One of Europe's Greatest Private Collections of Art and Antiquities

Located in the finest example of 18th Century Palladian Architecture in Limerick & overlooking the River Shannon, the Hunt Collection represents over 2,500 original works of Art & Antiquity of national & global importance, including works by Picasso, Renoir, and Yeats.

This wonderful, eclectic mix of artwork & objects were individually selected by the Hunt Family based on the quality of design, craftsmanship and artistic merit. Hear the stories of how John & Gertrude Hunt chose the individual pieces which range from the Stone Age right up to the Modern Day.

  • Stunning works from medieval times including weapons and tools from the Celtic period
  • The art of Picasso, Renoir and Yeats
  • The Jewellery Gallery – which includes a gold cross once owned by Mary, Queen of Scots
  • The Treasury – including the Greek coin reputed to be “one of the thirty pieces of silver” paid to Judas for the betrayal of Christ
  • Family Trails – to excite the curiosity of children.

Open Year Round

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-17:00h

Open Sunday 11:00-17:00h

Closed Monday


Admission Rates Apply

See website for details.

Useful Information

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: The riverside restaurant offers a wide choice of dishes, both for lunch and for snacks. The restaurant terrace overlooks the beautiful Shannon River and Curragower Falls. The ingredients are sourced locally, organic where possible and cooked in the Museum Café Kitchen.

SHOPPING: Gift Shop offers a range of high-quality gifts and includes jewellery, books, greeting cards, silk scarves and ties, gemstones, ceramics, prints, and historical reproductions.

PARKING: Car Parking next to Museum (car park with meter pay). Coach parking is available free off-site 200 meters from the Museum, outside St. Mary’s Cathedral and City Hall, Merchants Quay.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Wheelchair accessible with lifts to all floors; wheelchairs and stools are available for use in the galleries. Accessible Toilet.

TOURS: You can explore the collection by yourself or take a guided ‘highlights’ tour when available – at no extra charge. Tours take approximately one hour and vary according to the guide.

Getting There

Custom House Quay, Limerick City Centre, overlooking the Custom House Park and River Shannon

Map Location: 52.666166, -8.624163
Contact The Hunt Museum

Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick City, Ireland

Eircode: V94 EV8A
T: +353 (0)61 312 833
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