Friends visit to Irish Silver Museum in Waterford.

Friends Benefits

Friends get more. More inspiration, more art, more Hunt 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!

See the full list of benefits below: 

• Unlimited free access to the museum for you & a guest
• 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
• Art and artefact appreciation lectures via google hangout Virtual tours of other museums and the opportunity to exchange views with others

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


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What’s planned for 2022

Antiques Roadshow 

A chance to get your antiques valued by specialists

June 26th, 12pm to 4pm

Some of our past events

Spring Luncheon 2022

On 5 May 2022, we welcomed the Friends of the Hunt Museum and their guests to the Annual Luncheon. This was to celebrate the twenty-fifth year of the Hunt at the Custom house. Patricia Hunt, our guest speaker gave a wonderful talk about the Hunt family’s part in the Museum. And Director of the Hunt Jill Cousins pulled raffle tickets for a display of beautiful prizes including a Charlie Mahon Teapot, a silver pendant, silk scarf and a c.1800 silver sugar tongs, among others. Our M.C. George Stacpoole and Chair Anne Hyland welcomed everyone to enjoy their three course lunch at the Savoy Hotel. The whole event fundraised for refurbishments of displays in the Hunt Museum.

Friends Lunchtime Lecture: Anne Nash - 'A discussion on the life and work of William Trevor.'

Friends Lunchtime Lecture: Dr. Una Ni Bhroiméil ‘John Quinn, Patron and

Friends Lunchtime Lecture: Dr. Una Ni Bhroiméil ‘John Quinn, Patron and Powerbroker in 20th century New York.'

Lunchtime Lecture: David McBurnie's 'Two Wedding Feasts'


Friends visit to Irish Silver Museum in Waterford.

The guide Rosemary Ryan at Waterford Museum.

Friends visit to Waterford September 2021.

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.

Membership Options

Friends Membership