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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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The Hunt Museum houses one of Ireland's greatest private collections of art...

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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Bronze Age - Here I come

While the museum has a number of exhibits, I loved the bronze age items housed here. However, there are also a number of Roman and Egyptian items on view.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had great expectations of learning more about Irish history, but it is more a display of the private collection of the Hunt family. Most of the pieces are from Germany, France, Italy, and England which you can see anywhere - quite disappointing.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While the museum has a number of exhibits, I loved the bronze age items housed here. However, there are also a number of Roman and Egyptian items on view.

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Thank Kathy H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't normally do museums (including theLouvre) but we had some time after going through the Castle so did this museum on the way back and so glad we did. No queueing, no pressure and just wandering through the museum was great

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Thank Denise M
Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hunt is an absolute gem of a museum. The range of artifacts is so great that there is bound to be something to interest everyone. The building itself is a must see if visiting limerick! Very helpful staff and volunteers and they do a great deal to improve the cultural fabric of the city! 5 stars!

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Thank Tomas C
Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like most families when it's raining or there's not much to do of a Sunday, take a trip to the hunt museum there is lots to see and the demonstration displays are very informative and the kids enjoyed looking at all the dresses from the different classes and items found through excavations and donation. It's also free the first Sunday... More 

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Thank Itsmelloyd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hunt museum houses many treasures from ancient Ireland to incredible religious relics and object. It is uniqu because many of the treasures are in drawers you pull out to view and it does not have the usual museum ambiance. It is rather like a large house with many room. Two painted horses in the front welcome guests and a... More 

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Thank Jeanirwin
Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love history, visit the Hunt Museum. The artifacts that are within the museum depict the early times of Ireland, the churches and the castles. The day we were there, there was also a preservation team that showed you the ways artifacts are preserved. Very interesting

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Thank LornaKayT
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This musem is incredible with hundreds of artifacts like stone age spearheads, bronze age swords and daggers, a lot of paitings and christian artifacts and it's also free on sundays.

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Thank Estevao T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A sweet private collection turned museum! Sean was very knowledgeable up in one of the rooms and showed us a Renoir, Gaugin and Picasso and I loved the Henry Moore sketches and the religious artifacts rooms downstairs!

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Thank Pam Lancaster's V
Stevenson Ranch, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum had no false pretenses. It's collection consists of what the Hunts, who'd been antiquaires and amateur archeologists, left as their legacy to the City of Limerick. Its collection includes jewelry, porcelain, religious objects... from the beginning of times to the 17th/18th century. Showing you beautiful objects, and that - one of the City of Limerick's slogans - Culture... More 

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