Friends of the Hunt: Be a friend, make a difference 

Become a Friend today to enjoy a wide range of benefits and help the museum! 

Benefits include free admission to the museum and its exhibitions,  exclusive access to a range of group activities, clubs, outings and discounts in our shop! 

Due to COVID-19, we have adapted some of our  membership activities to work online. However, The Friends of the Hunt Museum remain an active and vibrant network of members, with a variety of interests  that reflect the eclectic nature of the museum and we hope that in  summer 2021 we can resume our annual schedule of activities.


Friends Benefits


Unlimited free access to the museum for you & a guest 

Art and artefact appreciation lectures via google hangout

Virtual tours of other museums and the opportunity to exchange views with others 

New! Virtual Skill Share meet-up for Friends & Docents 

Invitations to exhibition previews

Special exhibition themed events for the Friends

Cultural tours & guided visits to other museums, galleries, castles, stately homes & gardens, cathedrals and concert halls. 

Lectures & learning: regular lunchtime lectures,, Silver Circle, book club

Quarterly newsletter to keep up to date


Special Discounts & Benefits


10% discount in the Gift Shop

10% discount when purchasing artwork for sale at Museum

Special Friends rates for events, workshops and gala events


What’s planned for 2021

Please note: schedule given restrictions and ability to travel.


Late May: Mooresfort House by kind permission of Charles Moore, and Tipperary Town (Barracks).

Early June: Friends day in the museum. Lectures, tea and tours. Bring a friend to encourage them to join.

June: Heywood Gardens, lunch in Abbeyleix (to be confirmed). 

June/July: Springfield Castle by kind permission of Deane/Sykes family, tour and lunch followed by visit to Newcastle West.

July: tbc: National Gallery and /or Seamus Heaney exhibition and /or tour of House of Lords in Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin.

July: Garden Party in the new Museum Garden, bring your parasol.

September: Holycross Abbey, followed by lunch in Horse and Jockey with an afternoon visit to Cashel.

October: Portumna Castle, lunch locally or bring your own picnic to have in Portumna woods, with added boat trip on Lough Derg (weather and numbers dependent) 

November:  Visit to ‘Rembrandt in Print’ exhibition at Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.


How your membership helps & supports 

Your membership has directly supported such projects as The Three Muses, a joint educational programme for primary schools with Limerick Museum and Limerick City Gallery. It has also assisted a close fundraising relationship with Limerick Mental Health Association (LMHA), particularly in relation to the ongoing project to create a Hunt Museum in a Garden with their support.   

Your membership allows us to continue to operate the museum, to produce online resources for schools and lifelong learners and prepare for a summer of activities that comply with the necessary social distancing measures.  

We thank our Members and Friends for their unwavering support during such a difficult time for the creative and cultural industries.


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