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‘Best Costume Goes To…’ Stays in Limerick as Hunt Museum Reopens

Exhibition of Iconic Film Costumes Extended With New Costumes Added Lenny Abrahamson Endorses Must See Exhibition this Summer for #Staycationers 3 July 2020: The stage is set and the red carpet has been rolled out as The Hunt Museum opens its doors and welcomes the public back after 16 weeks of closure with [...]

‘Best Costume Goes To…’ Stays in Limerick as Hunt Museum Reopens2020-07-13T16:11:54+01:00

Play With The Three Muses

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Play With The Three Muses2020-06-16T09:21:39+01:00

Fund a Cobble; Create a Museum in the Garden Crowdfunding Campaign

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ May - August 2020 We are going to take down the railings surrounding the Hunt Museum to create a Museum in the Garden  in the heart of Limerick city, but we need your help to raise 15,000 on Fundit.ie….And we’ve got six weeks to do it!   Using scanning and 3D printing [...]

Fund a Cobble; Create a Museum in the Garden Crowdfunding Campaign2020-06-24T13:02:22+01:00

Museum in the Garden: Announcing the Competition Winner

Three finalists and a public consultation later, the judges of the Hunt Museum Garden Design Competition decide on Nicola Haines’s amazing community influenced garden for the Hunt Museum. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The nationwide competition has given us this new exciting design and community groups will work with professionals in its delivery. Nicola [...]

Museum in the Garden: Announcing the Competition Winner2020-06-24T13:02:41+01:00

Europeana Sport – Ireland’s Stories

Europeana Sport - Ireland’s Stories asks people to dig out their sporting memorabilia and contribute to Europeana Sport, a European project on the culture and history of sport. Europeana Sport - Ireland’s Stories will show the richness and diversity of sporting history in Ireland and amongst the Irish overseas through the collection of stories [...]

Europeana Sport – Ireland’s Stories2020-06-10T14:31:56+01:00

Sybil: A Very Irish Entrepreneur

Sybil Connolly was born in Wales to Irish and English parents, during her teenage years she moved to be schooled in a convent in Co. Waterford, Ireland. At seventeen she was apprenticed to the London based, but Irish run, company Bradley & Co and even assisted at royal fittings at Buckingham Palace.  Returning to [...]

Sybil: A Very Irish Entrepreneur2020-07-01T15:37:55+01:00

Ardnacrusha Memories: collecting your stories about the Shannon Hydro-Electric Scheme

May to September 2020 The Hunt Museum, Limerick The Shannon Hydro-Electric Scheme was one the first major developments by the Irish Free State in the 1920s. It played a pivotal role in the development of Ireland in the 20th Century, and paved the way for the social, economic, and industrial development of Ireland. The [...]

Ardnacrusha Memories: collecting your stories about the Shannon Hydro-Electric Scheme2020-06-10T14:32:35+01:00

Take a Virtual Dive into Hunt Museum Education Week

Hunt Museum Education Week runs from Monday ( April 27th) and will run until Friday May 1st.  To try to help teachers and parents trying to source curriculum based material during Covid19, the Hunt Museum has turned several of its schools workshops into freely available online resources. These include: a post primary Junior Cycle [...]

Take a Virtual Dive into Hunt Museum Education Week2020-06-10T14:32:54+01:00

Museum from Home

The Hunt Museum’s Virtual Museum Experience Brings Art, Culture & Costume Design to Our Homes ‘Entwined in the Fabric’ Online Exhibition Virtual Tour ‘Best Costume goes to...’ Family Costume Design Project Colouring Books Download 10 April 2020: The Hunt Museum, which closed on 12th March until further notice as a result of the Coronavirus, has found a [...]

Museum from Home2020-04-10T18:15:18+01:00

Three Muses Activity Pack

We are delighted to bring you The Three Muses Activity Pack, a learning resource inspired by the collections of The Hunt Museum, Limerick Museum and Limerick City Gallery of Art. It is bursting with open-ended, creative activities which support Visual Art, History and English curricula, and comes in a full colour version for [...]

Three Muses Activity Pack2020-06-10T14:33:43+01:00

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