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Hunt Museum description and photos - Ireland: Limerick. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Hunt Museum.
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One of the main attractions of the Irish city of Limerick is undoubtedly the amusing Hunt Museum.
The history of the museum began with a private collection of the spouses John and Gertrude Hunt. For the first time, a magnificent collection of ancient artifacts and objects of fine and decorative-applied art (or rather, part of it) was presented to the public in 1978. As a temporary display, the collection was housed in the exhibition hall of the National Institute of Higher Education (today the University of Limerick). In the meantime, the search for a suitable building in which the preservation and display of antiquities could be properly organized was crowned with success. The historic Customs building was chosen as the "new home" for the Hunt's unique collection. built in the 18th century by the Italian architect Davis Ducart and is an excellent example of the so-called Palladium architecture. In February 1997, after a lengthy and extensive renovation, the Hunt Museum finally opened its doors to visitors.
The collection of the museum has about 2000 exhibits, a significant part of which is related to Ireland, perfectly illustrating the development of its history and culture (the earliest dates from the Neolithic era). The Hunt Museum is famous for its unique artifacts from ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome. The exposition presents a variety of archaeological finds, items made of ceramics, bronze, silver and ivory, weapons and tools, statues made of wood and stone, jewelry, church relics, paintings and much more. Among the most interesting museum treasures is, perhaps,
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