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Butter Museum

Shandon, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 430 0600
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“irish economy” (7 reviews)
“dairy farm” (5 reviews)
“minute video” (4 reviews)
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Shandon, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Those who are passionate about the history of genuine and original Irish things must stop here, even in the short pass to find out how Kerrygold's butter came out and what "history" tumultuous to know until he was known all over the world. Let's not...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Stepped in out of the rain to visit the Butter Museum. I recommend watching the film just as you enter the Museum. It is by far the best part and you will learn a ton. It goes through the history of the dairy industry in...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

It's not a long walk from the city center and we were looking forward to the experience. Given the history and popularity of Irish butter, this is a great idea but the execution is disappointing. Cork's old butter market building is a fine venue but...More

Thank GaddisGadabout
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I visited the Butter Miseum on 29 August. Located in the Shandon, a part of the city visitors should not miss anyway, the Museum gets people to gain first-hand insights into a vitally important part of the local history and economics. At the beiginning of...More

Thank AnTeastalai
Reviewed 2 September 2017

After watching a 15 minute video and then walking through the two storey building reading all the plaques and looking at all the historical displays, I was in awh to see how a small local farm industry grew to become a multi billion dollar operation...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 30 August 2017

If you consider how important butter is in Southern Ireland, a butter museum here equates with a beer museum in Belgium or a watch museum in Switzerland. Very interesting small museum, that tells a lot about the product (from a technical and economic point of...More

Thank severus75
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great experience! Came here with my mum and boyfriend and wasn't let down! Would definitely recommend.

Thank BiancaJG
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The museum is well laid out over two floors with much information, photographs and artefacts but the most interesting part is the practical live demonstration of hand churning cream into butter, which the audience can then taste, spread on crusty bread. There is an educational...More

Thank TheTyke186299
Reviewed 27 August 2017

If you want to learn about the Irish Gold, the video at The Butter Museum tells it all. The rest of the museum did nothing for me. It is two levels, with displays of churns, crocks, and pics. Restrooms available, no sample to try. Nice...More

Thank Bobkatevan
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Lots of artifacts, posters and videos about the dairy industry, which was still quite primitive in Ireland on into the 1960's, when many homes still drew their water by hand from wells. I learned all about local co-ops, life on a dairy farm, coopering (barrel/tub-making),...More

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