Re-opening of Waterford Crystal Factory
Many people will be happy to know that the renowned Waterford Crystal Factory & Visitor Centre will soon re-open its doors, unveiling a brand new home in the heart of Waterford to include a manufacturing facility, retail store and visitor centre.
Opening June 1st, this brand new home for Waterford Crystal will occupy a 1.5 acre site on the Mall in the heart of Waterford – a prime location set back just a hundred yards or so from the River Suir and the city’s main quay, and bordering the city’s Viking Triangle area.
The new manufacturing facility will include highly skilled local craftsmen and will produce 40,000 crystal pieces per year using traditional methods. The House of Waterford range that will be produced will include trophies for prestigious sporting events, bowls and vases from our museum, heritage and designer collections, and also the special order stemware collection.
The factory tour for coach groups and itineraries will commence on the 15th June 2010, these guided tours will operate 7 days and will include the following traditional production areas:
• Wooden mould making
• Crystal Blowing and Furnace
• Quality Inspection & Finishing
• Crystal Cutting
• Crystal Sculpting & Engraving
• Chandelier Assembly
• Design Inspiration
The Visitor Retail Experience will open on the 1st June 2010 over 7 days. Admission to the Visitor Retail Experience is complimentary and will include the following:
• The largest display of Waterford Crystal in the World
• Retail Store
• Exhibition and Crystal Installation areas
• Coffee shop
• Worldwide Shipping facility
Call us to today to arrange a visit to Waterford on your trip to Ireland!
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