Knock Museum

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

Enquiries and bookings to Knock Museum: Tel 093 93 75034 /
Email: museum@knock-shrine.ie


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Have you been on a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine? Share your ‘Pilgrim Story’ with us!

About Us

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


Upcoming Events:

24th JULY – 28th AUGUST
Exhibition at Knock Museum – ‘HOME’ is an exhibition of glass pieces made by 13 Traveller women from Limerick city reflecting themes such as faith, community, housing and family. The participants of the project will officially open the exhibition at Knock Museum and share their own stories of participation.

The project was based at the Hunt Museum and using museum artefacts as a source for ideas, the women worked with well-known artist Róisín De Buitléar. The project was supported by Limerick City Traveller Health Advocacy Programme and Limerick City and County Council.

The exhibition will run at Knock Museum until 28 August – open daily from 10-6pm.
Further details from Knock Museum T. 09493 75034 /Email:


Heritage Week 2016 – Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th August

For Heritage Week 2016 Knock Museum is hosting a walk-in conservation workshop by Jason Ellis, Sculpture Conservator from Monday 22 – Thursday 25 August. This project involves the conservation and restoration of the 1932 Knock Apparition Statues which stood at the gable wall from 1932 until 1979 and now form part of the exhibition at Knock Museum. Public workshops will take place on Wednesday 24 August from 12:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 16:00 where the conservator will make a presentation about the work being carried out and the conservation methods and materials being used. All are welcome to avail of this unique opportunity to see a professional conservator at work.

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

Contact Us:

T: (094) 93 75034

E: museum@knock-shrine.ie


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