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The Hunt Museum, Limerick
(4.1/5 based on 480+ 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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  • We were met by a gentleman that kindly walked us around the museum and pointed out some of the extraordinary items on display that the Hunt family collected on their lifetime. 
  • This was an interesting and very different museum. Lots of old artifacts and some very strange items. Glad we didn't miss it. 
  • Myself and my mother stopped in the Hunt Museum restaurant for a cuppa last weekend. We ordered tea for 2 and two Banofee pies. The pie was delicious! There was only one teabag in the teapot for 2 peo...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Yawn. So boring. Spend your 5 euro on beer.
  • I liked the mixture of contemporary and ancient pieces. Irish artifacts were especially intriguing as well as the Christian art in the lower level.
  • 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.