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Hunt Museum

Address: The Custom House | Rutland St., Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 312 833
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Ranked #7 of 63 Attractions in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Hunt Museum houses one of Ireland's greatest private collections of art and antiquities, dating...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is a small museum but it is packed with history. There were displays of Stone Age, Iron Age, Bronze Age, etc. from Ireland. Artifacts from multiple time periods throughout history from all over the world. Interesting items on display reflecting Irish religious history. For a person raised as a Catholic, I still learned a few things. There was a... More 

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Dalhart, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stopped in on the fly and decided to have a guide for the collection. In the short time we were there I learned more about Irish history, culture, and art than I could have in a month of books. Incredibly friendly staff and an amazing collection worth spending an afternoon on.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

First of all, it is not a museum about hunting, Hunt is surname of family who owns the collection (wrong translated to Turkish) If you are in Limerick as a tourist, this is one of place that worth to visit. We learned it is free on Sundays but for a couple they charge 5 Euro on Monday (single ticket price).... More 

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Columbus, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I spent a couple of days exploring Limerick and the Hunt Museum was well worth a visit. The museum is fascinating and made even more so by docents who manage to be both engagingly informative while not smothering you. Kudos! The collection is amazingly diverse. The building that houses the museum is the old customs house and... More 

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Limerick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Nice spot for lunch. Soup + homemade brown bread with a rake of butter is the way to go :) Everyone is very friendly and the place looks gorgeous ever since it was done up.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A good Celtic collection - good for the eyes! Comparison of same periods among all cultures, similarities. Exhibition on the ground floor "Limerick my home my city"

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is the family collection of the Hunt family. It is well maintained with some interesting pieces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

What a great find in Limerick and so many interesting Objects to see . Amazing to think that just a couple of people had collected all these Wonderful things. The gift shop had some beautiful things as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We had a great time at the Museum. We received discount coupons from Declan our tour guide for the walking tour of Limerick. The Cafe and Giftshop are great!!!

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

There were so many beautiful things to see on display. The museum invites you to open drawers and find the treasures hidden within. From textiles to fine jewels, armor to cutlery, everything a collector could imagine is here. We even purchased some jewelry in the gift shop before we left.

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