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Letting recent visitors speak for us: “We only had very little time to spend in Limerick and I am so glad we found this gem of a museum”; “The collection is marvelous and fascinating, and the building itself is worth a visit”; “ A very nice coffee shop with wonderful cakes! Don't miss it!!”; “This museum just blew me away. Artifacts from thousand years BC to medieval Europe. It is unbelievable that all of them were collected by just 2 people, Mr and Mrs Hunt”; “A must do in Limerick”; “Kids are free!” The ticket gets you entry to the Hunt Museum's permanent collection. Volunteer Guides are in the museum at all times and are able to answer most of your questions. Expert Guided tours of the Collection daily at 11 am and 2 pm included in the price of the ticket: Learn from experts about our diverse and fascinating collection of antiquities or our fine art pieces. Themes include Medieval, Early Christian, Celtic Period and art by Picasso, Renoir, Gauguin, Giacometti and Yeats.
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Stop At: Hunt Museum, The Custom House Rutland St., Limerick Ireland

The Hunt Museum is a veritable cabinet of curiosities. A diverse and fascinating collection of antiquities alongside fine and decorative art, housed in one of Limerick’s iconic buildings, The Custom House. It is one of the greatest private collections in Ireland, with objects dating from the Neolithic Period to the 20th century. Artefacts on display come from Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Olmec civilisations with an important collection of Irish pre-historic archaeological material ranging from Mesolithic through to the Iron Age. An impressive shield and cauldron from the Bronze Age can be seen and a set of weighty monastic bells from the early Christian period not to mention the well-known 9th century Antrim Cross. A strength of the collection is the Irish and European medieval material, with statues in stone and wood, painted panels, jewellery, enamels, ivories, ceramics, crystal and crucifixes. 18th and 19th century decorative arts get an airing with fine examples of silver, glass and ceramics. Artists’ works in the collection include Pablo Picasso, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Roderic O’Conor, Jack B. Yeats, Robert Fagan and Henry Moore. The Collection reflects the tastes and interests of the two people who formed it, John and Gertrude Hunt. The Hunts built a thriving business supplying museums and collectors, but also kept pieces that reflected their own interests and curiosity and donated them to the people of Ireland. If you are interested in Irish Contemporary Ceramics there is a superb collections with works from Frances Lambe, Henry Pim and Christy Keeney to name but a few. The museum also has paid temporary exhibitions such as the current Lavery & Osborne: Observing Life. Two Irish 19th century artists influenced by plein air and naturalist movements, painting the great and the good from Hazel Lavery to Queen Victoria as well as beautiful genre scenes.
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Duration
1–2 hours
Inclusions
  • Expert Tour of Hunt Museum Collections
  • Entry/Admission - Hunt Museum
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  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Pets are welcome
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jer C wrote a review Nov. 2019
19 contributions3 helpful votes
Local history with an art section for local artists. Historical, cultural and musical events held during the year.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Marketing H, bookings at Hunt Museum
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for visiting our museum and we hope to see you again.
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Geographer70 wrote a review Oct. 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic collection! Brilliant on all accounts. Mike is an expert so don't let him fool you when he says he's not! Always something to see. And something for everyone.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Marketing H, booking department at Hunt Museum
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind words. We think Mike is great too! Hope to see you again.
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ITRT wrote a review Oct. 2019
30,781 contributions564 helpful votes
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The Hunt Museum Once Limerick’s Custom House The Hunt Museum houses over 2000 original works of art and artifacts. Besides religious works of art, the collection also has items dating back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome. Some of the unique items
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Date of experience: June 2019
Travel Guides By Kate wrote a review Oct. 2019
221 contributions41 helpful votes
I found this museum interesting to a point. It is definitely a very interesting museum if you enjoy religious history and religious icons. The hunt museum is one of the oldest museums in Limerick and it shows that people are very interested by the Irish artifacts inside such
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Marketing H, Bookings department at Hunt Museum
Responded 20 Oct. 2019
Thank you for your kind review. We are happy your sister was able to enjoy the museum through the use of our activity sheets and we hope to see you again in the future.
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CamdenJim wrote a review Sep. 2019
26 contributions3 helpful votes
We enjoyed our visit to the Hunt Museum, though it took us a little while to understand how the collection had been organized. With one exception, rooms are devoted to a subject or category or ethnic origin, and the same method of organization isn't consistent from one room to
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Marketing H, bookings department at Hunt Museum
Responded 20 Oct. 2019
Thank you for your review of the museum and we are happy that you enjoyed your tour of our Summer Exhibition. We look forward to seeing you at future exhibits.
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