Hunt Museum
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
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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.
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beaner1138
Middleton, WI55 contributions
The museum displays a great number of artifacts collected by the Hunt Family, but it is a relatively small collection compared to those found in larger Irish museums. It would be of some interest if you have not visited other museums, but if you have toured widely, you will not find anything unique.
Written 4 April 2023
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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 8 March 2023
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,688 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 4 March 2023
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london057
Dublin, OH481 contributions
First of all it is a lovely museum. Second the house is very charming Third this is the best museum in Limerick . Lastly, I could go here again .
Written 20 November 2022
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Marketing H
Thank you for your lovely words. We hope to see you again.
Written 20 December 2022
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anne b
2 contributions
Jul 2022
We had read about this small musuem housed in the historic Customs House, and it did not disappoint. Our only regret is that we could have spent far more time there than we had. Highly recommnded.
Written 21 July 2022
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Marketing H
Thank you for visiting the museum, we hope you can spend more time with us on your next visit.
Written 22 August 2022
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Marius P
Oslo, Norway1,711 contributions
Jun 2022
Had some extra time in Limerick so went to this museum.
Consist of 3 floor with mostly old artifacts from Irleland and the area.
Written 30 June 2022
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Marketing H
Thank you for visiting our museum.
Written 14 July 2022
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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 22 June 2022
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Marketing H
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 14 July 2022
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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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Marketing H
Sorry to hear this. All of are tour guides are volunteers and some days are harder then others to have guides in the museum. If you are visiting Limerick again please let us know and we can organise a tour for you.
Written 14 July 2022
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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 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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HUNT MUSEUM (Limerick) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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 €7.72, while a popular guided tour starts around €25.75 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