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Hunt Museum

The Custom House | Rutland St., Limerick, Ireland
353 61-312833
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Ranked #6 of 69 attractions in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: Exhibiting one of Ireland's greatest private collections of art and antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century and including works by... more »
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I asked a guide there something and she was kind enough to give me a full tour of the museum. Being an antiques appraiser I was interested in alot of the pieces. She was very informed and personable. I felt like I had booked a private tour!

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Berlin, Germany
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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A wonderful surprise getting to spend a good morning here at the Hunt Museum seeing all the wonderful artefacts that you tend not to see another museums

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

interesting. we finished very quickly. everything is shown nicely nice day out.can get a bit boring at times

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45 reviews 45 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

This building used to be the famous "custom house". A little museum but very informative. Lovely exhibition of things as early as Stone Age. The current contemporary art exhibition is good as well. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. In it cafe you can have the best view of the park and the river. Such a lovely place!!

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London, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I came here while visiting family in Co. Limerick, this was a surprising find, I have been coming to Co. Limerick for years and no one had mentioned it to me. This is a beautiful museum with a really interesting collection of artifacts that are nicely ordered. While visiting there was also live classical music going on. The exhibition that... More

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Cobh, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

from the outside the museum looks so small but it isnt. a beautiful collection of artefacts. i liked that it was not crowdy in there. with peace and quiet i could have my own time to watch. i enjoyed it very much and will visit it again.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Lovely little museum with a good archeology collection. It is a nice complement to the archeology museum in Dublin.

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Limerick, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Love going to the Hunt Museum for lunch. I generally get a wrap of some sort and they also fill the plate with salad and/or pasta. I have tried a few desserts too with the pavlova being my favourite, the slice was so big it was eaten between two and we struggled to finish it. Always lovely staff and atmosphere... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

very good museum with a wonderful selection of artifacts. Amazing what one couple collected and then gifted to Limerick.. great gift shop and a very reasonable entry fee

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Limerick
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Hunt Museum houses the personal collection of the late John and Gertrude Hunt. There are plenty of artefacts of curiosity (which makes it positively different to traditional large systematic collections), and the knowledge and love of the collectors for decorative arts shine through. The Hunt Museum has a superb Docent Programme, i.e. you can be guided through the collection... More

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