Central to the attraction is a spectacular chapel in which the remains of Edmund Rice rest. The chapel overlooks the city of Waterford and incorporates the stained-glass windows from the former Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
The chapel building is circular in plan with a free–standing square pitched slate roof. The museum building, linked to the chapel building, occupies the original Monastery building.
As well as being a visitor attraction and place of pilgrimage, it’s also serves as a multi-activity local community centre.
The development included the demolition of a 1960’s chapel and the creation of a new piazza opening onto Barrack Street.
The architectural design called for extensive use of natural timber structure and finishes.