Hunt Museum

Hunt Museum, Limerick: Hours, Address, Hunt Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Hunt Museum
4.5
Art Museums • History Museums
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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
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Hunt Museum preserves and exhibits the original artefacts gathered, over a life time, by John and Gertrude Hunt and known as the Hunt Collection. The Museum also displays its own collections, as well as visiting exhibitions of Local, National and International significance with the overall aim of maximising their cultural and educational potential for the people of Limerick and Ireland. During a visit to The Hunt Museum you can choose to explore the collection by yourself or take one of our regular guided tours. For group bookings, please contact to ensure that a guided tour can be organized. Subject to availability.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from $7.95
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Gerry D
Arklow35 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
Very impressed with this gem of a museum.
Amazing collection of a very eclectic number of pieces. So many different objects and some beautiful and priceless ones at that. Very well laid out in a non fussy way with wonderful drawers that you open which hold some lovely surprises.
The building itself is pretty impressive and as for the staff ( many of whom are volunteers ) there passion for the collection is impressive.
When I arrived for my time slot of, which I had booked on line In advance and finding difficulty with my phone to retrieve the booking. Without me saying a word, Declan on the desk spotted my predicament and called out my name asking if he could help, I was seriously impressed with his customer service skills. As I started on my journey around the exhibits one of the guides, a Mary Tyrell I think, approached me and kindly offered to give me a one to one tour of the museum. This she did in a friendly informative way, again great personal touch.
All in all The Hunt Museum is well deserving of a visit when you are in Limerick
Written July 16, 2020
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Marketing H
Thank you for your lovely words. We love our collection, volunteers and staff. We are glad that you were able to enjoy the museum to its fullest and look forward to welcoming you again.
Written July 28, 2020
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maryryanCork
Cork13 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Mike, our guide was superb! He was so engaging, knowledgeable and added a bit of humour. We really enjoyed our tour and would highly recommend everybody to visit The Hunt Museum. Mike & Mary Ryan
Written April 3, 2022
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Marketing H
Hi Mike and Mary, Thank you for visiting our museum and glad you had such great visit. We think Mike is great too! Hope to see you again next time you are in the city.
Written April 5, 2022
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Paul G
Limerick, Ireland24 contributions
Oct 2020
I have ben to the museum on a number of occasions. They are warm and friendly and welcome the art lover together with casual visitor. There's always an interesting exhibition to see as well as the more permanent exhibits. And when you have finished you can have a coffee or a tasty lunch in the museum's café - with views over the River Shannon.
Written October 17, 2020
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Margo37
Dublin, Ireland672 contributions
Jan 2020
Can't remember how many times I have been here - but always, when in Limerick, I like to visit. Even if you have seen everything before, I find new things to look at.
There is usually a picture exhibition downstairs, this was new since my last visit and interesting.
You can easily do a day trip on the train from Dublin and visit the museum which is walking distance from the station.
I will be back!
Written January 18, 2020
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Marketing H
Thank you Margo, It is wonderful hearing of people returning to our museum and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Limerick.
Written January 21, 2020
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cailin50
Dublin, Ireland163 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Great place to visit lots of artifacts from centuries gone by. Paintings by famous artists including Picasso . The collection by the Hunt family is truly amazing, the building is the old customs House and
cheaper but I didn't realise that, having said that it was well worth the full price no regrets there.
Written August 30, 2020
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Marketing H
Thank you for visiting the museum. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit.
Written September 1, 2020
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The_Gilpins
Castlebar, Ireland1,132 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
An eclectic mix of artifacts and treasures.
John Hunt knew what he liked and purchased what he could.
A very enjoyable visit to see a fine collection of stuff.
We had a very pleasant guided tour and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative.
A fairly small museum beautiful layed out with plenty to see.
Well worth the entrance fee and a definite must visit when in Limerick.
A museum with draws full of surprises!
Written September 14, 2020
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Helen D
Limerick, Ireland10 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
We've had 2 family events over the past few months in the Hunt museum cafe. The food is outstanding... And plenty of it. The preparation from our side was really relaxed with Helen being a confident host it was great to put our trust in her. In both occasions the staff were beyond helpful.... Even held baby while I ate! They were great with kids running around, and kept checking we were all doing OK.
Written March 8, 2020
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Marketing H
Helen and her staff are wonderful and we are happy they created a great experience for you and your family. Hope to see you again for future family events.
Written March 16, 2020
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darthsansa14
Hot Springs, AR100 contributions
Aug 2021
I toured the Hunt Museum during the A Wild Atlantic Way exhibition. The exhibition was definitely the highlight and showcased some amazing pieces. However, I enjoyed the rest of the museum, too. I found the docents to be very friendly and knowledgeable.
Written November 9, 2021
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Marketing H
Thank you for visiting us. A Wild Atlantic Way was a very special exhibition. We are glad you felt welcome.
Written November 15, 2021
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Aileen M
Carrigaline12 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
We had wonderful day at The Hunt Museum. We started off with a lovely lunch and a browse through the gift shop. We followed this up by a wonderful tour of the collection. The artwork was amazing and thought provoking. All the staff were friendly and helpful, especially Oliver Conway who was on duty in the gallery. He was extremely enthusiastic about the collection and passed this on to us. Will definitely go back and view the collection again.
Written July 3, 2017
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fnaughton
ireland168 contributions
I'm local, and I love the HUnt museum - lots of interesting things to see, a very "hands-on" place where the kids can open drawers and look inside (artefacts protected by glass, so no danger of damaging things) It was all kinds of weird and wonderful things collected by the Hunt family through the years, including a picasso, some other great paintings, and an eerie collection of crucifixes, and a coin said ot be one of the original 30 piece sof silver. And it has a great little gift shop with high quality souvenirs at good prices, interesting books and some nice hand-made jewellery. And a really great little restaurant, overlooking the river which does a fantastic goats cheese salad-

But ......

If I were a tourist, with limited time in a country, I might want to spend it seeing things that were "of the country" in some way. The Hunt Museum is fabulous, but it's not about Ireland. If you've lots of time, or are interested in the wider area of Europe, you'll love it. But if you hope to learn more about Ireland, you could be disappointed. Either way, goto the restaurant and gift shop.
Written April 12, 2005
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hunt Museum

Hunt Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Hunt Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $7.96, while a popular guided tour starts around $26.55 per person. See all 3 Hunt Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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