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

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.

  • 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 Daily Year Round

Monday to Saturday: 
Sun 14:00–17:00

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

Adult: €5
Student: €3.50
School Children: €2.50
Family: €12

Admission Free every Sunday and 2 for 1 every Monday

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility and other useful information.

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.

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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