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Hunt Museum

The Custom House | Rutland St., Limerick, Ireland
353 61-312833
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Ranked #9 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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108 reviews 108 reviews
51 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Unique setting. Definitely not the usual type of museum. The staff was super nice and the art collection was fascinating. The only bummer is that the jewelry section was closed.

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Limerick, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you like museums with small and important collections you will love this museum. Apparently it has been recently renovated and the collections are quite nice in the setting. Artifacts from the Iron Age to a Picasso and two Rembrants the museum is small but wonderful. Take your time and open the drawers to see even more. Also great little... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We decided to go to the Hunt museum on a whim as we were walking by it. It was a waste of 10 euro. The lobby/gift shop smelled horrible and the museum itself was dull. Half the items in there were not even artifacts, but random art for sale. The only upside I guess was seeing the Picasso and Renoir...

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I visited the Hunt earlier this week for a free lecture and while there I took a walk around the collection. There is certainly a great variety in the exhibits. Pottery, ceramics, clothing and even paintings. They've also caught up with technology by installing QR codes on some of the display cases. Combined with free wireless it's a great way... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited this museum on our last day in Limerick. We were lucky enough to be able to take advantage of the "BOGOF" - (2 for the price of one) and being pensioners we thought that was brilliant!! Our guide - Jackie Shannon was very interesting to listen to and was clearly enthusiastic about her place of work, and justly... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Hunt Museum contains a very eclectic selection of art and historical objects sufficient to satisfy any museum goer. As a plus, it's very small with only 3 floors which makes it ideal for a short visit. You can see it all in about two hours. Great gift shop as well selling art objects, crafts and souvenirs.

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Pontypridd
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A fascinating collection of artifacts from the home of the Hunt family. Very helpful tour guide who made our visit entertaining. Very surprised at the amount of exhibits on show over a wide range of subjects. Well worth a visit.

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The horse statues outside the museum were the most impressive part of the museum, but it was a nice small museum that had a selection of local artists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very informative and pleasant afternoon. Very entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide. A lot more to see than I thought

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This museum has a good combination of fine art and archaeological artifacts.The archaeological portion is very well presented with documentation, background and explanations. Plan on spending some time here to get the full experience. It will enhance your appreciation of Irish culture and history.

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