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The façade of the new building is carved from Bath sandstone and the sculpture references a small item of jewellery on show in the museum. Its is believed to represent the Biblical character Ruth. The façade also includes an element of oak palisade, again referencing a line of fortification that ran along here in medieval times. The underneath of the overhang is gilded, harking back to the decorative features of the middle ages. There has been a lot of thought put into the design, and I really don’t do it justice by my recollection of the description.

I think the museum is a brilliant. The collection inside are superb and hugely interesting. Most interesting is the focus on Waterford’s royal connections from King Henry II through to James II. The story of the city in the Georgian period and beyond is told in the adjoining Bishop’s Palace.

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