel. Colour. Liam Lyons 2
479 The Chapel of Reconciliation Dedication Ceremony at Our Lady's Shrine, Knock. Two very good views of the Handmaidens lined up to watch the procession to the Chapel. Colour. Liam Lyons 1