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The Hunt Museum
Limerick CityCo. Limerick
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Visit The Hunt Museum in Limerick City and see an internationally important collection of 2,000 original works of art and antiquity. Explore one of Ireland's greatest private collections dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century.

Discover a diverse collection of antiquities and fine and decorative art which reflects the interests of the founders, John and Gertrude Hunt. There are artefacts from Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Olmec civilisation.

See an important collection of Irish archaeological material ranging from Neolithic flints and Bronze Age material, including a Bronze Age shield and cauldron, to later Christian objects such as the unique 9th century Antrim Cross. One of the strengths of the collection is the medieval artefacts, including statues in stone and wood, painted panels, jewellery, enamels, ivories, ceramics, crystal and crucifixes.

18th and 19th century decorative arts are represented with fine examples of silver, glass and ceramics. Artists' works in the collection include Pablo Picasso, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Roderic O’Conor, Jack B Yeats, Robert Fagan and Henry Moore.

Why we like it
  • See the wonderful collection with artefacts from around the world.
  • Fascinating Irish archaeological collection.
  • View art from Picasso, Renoir, Jack B Yeats and more.
  • Experience interesting new exhibitions.
  • Browse the excellent gift shop or enjoy a bite at the restaurant.
Tips from locals

You can visit the Hunt Museum for free every Sunday from 2-5pm.

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