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.
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.