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“HUNT MUSEUM IS A MUSEUM OF MANY TREASURES.”
Review of Hunt Museum

Hunt Museum
Ranked #12 of 116 things to do in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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. The Gallery exhibits a range of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Currently on display: 'Signals of Change' a collection of paintings from The Crawford Art Gallery's Great Southern Collection. Exhibition runs until September 2nd, 2018. Upcoming exhibitions include: 'Ilen: A community restoration and voyage of discovery', on display from September 14th - November 11th, 2018
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This Museum originated in the University of Limerick and then moved to its current location. The collection is something to behold. There is a large collection silver which includes a collection of Chalices and are very beautiful. The Museum has Exhibitions regularly of different artists or historical events. It has a very good gift shop with lots of choices from Jewellery to table mats. Most of the merchandise is Irish. A very good restaurant is located downstairs and serves snacks as well as full lunches. It is suitable for any age group. On sunny days it is lovely to sit with your bite to eat and look out at the River Shannon as it flows by.

Thank Dolores D
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

I almost walked by the museum. The museum is very cool. Loved the gift shop attached to the museum. I spent hours there. Family loved it also.

Thank LEnore S
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful building with gorgeous artwork. Friendly and welcoming staff with a height of knowledge of all the artwork

Thank LilyB51
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HuntMuseum, Staff Member at Hunt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Dear Lily, thank you for your kind words, we strive to keep our staff as knowledgeable as possible to enhance our visitor experience.

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

This little museum is awesome. They have a very nice collection of local art. Not to be missed if you visit Limerick.

Thank ttChet
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HuntMuseum, Staff Member at Hunt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Dear ttChet, thank you for your very kind words, our local art works, of which most are for sale, add to the delights of our permanent collection.

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Do you know that one of the 30 pieces of silver Judas was paid id reputed to be among the collection. Also some very fine paintings of local areas from times past. I particularly like the the painting of the Kilmallock countryside. One piece that would do well to be returned to Limerick is the Ardagh Chalice and this musuem would be a fitting place for its display.

Thank Con O
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HuntMuseum, Staff Member at Hunt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Dear Con, we would love to have the Ardagh Chalice on display at the Museum. Thank yo for your wonderful review.

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