Located on the Mall in the heart of the Viking Triangle in Waterford City, the House of Waterford Crystal brings a visit to Waterford to a whole new level. A tour of the facility will expose you to exquisite pieces of crystal created before your very eyes.  

This location is now home to a manufacturing facility that melts over 750 tons of crystal a year, although most Waterford Crystal is now produced outside Ireland. This facility offers visitors the opportunity to take guided tours of the factory and also offers a retail store, showcasing the world's largest collection of Waterford Crystal.  The origins of crystal production in Waterford date back to 1783 when George and William Penrose started their business. It produced extremely fine flint glass that became world-renowned. 

Their Waterford company closed in 1851, and re-opened 100 years later.  The guided tour of our factory includes a visit to all aspects of traditional crystal production including, mould making, blowing, quality inspection, finishing, cutting, sculpting and engraving.  

You can then lunch there after your tour at the Crystal Café which produces local pastries, sandwiches and serves high-quality teas and freshly brewed coffee.