Limerick City Museum

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Part of the Retrospective Exhibition in Limerick City Museum in 2014

Limerick Museum, previously known as the Jim Kemmy Municipal Museum, is a city museum in Limerick, Ireland.[1]

The Limerick museum was founded in 1906 and housed in the building which is now the city art gallery. The location of the museum has changed many times throughout the last century, moving from Pery Square to John Square, to Castle Lane and now City Hall.

The museum is now located in City Hall next to the Courthouse and St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick.

It houses thousands of items relating to the history of Limerick from the Stone Age to the present day. The exhibitions in the museum are rotated often to display these thousands of items by topic. In the Retrospective Exhibition the Charter of the City signed by King Charles II of England, a sword given to the city by Queen Elizabeth I of England as well as many other interesting items relating to civic life in the city were on display.

From January to April 2014 the Limerick Museum held the Haselbeck Collection,[2] a series of images and items from Franz S Haselbeck dating back to the early 1900s. This Exhibition was visited by the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins in February 2014[3] Many of the Limerick Museum exhibitions are run with Limerick Arcinves under the name LM&A Limerick Museum and Archives

The museum is run by Limerick City Council. It is fully accessible to all. Entry to the museum is free.

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