Knock Museum captures the compelling story of a miraculous Apparition in 1879 in a small village in the West of Ireland. The museum tells of fifteen people from Knock village who witnessed this Apparition and traces the development of Knock from a small rural village into what it is today - an international Shrine.
Visitors to Knock Museum can read some of the many hand-written letters of cures and listen to pilgrims sharing personal stories of faith and devotion to Knock Shrine. The museum also places the Apparition in the context of life in 1879 from living in the thatched house to working in the forge.
Knock Museum is fully accredited in the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland and audio guides are available in seven languages including English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Polish & Spanish.
The museum also boasts a modern Café, Café Le Chéile, which is a member of Good Food Ireland.
Here at the Knock Museum you will discover first hand all about the apparition of 1879 and learn why Knock is so special too not only the catholic people of Ireland but for Catholics all over the world. The museum doesn't only deal with religious aspects but also focuses on farming in Ireland, living in a typically Irish thatched house, or even life working in a hot steamy forge. The museum has a sense of innocence around it and I like that! There's hardly any mention of war or any of the other horrors that affect our world on a daily basis. Knock is a very peaceful site and it's not hard too see why it is the second most visited attraction in Ireland. Some say that three visits too knock is the equivalent too one visit too Lourdes. Wether that be true or not? I recommend you put this attraction on your itinerary.- Top 100 Review
Knock, Co. Mayo, Ireland,
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