Hunt Museum
Hunt Museum
4.5
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 organised. Subject to availability.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
    Thoroughly Enjoyable Museum
    Excellent museum. I really enjoyed my 2 hours at The Hunt. Set across three floors, it's the perfect size, small enough to be homely and doable, big enough to keep you engaged. There's a ceramic exhibition in the basement to start with a good virtual reality show and a superb ineractive world map. As you continue there's such an eclectic mix. There are Jack B Yeats paintings, a Picasso and other world masters. The Captain's Room is especially striking. Then there are archaeological treasures from early Christians back through the Viking age, Iron Age and earlier. It's actually hard to describe the variety of exhibits and so many eclectic and niche items. I really loved it, €12 cheap at the price. Nice coffee shop a d gift shop. No parking on site but plenty of places in nearby streets. Easily walkable from King John's Castle and the High Street shopping area.
    Thank you for visiting. Hope to see you again.
    Written July 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 4, 2023
  • sherikalla
    Wrentham, Massachusetts8 contributions
    A small but mighty museum!
    If in Limerick be sure to spend a few hours in this amazing museum! Though small when thinking of museums, their collection was extensive, impressive and just amazing! I also enjoyed lunch in the cafe and was approached by a docent who shared more details on the exhibit I was viewing at the time. Every staff member was friendly and the exhibits were beautifully presented and explained. Don't miss this museum - it's small, but mighty!
    Thank you what a lovely way to discribe the museum. Small, but mighty. Hope to see you again.
    Written July 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 8, 2023
  • JRiverWind
    Mohawk, Tennessee49 contributions
    Great Museum! Hidden Picasso! Exhibits for the Blind!
    Well worth the small admission price this museum is full of history from unusual and local places. The volunteers were very knowledgeable about the items as they told stories and history about what we were seeing. I was especially impressed with their efforts to mage the exhibit items “see-able” to those with vision impairments. Detailed replicas of the items are available to touch and feel along with audio explanations. Look for the Picasso that is easily missed!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 28, 2023
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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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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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Thank you for visiting the museum. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit.
Written September 1, 2020
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sherikalla
Wrentham, MA8 contributions
Mar 2023
If in Limerick be sure to spend a few hours in this amazing museum! Though small when thinking of museums, their collection was extensive, impressive and just amazing! I also enjoyed lunch in the cafe and was approached by a docent who shared more details on the exhibit I was viewing at the time. Every staff member was friendly and the exhibits were beautifully presented and explained. Don't miss this museum - it's small, but mighty!
Written March 8, 2023
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Thank you what a lovely way to discribe the museum. Small, but mighty. Hope to see you again.
Written July 13, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

maryryanCork
Cork14 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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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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The_Gilpins
Castlebar, Ireland1,171 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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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
Excellent museum. I really enjoyed my 2 hours at The Hunt. Set across three floors, it's the perfect size, small enough to be homely and doable, big enough to keep you engaged.
There's a ceramic exhibition in the basement to start with a good virtual reality show and a superb ineractive world map.
As you continue there's such an eclectic mix. There are Jack B Yeats paintings, a Picasso and other world masters. The Captain's Room is especially striking.
Then there are archaeological treasures from early Christians back through the Viking age, Iron Age and earlier. It's actually hard to describe the variety of exhibits and so many eclectic and niche items.
I really loved it, €12 cheap at the price.
Nice coffee shop a d gift shop. No parking on site but plenty of places in nearby streets. Easily walkable from King John's Castle and the High Street shopping area.
Written March 4, 2023
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Thank you for visiting. Hope to see you again.
Written July 13, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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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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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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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Smackdo
Malahide, Ireland203 contributions
Jun 2022
Passing by we decided to visit this well-known Limerick landmark. Senior rates are available. Reception told us that a free tour had just begun and we said we'd join it. What a great decision that turned out to be. Brendan, our guide was super knowledgeable in all areas of the exhibition. He made the visit for us.
Written June 22, 2022
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Thank you for stopping into the museum and had the opportunity to get a tour with Brendan. We hope the rest of your visit to Limerick was just as good.
Written July 14, 2022
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Aileen M
Carrigaline13 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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