Hunt Museum, Limerick

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  • Created: January 20, 2014
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Limerick
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The Hunt Museum exhibits one of Ireland's greatest private collections of Art and Antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century. Thye collection was donated by the Hunt family. It is housed in the Old Custom House, a historic 18th century building. It holds about 2000 different artifacts from Ireland and abroad. The oldest pieces are from stone-age Ireland and ancient Egypt. The collection includes the Antrim Cross (a 9th-century bronze and enamel cross), drawings by Picasso and a bronze horse once thought to be a design by Leonardo da Vinci for a large monument. The Museum's most significant collection is its Irish medieval collection which includes the fifteenth century O'Dea Mitre and Crozier, on loan from the Roman Catholic diocese of Limerick.

1. Hunt Museum, Limerick

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