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Butter Museum

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Very interesting little museum on butter. Recounts the history and importance of the butter... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Montreal, Canada
Fascinating History of Butter in Ireland - With a taste test!

Spent a couple hours reading about the history of butter making in Ireland. There is more to it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen G
Boulder Creek, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting little museum on butter. Recounts the history and importance of the butter industry in Ireland. Start with an interesting film about butter that sets the tone for the balance of your visit that can take about an hour max.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a couple hours reading about the history of butter making in Ireland. There is more to it than one would expect. It is better than most butters. Then of course they make butter with the help of the audience and you get to taste...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this museum in our first day in Cork on a short break. We had no idea what to expect and were pleasantly surprised by the content and quality of the museum. The museum starts with a 10 minute long...More

Thank 972sashar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without a doubt, the Butter Museum is worth the visit. We were able to catch the 12:00 butter making demonstration. The museum is small but very interesting. You need to go upstairs to see the 1000 year old box butter. The history of Irish butter...More

Thank Tvler8
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to spend time in Cork. Very interesting insight on the rise of the Irish dairy industry. Recommended to all in the area. Very insightful and inspiring.

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Is particularly interesting to see the area around the museum which all used to be the butter capital of ireland. There are small houses and huge buildings that were involved in various activities related to the butter industry. Chatty ticket person. Good 15 minute video...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Against all expectations, this was a very pleasant visit. Part of that was because we were with friends who had a “butter story” but that is for another day. The gentleman manning the desk was very personable and took an interest in our story and...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

There is a very interesting video explaining the expansion of butter making in Ireland. There are also a lot of historical artefacts relating to buttermaking before it was made in a factory.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 1 October 2018

OK, if the name of the museum doesn't spark keen interest in you as it did in me, then chances are you won't be enthralled with your visit. Nonetheless, it's a rather small museum that does a good job of telling the history of dairy...More

Thank coccothrinax
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Interesting, if you want to do something a little different. Not a huge museum, but still worth visiting. Can't comment on the demonstration as we didn't get there in time.

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Mark P
21 August 2018|
Response from TravelBuff97 | Reviewed this property |
No, there wasn't a gift shop a few months ago. But there may be something in the village that would be an appropriate "butter" gift.