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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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Fun and interesting!

To be honest I'm more of a art gallery type of person, but I decided to pay a visit at the Hunt museum and I was delighted! It's fun and interesting, and the feature that you're... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To be honest I'm more of a art gallery type of person, but I decided to pay a visit at the Hunt museum and I was delighted! It's fun and interesting, and the feature that you're able to open the drawers to explore things adds to the experience! I can absolutely see how even kids could enjoy a visit at... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent one and a half hours here. It was an enjoyable visit - interesting to open the drawers and view the contents. We also visited the cafe and the food was good. Lovely shop but too expensive for our income and I would think many of the visitors.

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Thank Maryrus
Bantry, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always wanted to visit the The Hunt Collection and I was not disappointed - the whole display, laid out over 3 floors was wonderful. The wishes of the Hunt family were adhered to, in that as much as possible of the Collection was displayed. We were offered a guided tour but chose to do it at our own... More 

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Thank BTA_10
Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this museum somewhat disappointing. There are a lot of religious artefacts and little else of interest I'm afraid

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were met by a gentleman that kindly walked us around the museum and pointed out some of the extraordinary items on display that the Hunt family collected on their lifetime.

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Thank Shirley C
Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting and very different museum. Lots of old artifacts and some very strange items. Glad we didn't miss it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my mother stopped in the Hunt Museum restaurant for a cuppa last weekend. We ordered tea for 2 and two Banofee pies. The pie was delicious! There was only one teabag in the teapot for 2 people so we had to ask for another but the girl was very obliging and gave us another. The only thing I... More 

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Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were so many amazing and interesting items to view in this lovely restored custom house. It was a very nice time!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This is not a big or spectacular one, you have to go with someone who knows their stuff. If not, ask at souvenir shop (a well-stocked one!) (all things Irish design!) and they will be glad to help. The most fun were the drawers!!! Try it. And find the Picasso!!! Hint: it's a menu card.......... :) My personal favourites- Paul... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

A real highlight of Limerick - it's a wonderfully eclectic collection and the perfect size. I often feel overwhelmed by big museums and my wife loves to spend a lot of time on each item, so this was perfect - and free on Sunday's! Absolute highlights for us included the caldron, the Antrim Cross and (my absolute personal favourite) the... More 

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