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Hunt Museum reopens on June 1st with free admission for everyone for the first five days from Tuesday June 1st to Saturday June 5th. Hunt Museum reopens on June 1st with free admission for everyone for the first five days from Tuesday June 1st to Saturday June 5th.

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Hunt Museum Reopens June 1st with FREE admission for everyone for the first five days

Hunt Museum reopens on June 1st with free admission for everyone for the first five days from Tuesday June 1st to Saturday June 5th.

The museum has new stock for the shop to welcome everyone back!

The museum has new stock for the shop to welcome everyone back!

Hunt Museum Reopens June 1st with FREE admission for everyone for the first five days

Hunt Museum will reopen on June 1st with free admission for everyone for the first five days from Tuesday June 1st to Saturday June 5th. Booking your visit is essential to manage the ongoing Covid requirements. Self-guided tours are available or just pop in to see your favourite object. 

The museum has new stock for the shop; their cafe has some additions to its menu, including some upmarket ice cream to eat in the courtyard with Da Horses Outside, or in the exciting new Museum in a Garden.   The Garden is a work in progress but they are inviting you to come and talk to the plants and maybe they will grow faster.  

Museum in a Garden is funded by the public buying cobbles, benches and planters with a generous donation from the JP McManus Foundation.  There is also a Community Garden, sponsored by the Moran’s in memory of Sean Moran. A Sensory Garden delivers a quiet contemplative area and some exotic planting inspired by three continents of South America, South East Asia and Europe, reflecting the museum object replicas that will be placed in the alcoves. 

The first is Olmec Man produced by TY Students from Colaiste Chiarain and Ardscoil Mhuire and Michael McLaughlin of Monarú & LIT-LSAD.  Eventually rolling down the hills will be permitted but the grass needs to grow a little more first. 

Activities in the garden include Garden Chess & Games; Jazz on Fridays, Theatre in a Van, a Wild Geese Festival Boules Tournament, and Painting in the Garden. 

The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 11-5pm.

The Hunt Museum holds one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of Art and Antiquities from the Neolithic period to the 20th century. Donated by John and Gertrude Hunt to the people of Ireland, this diverse collection is housed in The Custom House, an 18th Century Palladian-style building in Limerick.

It is the centre of learning and civic life that preserves and uses its world-class collections to support a greater understanding of our past and to deliver new collaborations and innovation.  Public engagement is key to their approach with a full education program and wide community participation in all our work.

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