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Hunt Museum

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Address: The Custom House | Rutland St., Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 312 833
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Description: The Hunt Museum houses one of Ireland's greatest private collections of...
The Hunt Museum houses one of Ireland's greatest private collections of art and antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century, including works by Renoir, Picasso and Yeats.
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A good way to kill an hour

Called in on our way back from visiting King John's Castle. With it being a Sunday there was no charge. Interesting and a good way to kill an hour whilst visiting the city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Called in on our way back from visiting King John's Castle. With it being a Sunday there was no charge. Interesting and a good way to kill an hour whilst visiting the city.

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Pokolbin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Thought I was getting history of Ireland or Limerick, but got a really interesting collection of world artifacts. Really liked two young people at a table on the second floor who were demonstrating medieval fighting clothing and artifacts. We learned a great deal from them about the theory of war at the time. People didn't die from being stabbed... they... More 

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tullamore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Hunt Museum is a real treasure trove. An amazing collection spanning several centuries.The guided tour was most informative and enjoyable.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great collection, highly recommended, lots of interesting artefacts in a lovely building and very knowledgeable staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I get why people dont really see the hype behind the museum but we did the guided tour on a day entry was half price and we found very interesting. From the Picasso in the kitchen of the Hunt's to the coin that was potentially one of the 30 used to bribe Judas to betray Jesus. I would recommend taking... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

For only a small price you get to spend as much time as you like going trough the museum. There is so much to see!! I also make time to come here when there are exhibitions on. The latest is Father Browne's War. It was an incredible collection of photography and you feel privileged to have seen his work. It... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A bunch of reviews on this site say the Hunt Museum was "excellent," the guidebooks I read also said it was the "must-see" of Limerick, and that our visit would not be complete without it. I don't get it. Perhaps it's that my hometown (Boston, MA) has the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which is based on a very similar premise... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is basically a museum of antiques and a few art pieces as well. If you're into that - this is worth a quick visit. As luck would have it - I stumbled into the museum when they were about to do a tour. Tours aren't anything extra, you just pay the usual admission price.The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Hunt museum is a fascinating place with a wide selection of art, artefacts, and objects to interest all. The collection comes from all of Europe with artistic, archaelogical and historically significant items collected by the hunt family now on public display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Wonderful collection. We had a great tour guide who pointed out so many interesting details we would have missed on our own. Well worth a visit.

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