Hunt Museum, Limerick

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View the personal collection of the Hunt family at Hunt Museum, housed inside an 18th-century customs house. John and Gertrude Hunt were antique dealers and collectors devoted to artifacts from Ireland's past. Some of the oldest pieces date back to the Stone Age, but the highlights of the collection are the Irish objects from the medieval period as well as the Mary Queen of Scots cross in the jewelry gallery. Each part of the collection is displayed in refurbished rooms, taking advantage of the building's original architecture. The historical museum sits where the east quays begin, and a small marina is nearby; you'll recognize it by its gray stone exterior. Join one of the daily guided tours, or stroll through the rooms on your own. Plan your visit to Hunt Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Limerick trip planner .
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  • Had a great time. Must see if coming to Limerick. Collections were stunning. Gave me a real sense of history which we don’t have a lot of in Australia :-)  more »
  • If you are a tourist and you want to see some amazing art and a taste of irish history, the hunt is the place to go, and after you are done treat yourself to some great food downstairs (the desserts t...  more »
  • The Hunt Museum has exhibits of both decorative art and archaelogical artifacts and it is superb. In addition, the Yeats and Henry temporary exhibition was outstanding. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit - t...  more »
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  • Yes Yes and Yes again. If in Limerick this museum is well worth a visit. Also superb coffee shop. Just the spot to sit and think and reflect.. ( sounds very philosophical ) , but you know what I mean
  • Brilliant. This museum is a cornucopia of treasures. Well worth visiting. The exhibition in the basement changes every few months and is always worth seeing. The museum is free on Sundays and has a 2 for the price of 1 admission offer on Mondays.
  • Been here a few times for college and exhibits over the years. A great exhibition and very helpful, knowledgeable nice staff. Well worth a visit. The canteen is a bit pricy though but that's most tourist spots for you.
  • Beautiful space. Was here for the Yeats/Butler exhibition with my seven year old daughter.... The guide made the works accessible to her as well as to myself and other visitors. To rob a phrase from WB, 'Beautiful lofty things' in a warm environment.
  • Lovely little museum, amazing cafe attached with reasonable pricing. If you get the chance, on a nice day go to the outdoor seating! It has an amazing view of the river and a lovely little lawn usually full of people.

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