The Hunt Museum has on display antiquities ranging from pre-dynastic Egypt to Irish archaeological works to fine art of the 20th Century. On display is the Antrim cross of about 800 A.D., a drawing by Picasso and the rearing horse attributed to Leonardo de Vinci. The collection is acknowledged as one of the most important private mediaeval collections in the world.
Thomond Park Museum
Thomond Park Stadium has incorporated a spectacular interactive museum that showcases the proud history and heritage of Munster Rugby including an impressive range of memorabilia such as the match ball from the famous victory against the All Blacks in 1978 and the 2006 Heineken Cup trophy. The Museum also contains fantastic interactive displays and touch screens suitable for all ages with a specially commissioned film titled "We are Munster" that portrays the tradition & history of the club and the unique bond that it shares with its loyal supporters.
Foynes Flying Boat Club Museum
During the 1930s and early 1940s, the port of Foynes was the fulcrum point for air traffic between the United States and Europe. The famous flying boats were frequent visitors, carrying passengers who ranged from celebrities to refugees.
The Foynes museum recalls the era with a comprehensive range of exhibits and graphic illustrations. It also includes a 1940s style cinema, the original terminal building through which many VIP's passed, war years' radio and the weather room. Irish coffee was "invented" here in 1943. There is also a coffee shop and souvenir shop on the premises. Visits take approximately 1 hour.
Limerick City Museum
The Museum‘s collection illustrates the history of Limerick and its people. Its displays include archaeological artefacts, Limerick silver, Limerick lave, examples of local printing, exhibits on the struggle for independence and much more. It is immediately adjacent to King's John's Castle.
The Frank Mc Court Museum
Leamy House (formerly known as Leamy School) is a Tudor-style, listed building with an interesting facade, complete with tower, turrets, ornamental chimneys and splendid gargoyles carved in limestone and sandstone, adorning a fine street which is a memorial to one of Limerick’s greatest benefactors, Lady Lucy Hartstonge, wife of Sir Henry Hartstonge, and sister of Edmond Sexton Pery, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons.
Craggaunowen is an award winning archaeological open air museum centred around a 16th Century Towerhouse. The park, started by John Hunt, is set in 50 acres of idyllic woodland with a picturesque lake and is host to several examples of early historic dwelling places. The Park interprets several features commonly found in the Irish archaeological landscape, by the recreation of several homesteads and monuments. The primary features are a Crannóg (A type of manmade island dwelling place that came into being in the Bronze Age with some showing usage through to 17th Century. Their main usage being around the 7th Century); a Ring Fort (These also show evidence of having similar period coverage to the Crannógs); a replica Fulachta Fia (Bronze Age cooking and/or industrial site); a Dolmen (Neolithic Portal tomb) and Standing Stone.