The Hunt collection is an internationally important holding of some 2,000 original works of art and antiquity. Generously donated by the Hunt family to the people of Ireland. The Collection housed in Limerick’s 18th Century Custom House includes objects from the Stone Age to the 20th Century.
Among the important pieces are the personal seal of Charles I of England, the 9th Century Antrim Cross, the Mary Queen of Scots Cross and a coin revered since the Middle Ages as being one of ‘the thirty pieces of silver’.
Permanent displays include works by O’Conor, Leech and Jack B. Yeats. Facilities include guided tours, museum gift shop and a café overlooking the River Shannon. Families can enjoy age specific and fun treasure trails.
On-going education and outreach programmes, curriculum linked and informal workshop opportunities for both primary and secondary schools are available. Regular family friendly events, public programmes, activities and tours are also on offer.
Open Daily Year Round
Monday to Saturday:
Last admission: one hour before closing time.
Visit duration: approx. 1 to 2 hours
Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Day
Admission Prices 2018
School Children: €2.50
Admission Free every Sunday and 2 for 1 every Monday
LANGUAGE: Free Museum Brochure in Irish, English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese.
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.
Custom House Quay, Limerick City Centre, overlooking the Custom House Park and River Shannon
Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick City, Ireland
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