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Hunt Museum, Limerick
(4.1/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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 to visit Hunt Museum during your Limerick vacation using our convenient Limerick itinerary builder.
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  • To be honest I'm more of a art gallery type of person, but I decided to pay a visit at the Hunt museum and I was delighted! It's fun and interesting, and the feature that you're able to open the drawe...  more »
  • We spent one and a half hours here. It was an enjoyable visit - interesting to open the drawers and view the contents. We also visited the cafe and the food was good. Lovely shop but too expensive for...  more »
  • I have always wanted to visit the The Hunt Collection and I was not disappointed - the whole display, laid out over 3 floors was wonderful. The wishes of the Hunt family were adhered to, in that as mu...  more »
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  • The Hunt Museum collects, exhibits, preserves, documents, and promotes the Hunt Collection, and its own collections, to maximise their cultural and educational potential for the people of Limerick and Ireland.
  • An unusual museum in that it combines an archaeological collection with an art collection, each with some very high quality pieces.
  • Very wide variety of objects here from Egyptian and pre-Christian to more modern times. Entrance fees are very reasonable.
  • I liked the mixture of contemporary and ancient pieces. Irish artifacts were especially intriguing as well as the Christian art in the lower level.
  • Good collection of historic documents and items