Knock Museum and Cafe Le Cheile
Bedroom of the Thatched House, Knock Mus

Museum / Tours

Step into a world where history meets the present, at the heart of Knock. The Knock Museum, often referred to as 'A Museum within a Museum', warmly invites visitors to delve into the enchanting tale of the Knock Apparition of 1879. Experience the rich tapestry of life from that era, and discover how it intertwines with the present. This vibrant showcase boasts diverse permanent displays. From the spiritual allure of religious artifacts to the rustic charm of farming tools, from the artistry of crafts to the essence of housing and clothing, every corner tells a story. A special mention goes to the late Msgr James Horan, whose life and the evolution of the Knock Shrine are celebrated with reverence.

Phone: + 353 (0) 94 93 75034


Everyone is invited to embark on a journey of discovery, history, and spirituality.

Looking for a memento of the visit? The quaint Gift Shop beckons. Here, visitors will find an array of locally handcrafted treasures, including the symbolic St. Brigid's crosses and candles. Leaf through postcards capturing the essence of Knock, or immerse oneself in books that narrate the legend of the Knock Apparition. And of course, there are plenty of other keepsakes to remind one of the journey.

Mark those calendars! On August 1st, 2023, a milestone is celebrated - the golden anniversary of the day Knock Museum first opened its doors in 1973. Join in for exclusive anniversary tours at 11 am and 4 pm. Get a sneak peek into the museum's inner workings, enjoy a unique tour experience, and who knows, there might be some delightful anniversary surprises in store! No need for reservations, just bring enthusiasm.

Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, the museum offers free admission to all. Whether visitors are part of a group seeking a spiritual retreat or an individual on a quest for serenity, Knock Shrine promises a memorable experience. Craft a personal journey with the new self-guided tours, complete with audio handsets. Stroll through the serene grounds of Knock Shrine, accompanied by a personal audio guide, and let the stories unfold at one's pace.

For those who prefer a more interactive experience, the Guided Walking Tours are perfect. Let seasoned guides walk visitors through the key attractions of the Knock Shrine. This complimentary service, inclusive of a visit to the Knock Museum, is a treat for all guests. Do remember to book in advance. The grounds are dotted with trigger posts, guiding the journey. Just point the audio guide at the logo, and let the narrative transport you. As a bonus, this tour gifts visitors a complimentary visit to the award-winning Knock Museum. For group visits, it's recommended to book audio guides in advance.