Limerick Museum

Limerick Museum houses one of the largest collections of any Irish museum.

Established in 1916, the museum is the oldest local authority museum in the state and with nearly 60,000 objects and its aim is to collect, preserve and display objects that tell the story of Limerick and its people.

Address: The Old Franciscan Friary, Henry Street, Limerick

Telephone: +353 61 557740  Email: 

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Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

Free entrance

Friends of Lace

Friends of Lace is a volunteer group formed in 2017. Its mission is to bring Limerick lace to public attention  by cataloguing and researching existing artefacts in museum and private collections and  creating teaching resources and support novel interpretations and uses of Limerick lace.

On the long term, the group would like to see the establishment of a lace study centre within the Limerick Museum.




For visitors:

Friends of Lace, in collaboration with Limerick Museum, are offering:

– Presentations on the history of Limerick lace

– Demonstrations of lace-making by experienced teachers.

– Limerick lace making workshops

– Lace-making kits for beginners

– Tours of Limerick Museum (open Monday to Fridays 10:00 to 5:00.