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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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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Who would know that this museum had so many gems.Mr.Hunt was an Archologist with a great collections going back to BC,unbelievable all the artifacts he collected and gave them all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Who would know that this museum had so many gems.Mr.Hunt was an Archologist with a great collections going back to BC,unbelievable all the artifacts he collected and gave them all to be shared in this exquisite Musem.

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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

(1) This is about: a wide-ranging collection from early Greek and Roman artifacts to Ireland-abilia, most of which was collected by a prominent Limerick couple named the Hunts and displayed in their former home. (2) Admission: 5 euros but free on Sundays. (3) Overall Assessment: Superb museum that manages to cover an extraordinarily broad range of material in a small... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

It's well worth taking time to wander through the old custom's house building that now houses the Hunt Museum...composed of the collection of the Hunt family, featuring art of all kinds, an interactive intern-run exhibit (we were there as they demonstrated, and let us handle and try on, actual medieval weapons and armor.) Lovely space...if you have time in Limerick... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great range of items, don't forget to open the drawers as you go around. There are also fantastic short term exhibits, always watch to see what's on, and a great coffee shop / restaurant also

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went on a Sunday afternoon, when there is no fee and had an amazing time looking through the treasures of this place!

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County Limerick, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I love museums but. . . my biggest pet hate is when museums don't put the effort into accurately dating their artefacts, telling the story of where they were acquired and highlighting the historical or artistic significance. As a history buff, I understand that this is costly, time consuming and difficult but it increases the interest of the people that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I visited here recently by myself. The staff were very helpful and made an effort to mark out some of the more special items such as paintings and jewellery. They are currently running a hands on section where you can wear gloves and hold some of the pieces. Even though i was not interested in handling them (im very clumsy)... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

So the museum houses the private family collection but there is also an exhibition space so there is always something new to see. You can also enjoy a cream scone tea or light lunch before taking a look at the souvenir shop before you depart.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was a very diverse collection of items. The museum had a new setup that allowed "hands on" of a few items. The two people provided informative details of each item we touched. Very nice experience.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Hunts seem to have been a pair of magpies who just picked up items that interested them without rhyme nor reason. The result is a hotchpotch. Little explanation of the significance of the objects, most of which have no particular connection to Limerick or the surrounding area.

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Additional Information about Hunt Museum

Address: The Custom House | Rutland St., Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 312 833
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Limerick  >  Limerick
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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