Exhibiting 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 Hunt Museum is an all-round cultural experience.
The Hunt Museum exhibits 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. It reflects the diverse tastes and interests of the two people who formed it, John and Gertrude Hunt.
There are artefacts from Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Olmec civilisation. There is also an important collection of Irish archaeological material ranging from Neolithic flints and Bronze Age material, including a Bronze Age shield and cauldron, to later Christian objects such as the unique 9th century Antrim Cross.
One of the strengths of the collection is the medieval material, which include statues in stone and wood, painted panels, jewellery, enamels, ivories, ceramics, crystal and crucifixes.
18th and 19th century decorative arts are also represented with fine examples of silver, glass and ceramics. Artists' works in the collection include Pablo Picasso, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Roderic O’Conor, Jack B. Yeats, Robert Fagan and Henry Moore.
The Hunt Museum’s purpose built Exhibition gallery, exhibits a diverse range of important temporary exhibitions from public institutions to private collections.
The Hunt Museum is also home to the Hunt Café which offers a wide choice of dishes, both for those who want a leisurely lunch or just a quick snack. Whilst The Museum Gift Shop offers an interesting and delightful range of high quality gifts for all occasions.
The Hunt Museum, Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick City
Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 2pm - 5pm