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 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
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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from €7.50
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4.5
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Aoifee G
Dublin, Ireland19 contributions
Wasn’t as good that Tripadvisor said it was !! Museum was ok !
We didn’t have your guided to show us around + it’s was Sunday !! Maybe it would be different on week days ! The artwork was incredible design from the students at the art college 😌
Written 1 May 2022
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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 3 April 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 5 April 2022
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Fromo1
Southampton, UK154 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Looking forward to visiting this museum but sadly checked website after trip advisor said open & it doesn’t open Mondays so never got to go.
Written 7 February 2022
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Marketing H
Hello, I am sorry you were not able to visit us. I have been on to TripAdvisor to sort out the listing. Hopefully you will be able to visit us in the future.
Written 17 February 2022
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Melissa
Cork, Ireland144 contributions
We expected to have a quick browse of the museum, however the fantastic tour guide Brendan kept us interested. We ended up in the museum for 2hrs listening to all the interesting stories. I would recommend booking a tour
Written 23 January 2022
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Marketing H
Thank you for visiting the museum. For a small museum it is easy to get lost in the variety of our collection and Brendan is a great guide.
Written 17 February 2022
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Marie Hennessy
2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
I visited the Ride a Flying fish exhibition yesterday with my 8 year old son and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. It is so well done. The VR is superb. So realistic and amazing. It took us through the 3 parts of the Garden of Earthly delights. We then viewed all the wonderful posters and information and videos about the exhibition. It was really interesting and highly informative. We also visited the museum and used the age appropriate discovery activities for my son. It was really enjoyable and we would highly recommend this exhibition and attending the museum. The staff are very helpful. It’s not our first time at the museum and we look forward to attending again. Such a special museum to have on our doorstep in Limerick .
Written 19 December 2021
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Marketing H
Thank you for visiting the museum. Ride a Flying Fish was an amazing experience. We look forward to your visits to future exhibitions.
Written 17 February 2022
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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 9 November 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 15 November 2021
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Adam Keohane
Ballylickey, Ireland1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
The museum was amazing, the art is something you must see. The staff was so great the were exactly helpful and happy, Eamonn was so nice and and helpful he greeted us at the door and showed the first room and explained the history of the collectors.
Written 24 August 2021
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Marketing H
We are glad you enjoyed the museum so much. We are very proud of our collection and you are right Eamonn is a legend. We look forward to welcoming you to the museum again in the future.
Written 12 October 2021
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Lauren F
Kildare, Ireland8 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Enjoyable day. Some very interesting pieces! Great for someone who loves art or history. Best suited to older teenagers and above.
Written 12 August 2021
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Marketing H
Thank you for visiting the museum Lauren. Hope to see you again.
Written 13 August 2021
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland2,121 contributions
This museum is the collection of the Hunt (John and Geraldine) family and has displays dating from Stone Age to more modern times.

Located across 3 floors you start on the top floor and work your way down. There is a one way system in place and everything is well laid out. The Treasury on the bottom floor was a personal highlight.

On the bottom floor there is also a Wild Atlantic Way exhibit current on display. This is a series of paintings by Irish artists that start on scenes from Donegal and finish with Kinsale.

The combo ticket to include this exhibition is €12.50 and is certainly worth it. I booked ticket on line but you could pay on arrival.

Finally there is a cafe and gift shop to enjoy.
Written 2 August 2021
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Marketing H
Thank you for visiting and for your lovely words.
Written 6 August 2021
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Fiona D
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
A great collection of varied treasures laid out well. Size of museum perfect - big enough without being overwhelming. An excellent curator on hand to impart nuggets of information and to answer questions. The building itself is lovely too and of historical interest.
Written 4 July 2021
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Marketing H
Thank you for visiting Fiona. I think you summed us up perfectly. Hope to see you again.
Written 21 July 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hunt Museum

Hunt Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

Hunt Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost €7.75, while a popular guided tour starts around €25.84 per person. See all 3 Hunt Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

Hunt Museum can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 Hunt Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor