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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  • I have ben to the museum on a number of occasions. They are warm and friendly and welcome the art lover together with casual visitor. There's always an interesting exhibition to see as well as the...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this was Happy with the price on the day we hot buy 1 get 1 half price. It occasionally has free exhibits aswell. Really nice place  more »
  • An eclectic mix of artifacts and treasures. John Hunt knew what he liked and purchased what he could. A very enjoyable visit to see a fine collection of stuff. We had a very pleasant guided tour and.....  more »
  • This is a must see Museum/gallery in Limerick and worth making a special trip there to view. It’s housed in a fabulous building and the volunteer staff are a mine of information. The eccentric eclectic collection is fabulous and there are just enough exhibits on display to make it interesting without overload. The cafe is also very good.
  • A great and quite eclectic museum that is a real benefit to Limerick city and value to Ireland. The Collection is very much the result of two people's lifelong interest coupled with the means and opportunities to pursue those interests. Some minor aspects like paintwork and item cards could do with a refresh but this is a very enjoyable two hour visit in a great building and location. I particularly enjoyed the current contemporary Irish ceramics mini exhibition this time around and would like to see the museum pursue this area in future.
  • Coffee and scones were very nice, cafe surroundings were alright. One of the staff members behind counter left a lot to be desired, I suppose it was a bit early for her. All other staff members were outstanding and curtious. Really good place to visit. ENJOY!
  • Great Museum, really friendly and helpful staff. Really interesting artifacts great exhibition. Amazing place. A must see and do place in Limerick.
  • Great tour guides. Just a great day out. Good to see artifacts on display in a comfortable surroundings without having to travel to Dublin.

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