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Butter Museum

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Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 430 0600
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Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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"dairy farm"
in 5 reviews
"friendly gentleman"
in 3 reviews
"introductory film"
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"short film"
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"dairy products"
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"irish folklore"
in 3 reviews
"shandon bells"
in 12 reviews
"rainy day"
in 8 reviews
"anne's church"
in 6 reviews
"great insight"
in 3 reviews
"interesting information"
in 4 reviews
"southern ireland"
in 3 reviews
"interesting place"
in 4 reviews
"bell tower"
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"entrance fee"
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"well worth the visit"
in 3 reviews
"cork city"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is just a few steps away from Shandon bells. When you get there you're welcomed by this very friendly gentleman who is charming and fun. The 12 minutes video tells us all about the fascinating history of Irish dairy industry and Kerry gold...More

Thank Vidya K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Suffers from the same poor signposting as many Cork attractions!!! Once we eventually found it well worth a trip. Who knew that the history of Irish butter making could be so interesting. Very informative. Really enjoyed.

Thank hotpup
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

came here on the recommendation of a local friend, and we were delighted. we had no idea that there was such a fascinating history of butter and its export and that cork is at the heart of it all fun documentary, helpful staff and fun...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I enjoyed my visit to the Butter Museum in Cork. It is rather hidden away so not easy to find. The film introducing the visitors to the museum was excellent and informative. I learned a great deal about the history of butter making in Ireland...More

Thank Adrienne C
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

It wasn't easy to find this place, but it was well worth the hunt. The tour starts with a short film about the history of the dairy industry in Ireland. The downstairs gallery contains churns and butter memorabilia as well as signs explaining superstitions and...More

1  Thank Kathy K
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

well worth a visit guided tours you can watch the story of the buttera in film very interesting will really enjoy it

Thank Teresa S
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

I can't really rate it, because the Butter Museum is closed during the week from Nov - April. We found this very disappointing. THe museum is steps away from the bell tower of St Anne's so it is very convenient to stop in while you...More

1  Thank panama2000
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The highlight of my visit was the live session on butter making, courtesy of Dan, the butter maker ( hope I got his name right).He engaged the visitors in the process which was really fun. He also lets you taste the butter and take some...More

1  Thank mikyc2017
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

thats a good place for you if you're interested in butter history. we were done within half an hour. it's a must see but you won;t be satisfied

Thank Nattt92
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The video is quite old and focuses on the industry and business of butter. Lots of relics to look at but nothing much about production or making of butter. Museum could use some modern technology.

Thank nursemurphy13
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