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The Hunt Museum exhibits one of Ireland's greatest private collections of art and antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century. Reflecting the diverse tastes and interests of the two people who formed it, John and Gertrude Hunt.
One of the strengths of the collection is the medieval material, and 18th and 19th-century decorative arts. Artists' works in the collection include Pablo Picasso, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Roderic O’Conor, Jack B. Yeats, Robert Fagan, and Henry Moore.
The Hunt Museum’s purpose-built Exhibition gallery exhibits a diverse range of important temporary exhibitions of Local, National and International significance with the overall aim of maximizing their cultural and educational potential.
The Hunt Museum is also home to the Hunt Café which offers a wide choice of dishes, both for those who want a leisurely lunch or just a quick snack. Whilst The Hunt Museum Gift Shop offers a gorgeous range of high-quality gifts.
- One of Irelands greatest private collections of Art and Antiquities
- From the Mesolithic to the Medieval - amazing objects from across the world and time
- Exhibitions ranging from popular art, Yeats/Henry to a kid's maritime experience with the Ilen: a voyage of community & discovery
- Extensive art collection including works from Picasso, Renoir, Gauguin and Irish greats such as O'Connor, Henry, and Yeats
- Rare artefacts including the Antrim Cross, Olmec Man, a Viking neck ring and a Bronze Age shield and cauldron
- Interactive 3D displays, free Docent tours and object handling with the curator
- Iconic Georgian Custom House with a scrumptious café and garden on the banks of the River Shannon
Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays 14:00 -17:00
During summer months the museum is open on Thursdays, from 10:00 – 20:00. In addition also hosting a range of events during Thursdays evenings, called #HuntThursdays.
Closed: Christmas Day, St Stephen's Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday.
Last admission: No last admission but one hour before closing is recommended to ensure visitors get the most from their visit.
Approx. visit duration: 60 - 80 minutes, allow time for browse in Shop and refreshments in the Café
Student (with valid ID): €5:50
Child (aged 4-12, please specify age range): €5:50
Family: 2 adults & 2 children €22.00
Family: 1 adult & 2 children €16:50
Babies and Toddlers are free up to 4 years old
First Sunday of each month is free
All Sundays and Monday’s are free to Limerick and Region citizens
Other Useful Information
Free paper guides available
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
The Hunt Museum Cafe is very popular with locals and businesses. It offers lunches, dinners, and teas as well as a constant stream of cakes and coffee. The café caters for up to 150 people in the summer, 120 in the winter.
Searching for that unique gift, souvenir or just want to treat yourself? The shop stocks a wide selection of art, prints, cards, jewellery, books and gifts.
No WIFI available
Offsite parking available at the potato market approx two minutes walk from the museum
The Hunt Museum is fully wheelchair accessible.
GROUPS & TOURS
There is no charge for our expert tours delivered by our volunteer docents but group tours must be booked for in advance and cancellations made 24 hours beforehand. Tours offered in English and German.
ACCOLADES AND AWARDS
- Limerick Chamber Regional Business Award 2017 for Best Culture, Hospitality and Tourism
Meetings & Eventsread more
Team building and coaching exercises, utilising a combination of the collections from the Hunt Museum and water-based activities (kayaking, water walking, boating) from their partner Nevsail.
The Captain's Room is available for Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, and launches for corporates, weddings and similar events with capacity for 70-80 people.
The Hunt Museum is located on the banks of the River Shannon. Formally the Customs House of Limerick and at the end of a medieval trail from King John’s Castle via St Mary’s Cathedral, the Hunt Museum is home to one of the best collections of Medieval artefacts in Ireland.
The Museum is located less than 20km from the Shannon Airport, 10 minutes walk from Limerick's Colbert train station and round the corner from the intercity bus stops. There is car and coach parking within 2 minutes walk from the Hunt Museum.The Hunt Museum Nearby Attractions