Hunt Museum : Michelin's recommendations
This former 18C customs house was designed by the Italian architect David Duchart, and now houses in fitting style the outstanding collection of art and antiquities bequeathed to the Irish people by John and Gertrude Hunt, experts in religious and medieval art. The works are sensitively displayed, allowing visitors to explore the collection and the Hunts' lives. It includes all periods, with works ranging from gigantic to miniature. Highlights on the first floor include the wooden carved Apollo - Genius of the Arts, a small bronze Horse (attributed to Leonardo da Vinci), and a striking self-portrait painted by Robert Fagan (c.1745-1816), a painter of the English school and dealer of antiquities in Rome. The second floor is devoted to archaeology, embracing the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Greece and Rome and also displays Irish treasures like the Cashel Bell and Antrim Cross. There is also a Jewellery Gallery where Mary Queen of Scot's cross is exhibited. There is also spectacular religious art in the Treasury on the ground floor. Here, in the gleam of silver and precious stones, visitors can see a Greek coin, traditionally thought to be one of the «Thirty Pieces of Silver».
- Address : Rutland St. IRL - LimerickLimerick
- Phone : (061) 312 833
- E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website : http://www.huntmuseum.com
- Prices : 5 €