Galleries & Museums in Limerick City

Limerick is home to a vibrant arts and culture scene, with a diverse range of museums and galleries. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, an art lover, or simply seeking inspiration, Limerick’s museums and galleries provide captivating experiences that celebrate the city’s rich heritage and creative spirit.

One of Ireland’s greatest private collections, The Hunt Museum, houses an impressive collection of artworks and artifacts from around the world, including pieces by renowned artists like Picasso and Renoir

 

The Limerick City Gallery of Art showcases contemporary Irish art and hosts thought-provoking exhibitions ranging from the 18th century through to the 21st.  

Limerick City Gallery of Art is the largest contemporary art gallery in the Mid-Western Region, annually exhibiting national and international artists in a diverse exhibition programme.

King John’s Castle is a majestic and iconic Limerick landmark. Dating back to the 13th century its impressive fortifications, towers, and medieval architecture provide a glimpse into the city’s rich past. Inside, interactive exhibits and immersive displays bring history to life, allowing visitors to explore the castle’s strategic importance and learn about its storied past.

The People’s Museum of Limerick is a new project from Limerick Civic Trust, at No. 2 Pery Square. It aims to reflect the diverse lives of the people, buildings, and streets of the city. Showcasing the eclectic and fascinating collection of items in the care of Limerick Civic Trust, as well as artefacts that are visiting from elsewhere.

Visit the acclaimed 15th iconic Bunratty Castle  – the most complete and authentic castle in Ireland.
Take a tour of this iconic fortress; hear and see how the lords and ladies of this castle lived; hear stories of battles and bravery and enjoy stunning views across the idyllic Clare countryside.

 

The International Rugby Experience takes visitors on an exciting, multi-sensory journey from grassroots rugby to legendary status, while celebrating World Rugby’s values of Passion, Discipline, Integrity, Solidarity and Respect.

 

Limerick Museum’s collection illustrates the history of Limerick and its people. The displays include archaeological artefacts, Limerick silver, Limerick lace, examples of local printing, military artefacts and much more.

EVA International is Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art.

The 40th EVA International will take place from 31st August until 29th October 2023, featuring Irish and international artists across venues in Limerick. A visual arts programme across Limerick city featuring new commissions and existing works from internationally acclaimed artists.