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The Hunt Museum, Limerick

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
View the personal collection of the Hunt family at The 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 The Hunt Museum during your Limerick vacation using our convenient Limerick itinerary builder.
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  • This Iconic building is steeped in Limerick history, it was the Custom headquarters for Captains of cargo ships docking in Limerick, the Docklands of Limerick ran down from the now existing Limerick D...  read more »
  • Great museum, tour guide fantastic. Takes about an hour. Good for young kids as its small and they can touch, open drawers, and at the end of a stress free tour there is a lovely restaurant. All dieta...  read more »
  • This was an interesting collection, and we enjoyed it. But, we were a little put out to find out later that we were not giving discounts that were available. We were there on Monday, Oct. 3 and appare...  read more »
  • The museum collection is fine, especially considering the city... I liked very much the hunting session for finding some of the museum's collections. The fast, free Wi-Fi is also a great addition for foreigners. The staff is very friendly.
  • I liked the mixture of contemporary and ancient pieces. Irish artifacts were especially intriguing as well as the Christian art in the lower level.
  • Very wide variety of objects here from Egyptian and pre-Christian to more modern times. Entrance fees are very reasonable.
  • The museum consists in a collection of artifacts gathered or donated temporarily from all around the world. The tiny pieces of history, with its amount of details are impressive. I took pictures from almost everything I have seen there, there is nothing that is not worth reading or carefully look at the details of something from a bronze age or even B.C. era. I have choosen without the tour guide, I wanted to roam free through the museum and dive into the great collection of history, that comes from irish history, viking history and more. After the visit, be sure to go to the café, great service and food are provided.
  • The biggest private collection of antiques in Ireland, worth to go through. It also free on Sundays.
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