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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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Hunt Museum - a five star surprise

We loved the eclectic nature of the Hunt collection. Picasso, Renoir, Gaugin are represented. Helpful staff and great cafe.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We loved the eclectic nature of the Hunt collection. Picasso, Renoir, Gaugin are represented. Helpful staff and great cafe.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This very idiosyncratic collection, bequeathed to Limerick City, is housed in the imposing Georgian style building which was once the Custom house. The staff is super - they are on hand to give guided tours or just to answer questions. They are passionate about their job and it shows! The basement is used for temporary exhibitions - the one currently... More 

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

too crammed & disjointed. A hoarders haven. The painted horses out front were unique. The man at reception was very helpful

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Mayo, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I only visited the restaurant...........i love this food fantastic I especially love the Roulade......to die for. Great spot to meet friends I go there most Saturday's. Highly recommended!!!!

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our 1st visit to the Hunt Museum - thanks so must to Rosie (staff) for sharing generously her expert knowledge - her passion for the collection shone as she guided us around. The Hunt Museum is a national treasure, we'd highly recommend a visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Entry fee was €5 and I was advised to by the girl at reception to join a group of two American who had a guide. This was a bonus as I got all the interesting facts about the House, the contents of the museum which include ancient gems and treasures from Egypt, Greece and around the world and collected by... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Amazing private collection of antiquities through the ages. A must stop for all you history buffs. The Hunt Museum is housed in a lovely part of the city adjacent to the river.

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Sneem, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Little gem in Limerick city. Well worth a visit with a wide variety of exhibitions and things to see.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Nice, small, intimate art gallery. Try to find the Paul Gauguin picture. There's a great selection of the Irish artists.

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Clane, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This has been on my wife's To Do list for quite some time- actually both Limerick and the Hunt Museum. Neither disappointed. The Hunt Museum is a fine building with a large and eclectic range of items. Do take one of the volunteer guides, otherwise the sheer variety and number of objects could be over-powering! Our guide was excellent and... More 

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